Here is the perfect lesson as to why we should all do our research about products before we buy them. There are reasons why we blog about beauty, am I right?
I bought a Revlon Just Bitten stain/blam. And guess what? I loathe it.
(sidenote, look at my freehand white tips! I'm awesome).
I had a hard time picking out a colour. I wasn't sure how accurate the packaging colours were and I wanted to pick something that was different than what I usually buy (straight up pinks and bright reds). I ended up with Victorian. Okay, now here's the part where I tell you about how dumb I can be. I didn't know the "balm" portion of this product was a separate thing. I assumed, for some reason, that the balm was some part of the formula that came out of the stain end, and I thought the white end was a twisty thing to bring product up to the end. You know the lip glosses and such I'm talking about, right? I thought maybe the pen tip was "dry" until you twisted up the balm/stain liquid, so I just pulled off the cap and GRABBED and TWISTED the piece of what I now know was lip balm. I mashed it right up and pulled it right off when I did this. I wrecked the product before I even got to use it properly. I really won't blame this on the product and hold it against it, because that's user error. I have no idea what I was thinking.
I really do like the colour of this. I think the whole colour selection of these are actually pretty good. I've never used a stain before. I've heard things where they stain TOO well and you can't get them off, or they simply don't do anything. I love Revlon with all my heart and I want to like this, but this is what it looks like: as though I was literally just biting my lips.
It's patchy and streaky and doesn't last long AT ALL. Maybe ten minutes. Maybe I picked a bad colour, maybe it's too close to my natural lip colour. I don't know. I am going to wait and look out for Revlon's version of the chubby sticks. I've heard way more good things about them.
I did buy something I am happy about, luckily.
I have been looking for neon nail polish for months. I have a really hard time finding popular brands like OPI and Orly and Sinful Colors and Color Club where I live. Even some Wet N' Wild products I see blogged about never see the light of day in my local Walmart supercentre. I was really happy to walk into Winners today and find this package of LA Girl Brites polishes. The pink is a true neon pink in real life, but it was harder to photograph. The white one glows under black light! There are neon purple, blue, and orange available, as well. I would love an orange eventually.
Tell me about your favourite neon polishes this season!