Manicure Monday: Revlon Whimsical

February 13, 2012

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today will be the first installment to something I want to do on this blog: Manicure Mondays! Since I do paint my nails once a week, this will be perfect for a more regular posting schedule - it motivates me, and gives you all something to look forward to.

For any of you nail polish fanatics, I'm sure you're no stranger to the amazing glitter polishes that Deborah Lippman produces. Over the past couple months, Revlon has been producing nail polishes to mimic and almost be perfect dupes for Deborah Lippman shades. Although I'm not a big glitter fan, Deborah's shade 'Glitter In the Air' (GITA) was a beauty that instantly captured my attention. Looking at it just makes me happy, and I think of cotton candy!



In Canada, Glitter in the Air would cost you $20+ for a bottle.. something that I'm not exactly fond of spending on if I don't have to! When I found that Revlon had produced Whimsical, which on the surface looked exactly like GITA, I set out to hunt it down. I finally found it, and at just under $5!





In each picture, Whimsical is seen at three coats, and finished with a top coat to add extra shine. The polish itself is actually quite sheer, and takes time to build up to reach even a degree of opacity. What seems to be a pastel blue base, is actually a faintly blue tinted jelly. This polish would have no problems being layered over any colour, since the base is just that sheer.



The formula is smooth and easy to use, but I found the polish tended to cluster in an area of the nail if there were any particles on the brush! The formula is a little runnier, and the sparse glitter particles may not always appear on the brush. Take a good look before swiping the colour onto the nail. What's nice is that the formula is easy to maneuver, so you can move the glitter around to your liking.

From what I've read, Whimsical is just about a dead on dupe for Glitter in the Air. And for a quarter of the pricetag of a DL bottle.. I'd say, snatch this up if you see it! Each display only carries two bottles.

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26 comments

  1. oooh! looks pretty. I gotta get myself a bottle!

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  2. I have Glitter in the Air and that really does look like a good dupe of it. It looks great over a white base :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. Andrea this is awesome! DL creates really fun polishes. I love this because it's punchy fun :) Great for spring and summer!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. When I look at it, I want to drink it cause it looks like cotton candy.. aha! So much fun for sure!

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  4. Lovely nail polish!!! Great idea to make this post every week:)Following you on GFC and Bloglovin:)

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  5. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG this polish is SOOOO CUTE!! it totally does look like cotton candy! omgosh i wish i were in the states just so i could find this.. i wonder if i can find it here in germany!

    haha you are so funny.. actually your mom is funny.. haha and you should totally show it to here! it's a great (and cheap!) way of organizing your jewelry!

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  6. ohhh - very pretty. I love the glitter dots. Can't say I polish my nail often though, with kids and cleaning it chips the next day!

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    1. Ugh, I know what you mean about chipping! It's my pet peeve. I do a lot of hands on work throughout the week (typing, washing hands during work, etc.) and with a topcoat that works well with polish, you definitely minimize chipping for a good couple days!

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  7. I've been looking for Whimsical for a while, hopefully I'll be able to find it soon - it's such a pretty polish! I wonder if I can get my hands on Facets of Fuchsia as well since I didn't grab it when I had the chance. Looking forward to manicure mondays! :)

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    1. Hope you find it soon! The store I picked them up at actually has a ton of them. Let me know if you want me to pick them up for you! :)

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  8. Ellie~ OMG...where did u got your whimsical nail polish??? I haven't seen it here n Cali, well at least not n the drugstores where I live :[ I NEED THAT NAIL POLISH ;)

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    1. I just picked it up at the local grocery store! Hope you find it soon, it's so cute! :)

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  9. How can I contact REVLON cosmetics comp...lol a lot of us girls still want that nail polish =D

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    1. They probably have some contact information listed on their website! Or they might have distribution info to help you locate it! Good luck :)

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  10. oh i love this nail look! Such a fun twist to it:) I'll definitely be checking Revlon!!! and yes, i don't like to spend too much on nail polishes either if i don't have to. I think the most expensive one that i bought was from Lancome at HK$120 or 140 (forgot exact amount,lol).

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  11. Ellie~ would u b interested for a swap? I want a whimsical bottle or two. I have 3 opi/s that i dont regular reach out for :)

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    1. I don't have any extra bottles, but if I do see some, I would gladly pick them up! I probably won't do a trade though. Send me an email if you're interested in buying if I happen to find them :)

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  12. Ellie~ i had no luck in reaching for this nail polish, i called ulta, i went to kmart and didnt have it. i have understood, by another blog, that this color has only been seen at the stores i mention or at bb&beyon but not in drugstores cus i think it came out in the 2nd collection where was perplex replace in naughty and other glittery nail polishes were the same as the first collection but revlon just rename the nail polishes differently:/ Weird

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    1. Yes! They did name some of the same polishes different names since they were released at different times. It's definitely hard to track down this particular colour because of the small amount that was made! Good luck finding it :)

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  13. Ellie~ Thanks girl... <3
    Ooh by the way,
    Do u have a claire's
    N ur area? I randomly
    Found a dupe for
    Deborha Lipmmen
    Candy shop :) s label
    As the same name but by claire's
    I thought u might like it =D

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    1. Yes, I do have Claire's stores in my area. I will be sure to take a look when I pass by one :) Thanks for the heads up!

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  14. Ellie~ OMG!
    Andrea, guess what??
    Today I when to rite aid to
    Exchage a nail polish and I
    Spotted whimsical:) last bottle :/.
    When I finally had given up it appear
    Cus I had purchase Cinderella by sf colors
    Ha ha ha I completely sound like a little girl
    Over a nail polish. What can I say I'm obsess :(

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    1. Aw, yay! So glad you finally got your hands on a bottle!
      & I totally understand.. the hunt for special colours totally takes over you!

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  15. It sure does :( ha, ha, ha especially when is a unique color.
    Thx for answering my comments :)
    ELLIE

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