Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel- Photos and Swatches

Friday, January 16, 2015

     Hello dearies! If you're a long time reader of this blog, I presume you already know that I'm a stay-at-home-mom, I do household chores that's why I wash my hands more than 10 times a day. With that said, my manicure doesn't lasts long. Even if I use a premium nail polish, the edges tend to chip the next day. 

     I've tried gel nail polish thrice and it lasted for 5 days to a week. For a hands-on mom like me, gel nail polish is prolly the best bet for long-lasting manicure. There are 2 things why sometimes I veered away from gel nail polish aside from weekly trips to nail salon. First, the price of the service is a bit steep for a budget conscious individual like me. Lastly, if the gel polish started to chip, I need to go back to the salon and avail the gel polish removal service or I'll let my nails grow and get an uneven polish at the bottom part of my finger nails (lunula).

    I think the solution to my so called roller coaster nail polish love affair came to life when Revlon Philippines sent me their Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel. The word 'gel envy' is intriguing. Be the judge and see if this nail polish collection from Revlon fits the bill. Click CONTINUE READING to see photos and swatches of these 8 pretty shades.

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel

Description:

     Create salon-quality color in 30 vibrant shades with our revolutionary 2-step system. Brush on the base + color in one, and then finish with the protective ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat™ for superior strength. Together, they create vivid color, brilliant shine and gorgeous life-resistant wear.

Features:

• Flawless, salon-quality color with life-resistant wear
• Revolutionary Top Coat for long-lasting strength and shine
• 30 vibrant, easy-to-remove shades
Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel
size: 0.4 Fl. Oz./11.7 ml 

price: 325 php (Around $7.60+)

place bought: Free
Available at all Revlon counters nationwide

ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anyhdride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Polyurethane-11, Polyurethane-33, Benzophenone-1, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Sodium Aluminum Silicate, Alumina, Dipentaerythrityl Hexaacrylate, Polyacrylate-35, Bornanedione.

May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Black 2 (CI 77266) [nano], Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47500), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Tin Oxide (CI 77861).
Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in HOT HAND
Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in HOT HAND- barbie pink shade
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in WILD CARD
Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in WILD CARD- beautiful bright blue shade
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in HOLD 'EM
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in HOLD' EM- an eggplant shade
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in JACKPOT
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in JACKPOT- metallic gold shade
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in SHOWTIME
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in SHOWTIME- glittery purple shade that changes depends on the lighting, can be blue, dark blue or dark purple
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in LONG SHOT
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in LONG SHOT- orange with brown undertone, close to terracotta
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in ROULETTE RUSH
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in ROULETTE RUSH- a bright red shade
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Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in ROYAL FLUSH
Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in ROYAL FLUSH- raspberry pink shade
What I like:
  • Pretty and wide selection of shades.
  • Easily available.
  • Doesn't have strong chemical scent.
  • Application is a breeze because of the wide brush.
  • Dries quickly after application.
  • The shades are pigmented, goes opaque with two coats.
  • Can be used alone, thanks to the shiny top coat. 
  • Minimal chipping on the edges after 3 days for a hands-on mom like me.
  • Easy to remove.
What I don't like:
  • This nail polish has a runny consistency.
  • The price is a bit high for budget conscious individuals.
Will I repurchase: Yes! I want to try the remaining 22 colors :)

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.75/5 rating. I can say that Revlon Gel Envy Nail Enamel produces a 'gel-like' finish after application because of the beautiful color and shine. It's still not a gel nail polish because it will last only for 4 days to a week with minimal chipping and it didn't undergo UV/LED light curing. But still, it gives that gel-like salon finish. 


     If you're a super busy individual and no time to visit nail salons for your gel manicure and pedicure sesh, I highly recommend this nail polish :) Have a bottle of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Enamel handy, because it can save you from a impromptu date or meeting. Pretty shades and dries quickly too!

     Have you tried Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel? What's your favorite shade from the swatches above?

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Revlon Philippines for a review. The thoughts expressed here are my honest opinion about the product.

3 comments

  1. what i like is the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in JACKPOT Skintone!!! :)

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  2. Ang ganda nung hold 'em! Ang mahal nga lang. I don't see any difference with regular nail polish though. Siguro mas shiny? hehehe

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