New Revlon Moon Candy Nail Polish Review

Today I was snooping around Walgreens looking for any Sinful Colors I had missed a couple weeks ago when they were on sale for 99c each. This week they are 4/$5 with 1000 points back on a $5 purchase. But it looks like I either had everything they did or they didn’t get any new displays in, so I just kept shopping.

I walked past the Revlon display and saw all the Moon Candy which look like they might be on a permanent display. But something looked amiss. If you recall back in July 2012 when they were first issued I had purchased them and put up some of the first swatches here. At that time there were 8 in the collection, but there had always been mention of additional ones being released later in the year. However I never saw any fanfare from any other bloggers or in my nail polish groups, so I just assumed it never happened. But apparently it did, because this display had 10 polishes in it and 2 were definitely not ones I had gotten before. Oh how I loved my iPhone at that moment as I pulled it out and pulled up that original post to see which ones were added.

The two colors I didn’t have were Eclipse, a beautiful pink with purple flakies and a burgundy base.

And Meteor, a mint green with shamrock green and gold flakes and a dark olive drab base.

Both base formulas applied easily. I used 2 coats before applying a single coat of the flakies. Eclipse didn’t seem to pick up as much flakie as I’d like but the purple flakes are beautiful. On the other hand, Meteor soaked up loads of green and gold flakes. But I wanted to experiment as I had naked nails to play on. So I applied the burgundy base on my pinkie and middle fingers, and the green base on my ring and index fingers. I then applied Eclipse on my pinkie and ring fingers, and Meteor on my middle and index fingers.

And just for the heck of it I applied 2 coats of the dark green base to my thumb and applied 1 coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean over it for comparison. I’ve heard a lot of people say Green Ocean is gloppy and icky. But I gotta tell you both of my bottles (which were received as gifts a year ago) apply just fine and are really dense! And BLUE! All my pictures are taken with my iPhone 4S and colors are only as accurate as it can capture. Also monitors might show colors in slightly different degrees.

OK but here’s the clincher. I didn’t buy the Revlons at Walgreen. They weren’t having any sales and I didn’t want to spend $10 on those little 1/4 oz bottles! So I stopped at CVS and not only did they also have the display, but when I scanned my Reward card I got a $3 coupon off $10 of Revlon products. But wait, there’s more! The Moon Candy are on Bogo 50% this week at CVS. But wait, there’s even more! There were $1 Revlon coupons on the front Revlon display so I grabbed 2 of them and used them as well, which got me one polish for free after all the discounts had been taken!

I’m just a sucker for flakies, holos and duos, and I rarely pass any of them. Although the Revlons aren’t as dense and the bottles aren’t anywhere near as large as most of my polishes, I’m still glad I’ve got them in my collection. And whenever I wear them I do get plenty of compliments. So if you’re looking to add to your Revlon Moon Candy collection and you have a CVS or a friend with one, get your hands on them before midnight Saturday!

Do you have any of these and how do you like them?

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Jody

Matte Love Nail Polish Collection

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7 Shimmer Mattes to Wear Alone or Topcoat

THE BRIGHTS

 

White Sensation is a shimmery white matte. Non-streaky, try this one for stamping on! It’s also my pick for the perfect wedding polish!

White Sensation 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

White Sensation 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Going Down is a bold shimmery yellow matte. This color reminds me of that famous big yellow bird on TV!

GOING DOWN 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

GOING DOWN 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Pink It Up! is a brilliant pink shimmer matte. Not quite neon, not quote bubblegum, this one is for every pink lover!

PINK IT UP! 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

PINK IT UP! 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Involved is a true purple matte full of shimmering gold flash! The perfect color match for a sophisticated evening out.

INVOLVED 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

INVOLVED 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

THE BLACKS

 

Black Dagger is a low sheen black matte. This one goes with everything!

BLACK DAGGER 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK DAGGER 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Silverado is a shimmer matte filled with holo glitter that leans toward charcoal.

SILVERADO 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SILVERADO 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Black Beauty is a black shimmer holo matte. Unusual and unique, topcoat this one for a full blown splash of color.

BLACK BEAUTY 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK BEAUTY 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

MATTE LOVE MINI SET 5ml each $35.00 each BUY NOW with Discounted Shipping

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All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Final Hours of CyberMonday Free Shipping

Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

FREE SHIPPING with a minimum $20.00 purchase and must be purchased from this site (etsy sales are not included in this sale). ALL collections are included as long as the purchase total is $20.00. This sale is open to both domestic and international customers and ends at Midnight Tonight!

Welcome to the SoFlaJo shopping experience!

Click on the Shopping tab above and the drop down menu will take you to all the different collections and goodies! Or click on any link below! Happy Shopping!

Year of the Dragon Nail Polish Collection

Happy Hour Nail Polish Collection

Life’s a Beach Nail Polish Collection

Terrified Nail Polish Collection

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

I am an indie polish maker who has been making personal care items since the 1980s. Originally opened in a small storefront in Michigan, upon moving to Florida I lived on a sailboat for a dozen years and pursued other endeavors. However I am returning to my “roots” and will be releasing original creations and time-tested favorites once again.

Hallloween Swaps!

ATTN: PICTURE HEAVY

I’ve got to tell you, as if you didn’t already know,

I LOVE Halloween!

Last year I did a couple of Halloween swaps that were so much fun, so I was pretty excited to be involved in FOUR this year! And I got some really great stuff!

From my friend Rachel at Glam Polish in Australia (click her for her¬†blog link btw) I got beautiful Ozotics, Vegemite (which I LOVE thanks to her always sending it to me), a boomerang, a couple of Koala bears, unshelled macadamia nuts (I’ve never seen them that way before)¬†and a Picture Polish Dorothy for my hubby Joe (who collects anything Wizard of Oz)!

 

She also sent me one of her own handmade polishes! And it is beautiful!

My next swap was with my friend Nikki. She and I go back awhile and she lives near where I used to in Michigan. She is a huge penguin fanatic. Just look at this cute package!

 

She sent me two Sephora OPI polishes I’d been after as well as the darling black and orange Ty kitty. Also lots of goodies to use in my Halloween party theme!

I swapped as well with a fellow polish maker Kirsten from All That Glitters who sent me four of her fabulous polishes and a Starbucks gift card!

  

 

And here’s a really quick and uncleaned up mani because I wanted to see what my favorite one would look like on – Witch Craft!

I also did a Secret Halloween swap. From a nice gal named Andrea I got more polishes – China Glaze and my first Miso –¬†and¬†beauty goodies!

I’m already involved in two Secret Santa swaps as well as two other Christmas swaps. I am looking forward to sharing all those goodies with you next month, too!

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Jody

New Revlon Moon Candy Nail Polish with Swatches

ATTN: VERY Picture Heavy!

 

Friday while I was at Walgreen looking for the new WnW Saved by the Nail collection (which I didn’t find), I came across one I’ve been waiting several months to see – Revlon Moon Candy duos. I shop (stalk?) that store often for polish so the cosmetic mgr and I always compare manis and talk lacquer. She said they just put the display out the night before so I was able to raid it for one of each color. And I haven’t bought hardly any polish in months, so the eight $1 coupons she gave me was also a nice little bump to get me to buy the whole set! If you have OCD let me apologize now for the way I took them out of the rack – sorry! :{

 

Yeah I did a skittle mani last night with them. Some are AH-Mazing. Some are ok. The undies are funny ’cause some are 1 coaters, others 2. Same with the Flakies so I went ahead with 2 on each. Slow drying but some are oh so pretty! I also had to use a coat of Gelous over my usual TC. The Flakies weren’t overly rough but I wanted to smooth them out entirely. (Posche basecoat and SH Insta-Dry 110 Clear for topcoat.)

I wouldn’t go with some of the bases they did, but I’m showing them in their combinations. Also note that none of the bases have names! Some of these were easier to photograph than others, even after¬† up to and over 20 attempts each! Also note that some of the labels are peeling (makes for terrible pix IMO) because there are “directions” on the back that you pull the label off to read. I wanted to show you exactly what my bottles looked like while I was using them, but I will be putting a piece of tape over each one to keep them from fraying even worse!

 

Let’s start with Satellite. The base is a wine red in my opinion. This combination works pretty¬†well together. In the store I was afraid the base was brown, and that’s not a color I wear, so I was pleasantly surprised on this one. The base on this was 2 coats.

This is the other pinky-peachy flakie in the set, Supernova. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but I don’t think it was this. Worn over Revlon’s choice of grey one-coat base, I think it really detracts from what this one could be. I’ll definitely being trying this one again over something else!

Cosmic reminds me of camoflouge. This dark olive green base was also a 2-coater. I like this one and they work well together too.

This is a gorgeous combination that I would wear again! Galactic is over a really deep navy blue base and the flakies come out teal colored on the nail. One coat of underwear was all this one took.

¬†Moondust really fooled me! It’s gorgeous blue flakies on the nail.¬†It’s over a one-coat black base. I want to try this one over other colors!

Milky Way was my disappointment. Look at how awesome it is in the bottle. It just didn’t transcend that way on the nail. It may have been because Revlon chose to go with a deep grey for underwear, and it just sits there. I’m pretty sure this one would pop with the right base color. Just one coat for the base on this one, too.

Being that I’m a purple girl, I thought Orbit was going to be THE one for me. It is beautiful, but I really had to work at it to get the flakies out of the bottle. This one was the reason I decided to use two applications of flakies on each nail. I had to shake it well and stir the brush around inside of it to pick up the particles. It is pretty on though, over one coat of purple base.

Universe also had me fooled from the start. Again in the store the base looked brown. But I would call it a deep brick red and it’s really pretty. The flakies on this one work great. The base was one coat.

And last night I was posting these to my facebook page so you could get a quick sampling of them. So here they are in case you’re not following my page – but you should be! The link is up there ^^. ūüôā

  

I think these were pretty expensive and I¬†wouldn’t have bought them all¬†if it wasn’t for the discounts I got at the store because I actually did only pick up half of them till I was told I could use the coupons at the counter for each one. I wish CVS had a cosmetic counter since the stores don’t carry all the same brands (we don’t have Rite-Aid) in South Florida.

So – do you want to run right out and buy them all? Or are there only certain ones you’re interested in? The bottle total weight is .26Fl Oz/7.68ml. How does that compare to the price of indies in your opinion?

NEW Happy Hour Polishes and FREE Shipping Weekend!

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 New Happy Hour Collection of Nail Polishes!

Just in time for Free Shipping weekend!

(March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

 Starting from the bright pink and continuing right for the next 8 РPink Lady, Blue Martini, and Grasshopper, 3 Jellies filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters, and Golden Cadillac, a fourth jelly filled with short holo tinsel and gold holo glitter. Next is Manhattan, a deep caramel/maroon shimmer with glass flecks; Shirley Temple, a cherry shimmer; Champagne Cocktail, a silver holo filled with multiple holo glitters;  and Tequila Sunrise, a nearly nude color-changing from yellow to orange to red and filled with short holo tinsel. Yeah just call me a holo whore this time around!

The remaining nails are variations of the collection combinations. Tequila Sunrise and Champagne Cocktail over Black, Tequila Sunrise and Champagne Cocktail over Manhattan and Shirley Temple, and Pink Lady, Blue Martini, Grasshopper and Golden Cadillac over Black.

Mini bottles (5ml) are $5 each. Full size bottles are $10 each. The mini collection is $45 and the full size collection is $85 shipped to anywhere in the US or international that accepts nail polish shipping. I am experimenting with full size bottles so pictures may not match the actual bottle style received.

48 hours this weekend is my No April Fools Free Shipping Weekend on my site only.

 (March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

  

Pink Lady is a pink jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Blue Martini is a jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Grasshopper is a jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Golden Cadillac is a jelly filled with short holo tinsel and gold holo glitter.

   

Manhattan a deep caramel/maroon shimmer with glass flecks.

  

Shirley Temple is a cherry shimmer.

  

Champagne Cocktail is a silver holo filled with multiple holo glitters to be worn alone or as a topcoat.

  

Tequila Sunrise is a nearly nude color-changing from yellow to orange to red and filled with short holo tinsel.

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All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde.

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Mini Bottles (5ml) $5 each

Large Bottles $10 each

 I am experimenting with Large bottles so pictures may not match the actual bottle style received.

48 hours this weekend is my No April Fools Free Shipping Weekend on my site only.

 (March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

For Single Bottles click on Price First, Then Go Back and click on Polish Name.

This weekend ONLY do not click on shipping costs!

When buying the collection I WILL REFUND your shipping charges immediately!

 

Shipping & Happy Hour Prices!
Shipping Type & Happy Hour Names!

8 Happy Hour Polish Collection