All of you have probably seen the commercials for Revlon’s new Top Speed polishes featuring Jessica Alba, boasting that you can change your nail color every day because they dry so quickly. Well, I always have my doubts so I had to test it out. Here I have it in the color Golden:
I first put a base coat on my nails as I usually do, then I applied a coat of this so called “top speed” polish. I found that this was FAR from top speed. It was pretty tacky for quite a while and I was very disappointed. It didn’t dry any faster than typical OPI polishes (some OPIs might even dry faster). Even though I was disappointed I decided to put on a second coat. Oddly enough the second coat dried pretty fast and I felt better about the polish. I’m not sure why the first coat took so long to dry, it might have been my base coat so I’m going to suggest no base coat for these polishes.
But I’m not really a fan of gold on my skin tone, so I had to take it up a notch.
I used the zebra print from the M57 Konad plate and the black Konad stamping polish. I really liked the way it came out and it even matches a blanket I have!
Here is the actual bottle:
When looking at the bottle, it looks gold and shimmery and I thought that it would have a glossy shimmery finish, but I was pleasantly surprised when the finish turned out to be really metallic. I really LOVE the metallic finish! It isn’t glossy or shimmery at all and in the pictures I don’t have a top coat, but if you want a glossy finish, a top coat would probably do it. Also, I’d say that the color is more in between gold and bronze, but it’s nice either way.
Overall, I’d say that this is a relatively good polish. I’m not sure if product actually lives up to the “top speed” name though. The formula is good, it’s very smooth and easy to apply. I’ll have to test it out without the base coat to see if that helps the drying time. But for quick drying polishes, I think Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri polishes are faster.
Also, I just wanted to comment on where you can purchase these. I was in CVS and I noticed these and the new scented Revlons. When I checked the price it was $6.75! Kind of ridiculous if you ask me, so I passed on them. A few days later I was a Wegmans (grocery store) and decided, just out of curiosity, to see if they had them. And they did! and the prices were soooooo much cheaper. They had the Top Speed polishes for $4.99 with a coupon for $1.00 off and the scented ones for $2.99 (I believe, it might have been $3.99)! So I really suggest you check around for these, it’s definitely not worth buying them at CVS. I did buy one of the scented ones and I’ll probably post that one next.
Until next time,