Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009 ~

Review: Revlon Runway Nails + Giveaway: Shop N' Chomp

At long last, I am doing my review for Revlon's Runway Nails Collection! I'm sure 99% of the blogger community has read more than a review or two on this product already, so I will be more brief with regards to application and overall usage.


First, a little background: my nails are very tiny, and I tend to keep them short. After over a decade of piano-playing, I just feel strange with long nails. I've only been to the manicurist twice in my lifetime. Both were pleasant experiences, but I just don't have a strong desire to perfect my nails and cuticles. Also, I have never used artificial nails before.


So, on to the review! By the way, the packets I received were all medium-length. The one I have on in the photos is the left-most design show above. It's called "Stella."

Here are my nails right after application. (Sorry for the schizophrenic lighting - I can't seem to the capture the criss-cross designs very well.)


Whoa ugly! xD Although they look OK in these photos, my fingers looked very strange in person. I put on the smallest nails I could find in the packet, and still they were a bit too long/big for my fingers. But the great thing is I can use the nail file that came along with the product, and file it down to the desired length and shape.


General tips:
--Be careful with the glue! You might accidentally glue your skin onto the nail - so make sure to wipe away excess glue with the stick they provided.
--Coat both your nail and the fake nail with glue. Wait a few seconds for the glue to get tacky, then press on the nail.
--Press it on completely, otherwise if you wash your hands, water can get in between!
--Wait a while before doing house chores! Not that I do those anyway. xD

Positives:
--Very easy! I was able to complete all my fingers in under 10 minutes.
--Makes my cuticles look great (well, it covers them completely, haha!)
--Looks quite natural if done with care, and the overall effect is very pretty.

Negatives:
--Comes off fast! My pinky nail came off the morning after, while I was blow-drying my hair. :-/
--It can get messy with the glue.
--Difficult to find a perfect match if you have uniquely-sized nails. ;)

Overall, this gets a 5/5 if you are using it for a special occasion or night out. For long term usage, this gets a 1/5 - it simply doesn't last very long.

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And finally, congratulations to Lisa at Shop N' Chomp on her 1-year blog-iversary! She's offering some great prizes in her giveaway! Notice the Revlon nail packs! ;)


The holidays are fast approaching and there are a bountiful number of giveaways from generous bloggers! Does this mean I should have one of my own? xD

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  1. Lulu said... November 24, 2009 at 12:22 AM

    it's always nice to read up another review on these runway nails! thank you dear :) I always have trouble putting these on, and get a lot of ugly air bubbles in it! but you seem to have applied them really well!

  2. Blair said... November 24, 2009 at 1:45 AM

    Thanks for reviewing these nails! I have this urge to polish my own crappy nails now ;D

  3. Eleganteve said... November 24, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    I tried fake nails once when I was in HS and it came off within 5 minutes. From then on, I never tried it again haha.

  4. Shop N' Chomp said... November 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Hey girlie! Great review on these nails! I agree with you on it being perfect for a special occasion or night out.

    Thank you for joining my little giveaway and posting it! Sorry to hear about your Mom being away on business but I hope you're still able to spend time with the rest of your family. :) And oh yeah, a girl can never have too many blushers!!! xoxo

  5. Shop N' Chomp said... November 24, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    P.S Yes, please have a giveaway! Hee hee... *^_^*

  6. kanishk said... December 21, 2009 at 4:38 AM

    Thanks for reviewing these nails!

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    Wow the Revlon nails art is amazing! I never have known that Revlon has a nails line! It's a good new! Where do you buy those products!?

  9. Spa Covers said... March 15, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Those nails look flawless!

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