Monday, 13 May 2013

Nail of the Day: Galactic Moon Candy

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had fantastic weekends. First off, I want to express a huge thank you for all your kind words on my last post. So appreciating all the speckled eyeliner love!

Today's post is another Nail of the Day (I'm doing pretty well at overcoming my nail-painting laziness!), highlighting perhaps the most unique polish in my stash. Revlon's Moon Candy Nail Art Nail Enamels have been getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere lately, and with good reason! The dual-ended packaging features a deeper, solid base shade and a glittery, holographic top coat that creates a truly celestial effect!


The line features several shades, but I opted for Galactic, a deep navy blue base coat and an aqua-blue top coat with gold, silver, and blue flecks. The packaging is actually quite handy and super neat to look at! 


The instructions say to apply a coat of the base shade, let dry fully, then apply the top coat. I applied two thin layers of the navy shade, which provided full coverage and left a satin-matte finish. I was excited to apply the top coat to see the effect! I was a bit disappointed to find that the holographic flecks were rather scarce. I had to apply a couple rather thick layers of the top coat to build up the amount that I was looking for. As a result, the finish was quite chunky, even with a clear top coat applied afterwards. Some of the holographic flecks began flaking off, which was pretty annoying. I think next time I'll have more success with several very thin layers of the top coat to avoid this. You live, you learn!


Despite the chunky texture, I was super pleased with the overall effect. The photos in this post really don't do the finish justice. My nails looked complex, unique, and totally holographic, to a distracting extent. I literally couldn't stop staring at them! Layered over the navy base shade, the flecks in the top coat appeared as a mix of gold, silver, blue, and green. Galactic, indeed!


A close-up of the top coat:


In terms of wear, the polish lasted a few days with minimal chipping. After about three days, though, the chipping was rather significant. So I'd say that this is nowhere near a long-wearing formula, but for the first 72 hours it does look pretty amazing!

Here are a few more shots (again, none of which do it justice):




Overall, I'm really happy with the "Moon Candy" effect that Galactic creates. Don't think there's another polish in my stash that makes me want to stare at my nails quite as much! The trade-off, though, is that the formula leaves something to be desired. The texture can definitely be chunky and flaky, but I'm determined to try other application techniques that will make the finish a bit more elegant. A formula this unique is worth a bit of extra effort!

Have any of you tried the Moon Candy line yet? What are your thoughts on the formula?

Thanks for reading! :)

71 comments:

  1. I'll have to try these out :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should definitely give them a try! Thanks for stopping by, Gita! xo

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  2. The result is amazing! :)

    Gemma
    http://www.taipeistreetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks! It really is quite unique :)

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  3. This is stunning! I would suggest dabbing on the glitter as opposed to applying it like a normal polish - should help get the coverage you want without getting too much of the clear polish the glitter is suspended in, helping it not to feel so thick x

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Mali! So helpful. I know you're a nail polish pro, so I trust your advice :)

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  4. These are gettin a lot of hype lately! It surely does look gorgeous on your nails

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    1. Thanks, Rute! Worth the hype for sure :)

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  5. The flakies are so gorgeous!! I love the look, very eye catching :D

    Louise
    dreamdustx

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  6. Hey I've never seen this before but it looks really great on the nails. It's such a nice colour as well :)
    Much love, Sarah x

    sarahamyruth.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Glad you like it :)

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    1. Thanks, Phoebe! Definitely worth checking out :)

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  8. on nails looks way better then in the bottle:)
    http://unkownrandomfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks- was really happy with the effect it created :)

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  9. i love this color, its perfect for a night out with friends

    Delightful Ideas

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    1. Thanks! Definitely a perfect girls night out shade :)

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  10. It looks great but the wear doesn't sound good x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, the wear-time really is a drawback, but it really does look amazing for the first few days :)

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  11. I like so much what you did here.
    @paquetevistasbi

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  12. These just look too good for me to stay away much longer, I keep seeing them on blogs and they're so eye catching!! It's a shame it's not longer wearing, but when they look that good, it's a sacrifice worth taking :)

    xx

    hollyamberrio.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, they're definitely worth checking out! And you're right- you can overlook the poor wear because it looks so cool for the first few days! xo

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  13. Wow! This is the first time I've seen this actually and the effect is fab, really simple for useless people like me who lack the steady hand to do something a little different with their nails!

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    1. Yes, the perfect way to create nail art quite easily! Glad I've intrigued you :)

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  14. I've never seen this one in stores before, it's so lovely! Looks gorgeous!

    http://talisbury.blogspot.com/

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  15. I have this in the dark purple and I love the effect. I agree that you have to apply a lot of coats to have the flecks show up though :(

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    1. Ooh, I may have to peek at the purple one too- glad to hear I'm not the only one who had difficulty with the formula. A bit annoying, but still looks so pretty! xo

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  16. I. WANT. THIS.
    its amazing!


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    BreezeyBee Blog
    xoXo

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    1. Thanks! Definitely worth checking out :)

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  17. I havn´t tried any of those! (my husband says I already have too many nail polishes ;) so I need to take a break..but it looks amazing!!!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha... sorry to have tempted you then ;) My nail polish collection is growing slowly, but steadily- feel I need to take a break too :)

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  18. This looks so cool!

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, the topcoat produces such a gorgeous effect! I think the chunky glitter polishes are hard to apply! You did a great job :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! The application was definitely tricky, but I was happy with the result :)

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  20. This is sooo cool! I have yet to see this, but I enjoy galaxy nails. Thanks for sharing this :)

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    1. Glad I've tempted you :) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  21. Your nails turned out so cool!! Ugh, I know what you mean about not having enough glitter, that happens to me with other glitter nail polishes. I end up putting many thick coats on which makes my nails chip faster. Oh well, in the end they DO look very cute though!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I'm finding that glitter polishes aren't always easy to work with, but the effect of this one was worth it :)

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  22. That so cool! I love the way it turned out...I will have to try this!!


    XO

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    1. Thanks, Kellen! Definitely worth checking out! xo

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  23. oooh i've not even heard of these til now! The effect is stunning though, would love to try this out! x

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    1. Ooh, glad to have introduced you to it! Definitely worth trying :)

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  24. Thanks for another great review, we get exposed to so much beauty goodies here... Would love to try it.

    xx
    5th&6th

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    1. Aww, I'm always so happy to hear that you've enjoyed my reviews! Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  25. Amazing! Love this!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane

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  26. Such a lovely look! love the polish

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  27. Hey hun!
    I just found your blog and I love it!
    It is really amazing and the lay out fantastic!
    You look pretty, love your style!
    Check if you want my blog and maybe we could follow each other!
    I have also a Giveaway these days,where you can take part!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Vicky, and for all the kind words! Will check out your blog soon :)

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    1. Glad you liked it, Fabrizia! xo

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  29. I found an ad for this product but have not yet been able to find it in the shops here. I'm so glad you reviewed it, disappointing about the longevity, but the effect looks amazing Xx

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're able to find them in-store soon! xo

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  30. This looks so fun, but in a really edgy way. And I love the name of it: moon candy. I'm a huge Revlon fan. Following you now!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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    1. I love the name too! Definitely fun and edgy. Thanks for stopping by and for following! xo

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  31. Wow they look sooooooooo pretty!!! Xxx


    ❤ www.MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk ❤

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    1. Thanks, Gemma! I'm loving it :)

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  33. omg this looks amazing!!! i didn't know revlon had those kid of nail polishes. i must buy some for myself! :)

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