Thursday, February 16, 2012

Revlon Whimsical

I swear that in real life my cuticles do not look this bad.







The winter has really not been kind to my skin.  But anyway, this is Revlon Whimsical.  You probably all know it.  It's the drug store dupe of Lippmann Glitter in the Air.  As soon as I saw Glitter in the Air I wanted it.  In fact, it's the only Lippmann polish I've ever really wanted.  Really, really wanted.  But I couldn't drop the dollars on it.  Then Revlon Whimsical happened.  But of course it's one of those difficult to find polishes and I just didn't have the energy to go from Walgreens to Walgreens looking for this.  So I asked you guys if anyone could pick me one up.  And Sarah from See Sarah Swatch had an extra bottle so she generously sent this to me.  Thank you, Sarah.

This is two coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom and two coats of Whimsical.  Side note:  I am amazed at how often I use Bikini Bottom.  My bottle is rapidly depleting and that is SAD because RBL is EXPENSIVE.  Anyway, Whimsical is a milky blue sheer with small silver and blue glitter and larger copper and blue hexagonal glitter.  Very sheer.  

This is really pretty.  I like it over Bikini Bottom.  What about you guys?  Do you have horror stories about not being able to find this polish?  Did you find it right away?  

26 comments:

  1. I jump up and down from joy everytime you blog, I just wanted you to know. Also, Revlon is not available anymore in Germany, so moment of silence please for us ;)

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    1. Aw, you're so sweet! This comment made me smile (and lately that's a pretty monumental feat).

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  2. Hi, I've been following your blog for probably several months now? I found Revlon Whimsical in our local supermarket/drugstore. I need to pair it with a solid blue, because Whimsical barely shows up on me!

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  3. I'm actually boycotting Revlon. They don't even do their own thing anymore. First they were just shamelessly duping every Chanel collection, and now Lippmann, too. I'm no fan of Lippmann (I don't really think dumping assorted colors/sizes of glitter into assorted colors of jelly polish should really garner someone the level of hype that she has), and I know everybody wants to save buck here and there, but I will not support a company that just blatantly rips off other people's ideas.

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    1. I guess I understand being angry at a company for not doing their own thing, but Revlon does release other stuff. I mean, they're not only producing dupes of high end brands. But I appreciate that they are. It's pretty absurd that Chanel charges $25 a bottle, or Lippmann charges $16 or $18 or whatever it is. I can't afford them either way. I'm thankful I can get the look for less, as they say.

      But I do get what you're saying. If I had the time or the patience to franken maybe I'd do that instead of buying low-cost dupes.

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    2. For what it's worth, it was really the Chanel dupes that bothered me. I don't really give Lippmann that much creative credit, and honestly Wet & Wild does even cheaper dupes of her polishes than Revlon. Where I live, Revlon polishes cost almost as much as OPI or Essie, and I figure if they can come out with creative collections season after season, I don't see why I should pay the same money to Revlon who just can't be bothered. Just my 2 cents. I love your blog, and I don't begrudge other people who choose to buy them. Everybody has their pet peeves.

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    3. Totally understandable! I don't begrudge you your opinion, certainly. Wet n Wild is great and continues to amaze me.

      But I will admit that I have Revlon Perplex and I really love it. I never would have been able to get my hands on the Chanel version.

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  4. Love the way this looks on you! And (you're going to hate me for asking this question) have you heard from your doctoral programs yet? I'm rooting for you!

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    1. I don't hate you for asking that. Literally everyone I come in contact asks me that. And short answer: no. I can't sleep and am having difficulty consuming food regularly because this is all I think about. It's slowly giving me an ulcer. But I'm trying not to project that.

      I went and took a gander at your blog(s). Where did you end up going to graduate school?

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    2. I remember that feeling all too well! The month before I heard from the University of Minnesota (where I'm studying behavioral neuroscience now), I had a right nervous breakdown. Seriously. It was terrible, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but I would bet bank on you getting at least one acceptance letter :) Just remember to be good to yourself lovely!

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    3. My nervous breakdown happened the first week of December. After which I was totally numb. After which I started to feel happy and carefree again. After which (and by that I mean right now) I started to panic. The panic is setting in slowly. "What if" scenarios come to me in the middle of the night. I'm getting irritated with everyone around me. But nothing will be worse than late November/early December, so at least I have that solace.

      I like to think I have a leg up on some of the competition since I'll have an MA in May. Also I went to a prestigious undergraduate institution that sometimes gets my foot in the door. It all depends.

      I really need to get away for a weekend. A change of venue will work wonders, I'm sure.

      And thanks for the kind words. If you ever want to chat, my e-mail is in the Who Am I? information.

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  5. looks great!

    And I have the same problem with my cuticles--they always botched in my photographs but fine in real life :) your's don't look bad at all!

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  6. Around here we can find Revlon pretty easily...but then again, I don't care for Revlon polishes.

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  7. I found this at Rite Aid immediately. I went back about a week later and they were all gone and I haven't seen any since.

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  8. agh, see this and the other very famous Revlon's are all available and more than one store near me, I see them, pass them out, and then see awesome pics of it and now I want them!

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  9. I don't do glitter too much-but I do love RBL and bikini bottom! Your cuticles really aren't that bad!

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    1. Bikini Bottom and Starfish Patrick are brilliant. I can't get enough of either of them.

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  10. Agree - I really like it over Bikini Bottom - I might have to get that RBL for myself. Many have put Whimsical over other blues but I think this one really does great justice to Whimsical's base shade. For fun - try putting it on over a warm nude (look at DL Naked for an example - pull it up on blogs)...Naked is what was released with GITA not that DL always expects her releases to be used together - these 2 were released in a not as part of a larger 4 bottle collection - but this mini 2 bottle collection sold separately. I adore putting GITA over Naked. It gives a really fresh, fun look to it. I have Whimsical - like you wanted it to stretch out my use of GITA. There is a difference in the formula - the glitter comes out on the brush better in the DL formula. There also is a tish more blue base that shows up on a naked nail in the DL than from the Revlon. But I have to say I like the 2 versions (2 different names) Revlon released as copies of DL's Bad Romance. I think Revlon did it better than DL - the DL has a really thin black base shade that makes it hard to put it on over anything but a black or charcoal. The Revlon one has more magenta in the base and I find it's easier to layer over say a magenta to pick up on the magenta glitter in that one. Glad you got a Whimsical given to you. That's really nice. I am going to pass on 1 or 2 of the ones I picked up as well.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I remember that Naked and Glitter in the Air were released as a set. I'll find a comparable shade in my collection and give it a go :)

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  11. After going to (I think) two Rite Aids, a CVS, and a Walgreen's, I actually ordered Whimsical from Drugstore.com. None of the stores I visited had it: it wasn't sold out; none of them had the displays that held it in the first place. The subway fare to get to more stores would quickly have cost as much as the shipping I paid.

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  12. I love whimsical! I just bought it and I just LOVE it! :)

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  13. I actually bought Glitter in the Air because I loved it so much. Most expensive polish I've ever bought. And today I actually saw Whimsical at Ulta. Part of me wanted to buy it just because it's been hard to find....but there's really no need.

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  14. My boyfriend bought me Glitter in the Air for Christmas :) I knew I'd probably never get Whimsical in England so it was a fab pressie. He also bought me Across the Universe :D Lucky me. I love Glitter in the Air. I also love that Revlon are doing more Deborah Lippmann dupes! :D xx

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  15. I first saw it on Ulta's website, but it was out of stock. After a few weeks of searching in every store I came across, I saw it was in stock again online. I ended up calling my local Ulta's just to make sure they didn't have it and both said they were sold out, So I went ahead and placed the order. Then a few days later I went to one of those Ulta's and they had Whimsical! One single bottle! A mixture of anger and excitement ran through me and since I didn't want to wait for mine to come in the mail, I bought that one too for some reason. For some crazy reason, I felt like I had to. Hah!

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