~ Revlon Runway Collection 'Sateen' (91086) ~
Wow- the designs of the new Revlon Runway collection really are beautiful. The above photo is of Sateen (91086). I am thankful to have been contacted by Revlon to try out these nails. These have previously been modeled on other blogs. Firstly, I must say that for all the years of buying various false nail products, Revlon Glue has been my favorite = the formula is good and the bottle never seems to gum up or become 'sealed forever' on me = They are extremely generous with the amount, too. Also, the little tiny nail file that comes with Revlon false nails, holds up really, really well. It is a very coarse and quality nail file = I still have one from last summer!
I am happy to see that the Revlon Runway Collection Nails have 12 sizes, including half sizes. They seem to have sizes that are wider than other Brands of pre-painted & nail art false nails, which is really really nice. I am happy to see that a company is taking something like that into consideration. Most of the pre-painted false nails I have come across are for people with very slender nail beds, which is bummer for someone like me who has wide nail beds. It is difficult for me to pick a favorite, but I think that Minx is the one I like most. Revlon has alot of quality products. Most of the foundations/ skin care products that I have been very happy with have been from Revlon.
I still had to do a little shaping and filing at the base of my nail as can be expected with all false nail products. It is important to file on the 'underside' of nails with a design on them, this way you will preserve any nail designs or finishes. The thickness of the 'free edge' is another bonus, I was worried that it would be on the thinner side and not hold up to my busy daily schedule ( read; CLUMSY). But I have had no problems so far.
The only negative thing I have encountered is that the nail bed is too sheer for me. And that's a personal thing. On a few nails I could see tiny 'air bubbles' where I did not have contact between the artificial nail, the glue and my nail bed, this would only be noticeable if you very, very close , so it is barely a big deal. These can be removed by soaking in Acetone for approximately 15 min. However, when it is time for ME to remove my false nails, I usually apply lotion then carefully apply a good barrier cream -or Vaseline- onto the skin around my nails and fingertips and soak my fingers in warm water (in a pretty bowl of course) for 10 to 20 minutes and the nails loosen gradually. No picking or ripping off, please!!! ( Doing this will remove layers of your actual nail... PLUS = OUCH!) I find soaking in Water to be a much gentler way to remove false nails. Because our nails, skin and hair absorb water, it affects the bond between the natural nail & the nail glue. I am trying to be much kinder to my cuticles and the skin around my nails, so I am forgoing the acetone soak.... hopefully indefinitely.
I have to add: I always carry around a bottle of nail glue, a small nail file, and a small sanding block in my purse, just in case♥. It's a good habit to have as everyone seems to either have gel nails or acrylics these days, (and of course saving my natural nails) I do not want to be in a spot where I need these things and do not have them.
Anyhoo- Onto the photo's. I have found that taking my photos in a semi-shaded area where the lighting is constant has turned out much better than in the sun. Of course, I will still take photos in the beautiful Sunshine (when we have it here) but at this spot the 'lighting' is a better representation of the true colors of my Nail photos. I have also noticed this on other nails blogs, photos in the shade or semi shade are better representatives of the true colors of polish's & there is no 'glare' or weird shadows. I would love to hear back from others some of their techniques...
~ Revlon Runway Collection ~
Left to Right ; STUDIO 91104, MYSTIC 91098, STELLA 91097, MINX91095
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