Now that my nails are almost past their “mid-life” crisis, I’ll be back to posting NOTDs regularly. I picked up quite a few nail polishes recently from Revlon & Covergirl. Today I have a really edgy and dark grey color from the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail range to show you all.
The shade is called Ace of Spades (Shade no: 500) – the name is quite fitting. It appears subtly shimmery in the bottle but on the nails it doesn’t appear so. The Gel Envy range has the base coat and color infused in the formula, so I skipped a base coat. The texture is quite thick and applies opaque in one coat. Out of habit, I went with 2 coats. Being thick it takes a few minutes to dry up. It applies glossy and the shine remains for the about 2 days and dulls there after.
It lasted on my nails with no signs of any major chipping for 6 days straight and started wearing off from the tips after. Though this gel formula doesn’t hold a candle to the real gel nail service you get at a salon with UV light drying and everything that retains the color for weeks, this is pretty much impressive. I mean the wear time is absolutely great with household chores involved.
Revlon recommends sealing the color with protective Gel Envy Diamond top coat for strengthening the nails as well as enhancing color, shine and wear time. I think adding this coat would further extend the wear time by a few days.
Overall, Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy range is pretty swell as far as shade range and formula goes. Highly Recommended!
Below pictures have been taken on the second day