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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Revlon Top Speed in Vintage: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Yesterday, I showed you a nasty, streaky, bubbly mess of a Revlon polish. Just to prove that Revlon can do it just as right as they can do it wrong, here is a beauty of a Revlon for your delicate flower eyes.

Hello Revlon Top Speed in Vintage. You sweet little shiny, silky, smooth dark raspberry creme, you. This swatch is two coats and top coat.

Just look at how rich and shiny this is. It is just lovely. 

The formula on this polish is pretty close to fantastic, it goes on smooth and easy, it is slightly streaky on the first coat but the second coat gives a perfect, opaque finish. This polish is easy to control, I had no trouble with running, pooling or dragging and I did little cleanup. Just a little fussy refining. This polish dried quickly without pulling or bubbling. This colour isn't anything terribly unique or unusual but it is solidly pretty, appropriate just about anywhere and I think that it would look petty on a wide range of skin tones.

This polish is part of Revlon's core line and should be pretty easy to find wherever you buy Revlon polishes.

Do you own this polish? What do you think of it? I'd love to hear what you think.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.


  1. beautiful color that makes me think it would be perfect in winter for some reason. or fall :D  hey Erika and anyone else reading: yesterday I bashed my thumbnail on something. thank goodness I had 4 coats of polish on or it would have broken badly. But what it did do was bend it sort of strangely and it sort of cracked or broke  in one small spot way down on the nail, about 1/3 of the way down, way past the white part. should i just keep it covered with polish till it all grows out again or is there some product that would help it stay smooth and "closed" til then? help! thanks!!!

  2. I hate it when that happens. I do it to my right index finger nail on a regular basis. How, I don't know. I deal with it by first gently buffing the area as smooth as I can without removing too much nail material so that I don't further weaken an already fragile area of my nail. Then I use brush on nail glue and apply the glue, making sure to get it in between the crack and edges of nail as best I can then I use an orange wood stick to hold the crack closed while the glue dries. I add a light slick of glue over the top and apply a teabag patch. Then another layer of glue and buff it all down as smooth as possible. I keep doing this as needed, (fairly frequently! Gah!) until the break grows up the nail plate and out past the free edge when I can finally file it away. 

    The repair fails frequently, so you will have to re do it often, but if you keep up with it, it is possible too keep your nail and have it look pretty okay while the break grows out. 

    I hope that this helps a little. 

    Any other readers with better ideas, please chime in! I for one would love to know if there is a better way to survive growing out a side break. I am sure that I will need the info again, soon. lol

  3. ClothescosmeticsandchatJuly 10, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    This is a beautiful shade, I love it. And it's good to know not all Revlon polishes are bad. The only one I have us Facets of Fuchsia, which I like but hardly wear as it's such a nightmare to remove ;-)

  4.  oh my goodness...i hope i can do all of that ok! Sorry to sound so totally ignorant and dense but I have never bought or even seen nail glue before. is it by all the other nail supplies in a drug store??? i've actually seen my mom fix her nails with real superglue but you're not talking about that are you??? i hope i can save it because it is down so if that thing breaks more it is going to HURT. and i can't stomach the thought of that kind of pain right now.  i just found out a really good friend of mine died last night. trying to make sense of anything right now is just...i don't know...just weird.

  5. What a great colour!

  6. Look in the nail care section of a drugstore. Nail glue is basically Super Glue with a different name so treat it with the same respect or you could end up gluing your finger to your eyeball. lol Shop around until you get the brush on, it is so much easier to use. Trying to use the kind in the dropper bottle is hell. It is hard to control, goes all over the place and makes a sick mess. The brush on is a tiny bit more expensive but so worth finding and buying. 

    After you fix your low break, you will need to treat that nail with a bit more care. It is a pain in the patootie until it grows out but the thought of tearing that sucker all the way across makes me a little ill, so I am always careful. 


  7. Thanks, I like it. :D

  8. Facets of Fuchsia is fantastic. I love that polish. 

    Have you tried the foil method for removing glitter? Make ten squares of foil, a few inches square, grab some cotton balls or rounds and some acetone (non acetone remover if you use enhancements). Soak the cotton in acetone, press to your nail, wrap in foil and repeat with as many fingers as you can. Let soak for about five minutes, then remove each packet while pressing down a bit and the glitter will slide right off, nice and clean. Clean up any leftover and finish your other fingers. Fast, easy and painless. Much better than trying to scrub it off, one at a time the regular way. :)

  9. I love how deep this color is.  I noticed in the picture that there is a light pink line around the nails.  Is this because of the camera or is it like that?  I have never used revlon polishes but this color has me leaning towards getting a few to try out.

    Jocelyn (Nail Artist @ polishpedia)

  10. Vintage is my favorite Revlon! I love it and I wear it a lot, especially when I'm not sure what to wear.

  11. I probably shouldn't admit this, but I am not sure if I own this one or not--I'd have to check my spreadsheet. :) I think I might have picked it up when I was a Top Speed buying frenzy when they were super cheap at Walgreens last year.

  12. Usually I'm not big on darker colors, but this one literally made me make the O.O face! It just looks so squishy and yummy!!

  13. The pink you see is where I didn't quite get the second coat to completely cover the first. It isn't visible in person, macro shows everything. lol 

    I like Revlon, it's good polish but watch out for consistency issues. Some are fabulous formula, some not so much. Many of the regular line and Top Speed are great. Some of the LE polishes, like the scented ones? Yikes!

  14. It is so pretty. I was surprised at how much I loved it. :)

  15. You know that you have a ton of polishes when you need a spreadsheet. lol I think that I got this one on sale at Walgreen's, too. :D

  16. It is yummy. You should get it. :D

  17. This color is pretty I admit-but I own this color in other brands


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