Flakie Friday- Revlon Moon Candy in Milky Way and Moondust
It’s time for another Flakie Friday!
Today I’ll be featuring 2 of the colors in Revlon’s new ‘Moon Candy’ line.
These… aren’t exactly cheap. They run at around $8 each, which is why you only see 2. I just couldn’t justify the cost (Imagine that, me not justifying a polish purchase!). They’re a double-ended polish, which Revlon seems to be releasing a lot of lately. Crackles, neons, now flakes.
I knew this before I purchased, but sadly these aren’t true flakies. They’re the thick, mylar flakes that will stick up on your nail and feel chunky. I still like these kinds of flakes, but they’re not my favorite.
There’s 8 colors total right now, with 2 more set to be released at a later time. On one end you have a solid color, on the other you have the flakes for ‘layering’. Most of the time, the 2 colors are coordinated.
First up, we have Moon Dust!
This one comes with a black unnamed color on the other end. It was a 1-coat polish, though there was a tiny bit of bald spots. Since I was sticking heavy flakes overtop, I didn’t bother with 2 coats.
This is 1 coat of the Moon Dust flake topcoat. I had to do a tiny bit of dabbing, but not much.
I honestly was not a big fan. These large flakes can be a pain to work with- and this one I just didn’t think looked that great. I bought it because another great write up showed this as being a blue flake- but my bottle is completely different than hers, and mine is just an identical dupe to Color Club’s Covered in Diamonds and China Glazes Lush and Luxe- but not as nice as either (especially Lush and Luxe). I was sad 😦
The second polish I bought from this line is Milky Way!
This one, I did like. It comes with a dark grey unnamed polish- and I don’t have a darker grey, so that’s always a plus. These are also different than any other flakes I have- and as someone devoting 1 day of each week to flakies, you can be sure I have a ton!
The shards in Milky Way look to be similar, though possibly smaller, to Color Clubs Diamond Drops (which I don’t own yet). Rather than being iridescent, they’re solid silver with a holo finish.
Like Moon Dust, I used 1 coat of the grey, and 1 coat of flakes. Coverage was ok- only some bald spots and some dabbing.
One word of advice- be sure that bottom coat is dry before you add the flakes. I was in a hurry, and adding the flakes sometimes pulled my undercoat and completely messed it up.
These also took forever to dry- I didn’t add a topcoat, but usually with only 2 coats of polish the dry time isn’t too long. Not the case here.
Overall, I’m pretty disappointed. I’m still happy I bought at least Milky Way, but when these were first announced I was really hoping they’d be more traditional flakies, ala Hidden Treasure or others like it. But it’s a start!
If you’d like to see a great comparison of the *entire* collection, head on over to SoFlaJo’s writeup here! You can enlarge any photo by clicking on it to get a closer look. And also compare her Moon Dust with mine- they look nothing alike! I want hers, haha!
I need to go out to help with a fundraiser tonight, but I’ve already been organizing pictures for both the next giveaway (I PROMISE it will go live later tonight!) and my NOPI Target post. That was supposed to be for yesterday, but my week was more hectic than anticipated- but photos are edited, so I will have it set to post tomorrow.
(Just Another) Mani Monday: Ladybug, Ladybug
Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home; Your house is on fire and your children all roam!
I used to say ‘burn’ as a kid but that’s really sort of depressing, so I didn’t teach Syd that version 😉
The other night my husband spotted a baby ladybug on our bed. My daughter LOVES ladybugs- in fact, her nickname from my mother-in-law is ‘Nana’s Little Ladybug’- so of course we called her in and she spent a good chunk of time staring at it.
So when I was trying to decide what to do for today’s Mani Monday, I remembered the little visitor and decided to do ladybug nails!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Nail polish, and dotting tools. I used Revlon Colorstay in Red Carpet, Sinful Colors Happy Ending, Cult Nails Nevermore, and Julep Kate. You can use whichever colors you like! I got my dotting tools for super cheap somewhere on Ebay from China, but you can find them in a lot of places. If you need help locating some just leave a comment!
First off, I painted each nail with Happy Ending- this was my closest ‘grass’ type color, and I hadn’t used it before so I was glad to have the chance.
I had never noticed this color before, but I think it’s part of some core lines of Sinful Colors? Most of my stores don’t carry it, but I noticed it as part of the standard larger display at Rite Aid. I really like it! This was almost a 1 coat polish- I added a second coat to make the color a bit brighter. I also had NO CLEANUP. I did my nails last night and took the photo this morning… and I didn’t have to touch up a thing. I honestly think that’s a first for me! I don’t know if it’s a testament to the polish, or to my increasing skills with a brush!
I didn’t take photos while I was doing the mani, but it’s very straightforward and easy. I used one of the larger dotting tools, dipped in red, and did 2-3 dots on most fingers. I let that dry a little, and then I took one of the tiny dotting tools, dipped it in black, and added the ladybug’s characteristic spots. As an afterthought, I used a larger dot of black for the ‘head’ area and dotted small white dots for ‘eyes’. I didn’t have a teeny tiny brush, so I didn’t add antennae. I TRIED on my thumb and it came out awful and thick, so I covered it with Happy Ending- this explains some of the inconsistencies in the coverage on that nail 🙂
Super quick, easy, and cute! I struggled a little more with my right hand because I have issues keeping my left hand steady… but it still looks decent!
Some of the eyes are giant, next to a little eye. My ladybugs are crazy I guess 🙂
Hope you enjoy! If anyone decides to recreate a similar look, please share pictures on my Facebook page!