Revlon Top Speed – Hazy

So, they’ve FINALLY brought Revlon Top Speeds to the UK! They still haven’t brought Revlon Royal over though, πŸ™ I reaaally want it haha. Anyways, I picked up two of the Top Speed polishes (I’m currently lusting over Revlon Guava too, think I may have to splurge on it next time I have the money!) one of which is Hazy!

Was this worth Revlon’s fairly large Β£6.49 price tag? Personally, I don’t think so. I have to be honest, I bought this when it was on offer in Boots at Β£4.49, so I didn’t pay full price. I probably wouldn’t have bought it otherwise. Because while the formula and finish is nice, I don’t think it’s a unique enough colour to pay Β£6.49 for. Anyway. It’s unfortunately no longer on offer, but Boots has an offer on at the moment of 3 for 2 on a lot of beauty items, including Revlon.

Dry time was good, although I have to say, for a ‘top speed’ polish, it wasn’t exactly top speed! I’d say it was probably comparable to the speed at which Rimmel I <3 Lasting Finish polishes dry. In any case, it was manageable, certainly a lot better than the normal line of Revlon polishes I’ve used!

The polish is quite opaque, this took just 2 coats. I can’t really fault it, there’s nothing wrong with it, Β I suppose I’m just not so keen on the price! Oh and I have this pet hate with Revlon polishes, when you put the brush back in the bottle, it scrapes the glass at the mouth and that scraping noise is just so… arrrghh. I hate when nail technicians on YouTube dip the brush in and out in and out scrape scrape scrape *cringe*. Ever since I’m so careful not to make the noise haha.

My only other tiny qualm is that it was a little trickier than some polishes to keep the start of the polish near the cuticle neat, but that’s easy to fix with some cleanup.

I did a tiny comparison of Hazy with Rimmel London Grey Matter for you guys πŸ™‚ I compared them in the shop, I really hate to waste my money buying dupes!

Rimmel Grey Matter is shown on my ring finger. So Hazy is a fair couple of shades lighter than Grey Matter, as you can hopefully see. Grey Matter is more concrete, Hazy is more breeze blocks haha.

My general feelings about Hazy are that if you’re a grey hoarder, it’s a good grey to have, Β very work-appropriate, quite sophisticated etc etc but it’s not a very unique colour for the price you pay. Though I suppose it depends on how much you love it as to whether the price matters! For a poor student like me… it really does πŸ˜›

I think I’m guilty of being taken in by Revlon’s pretty polish names, “Hazy”, “Stormy”, “Cloud” – all fairly standard coloured polishes but somehow the name just makes me want them!!

I know I keep promising this giveaway guys but I can’t find the polish I really really wanted to give away – would you rather a giveaway minus that one polish or would you rather wait til I have it, making the total up to 6 polishes?

I hope you’re all doing good, anyone else starting university in the next few weeks? I start on Tuesday, I’m soooooo nervous haha.

Emma xxx

Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.

  • Lydia

    This is a lovely shade of grey, although I have too many greys! What are you doing at uni? Everyone else will be just as nervous, but you will have an amazing time xx

    • I know what you mean haha something always compels me to buy a nice grey! I’m doing Occupational Therapy πŸ˜› I’m just scared cause I’m staying at home and not a clubbing person so I don’t want to get left out! xxx

  • LOVE this colour, i don’t have a grey shade of nail polish – i feel like i need this in my life! x

    • It’s really pretty! Very dainty and sophisticated! xx

  • Anonymous

    Gah! Your Boots has nail polish testers? That would be so helpful! Mine doesn’t =( – only department stores/higher end beauty counters have testers for nail polish in my town. Well jealous!

  • Did you ever get Revlon Royal?

    • I found it in Poundland about 2 weeks ago! So happy with it… apart from the severe staining it causes πŸ™ xx

      • Almost all blues will stain. I use a good base coat and it doesn’t stain. =)

        • I don’t know, I’ve had quite a few lovely blues with no problems, but Royal stained even through 2 coats of basecoat 😐 xx