Monday, July 26, 2010

Revlon Runway Collection Mystic Nails

Before I get to the nails, I made a spreadsheet yesterday that lists all the nail polishes I own and some information about them. If you're interested, check it out - and if there's a specific polish you'd like to see here, let me know through email or in the comments.

Today, I decided to try fake nails for the first time since a youth theatre play in which I played a wolf and, accordingly, wore bronze fake nails (which were intended to be worn for one day) for my "claws." I used the Revlon nails I received in my Revlon/Nailene package the other day and applied them using the nail glue that came in the package. It quickly became evident to me that there was a certain learning curve to the process - I managed to get nail glue on my fingers as well as my nails, and there are bubbles in the glue under most of my nails. However, I think the end result looks quite nice:

My nails have never grown this long, so it's quite nice to see what my hands look like with nails of a greater length. I really like the design, though I do wonder about one claim made on the label - "compares to $50 salon style." Really? I've never had a salon manicure, so I have absolutely no idea how much they typically cost, but $50 seems like a lot to me. If you could enlighten me, I'd really appreciate it.

All in all, I like this product - while I had some difficulty, I thought the nails were fairly easy to apply. While I definitely wouldn't want to wear these all the time (I would get bored), I will keep them back for special occasions or when I feel like having fancy nails without the work of painting them myself.

*This product was provided to me by the manufacturer for review. However, this has not influenced and will never influence my review(s) - I will always say what I truly think about a product.


  1. They look nice! I've done this in the past, and yeah, nail glue alllllll over the place lol. And for acrylics in NC, you pay around $ New York I paid $45 once.

  2. Aurora- Thanks; I guess $50 is a lot!

    Elle- Haha, I don't have nearly as much as some!

  3. Wow - a spreadsheet! You're so organized (unlike me)! :)

    The nails look really nice on you.

  4. A are great. Please don't take offense now....but my brother-in-law does spreadsheets do lists...not to do lists...whatever lists you can imagine...he's a software engineer...super detailed oriented. He will love to hear that a gal made a spreadsheet of her nail polishes..!!!
    I'm going to take a peek when I get a chance here at your sheet. :)

    Your fake nails look're quite the artist. :) You wondered about the price at salons...well I've been twice...last time I was visiting here...86 dollars and the 2nd time 20 dollars...and they did not look as nice as yours.

    Good job as usual. Love your site...but you already know that! :)



  5. Lily- Haha, thanks! I'm really not that organized in most areas of my my living areas, for example. :D

    Inga- Spreadsheets are awesome! I've even made one for all my potential colleges, lol. And thanks for letting me know about manicure prices. I hope you enjoyed your $86 mani! :)

  6. I've never tried fake nails either, this makes me want to!

  7. Lily- Thanks!

    Jeanelle- I would definitely recommend it; I enjoyed them a lot more than I thought I would!