Revel Nail Gel Polish Review
Let’s talk a little about the pricing, because I think it’s going to blow your minds. Revel Nail gel polishes are full size bottles (0.5 fl. oz.) that retail at just $7.49 a bottle! They also have some amazing bundle deals. These packages are a no-brainer for salons, or collectors like myself.
- Starter Kit: You can get a starter kit that includes a base coat, top coat, and one color for a shipping and handling fee of $10.99 (if there is a specific color that you want, put it in the notes upon checkout).
- Spring 2014 Kit: This kit includes 24 colors, a base coat and a top coat for $175. If you use the code CHICKETTES at checkout you can get this kit for ONLY $150! That’s less than $6/bottle!
- Fall 2014 Kit: This kit includes 16 fall colors, a base and a top coat for $139 (currently on sale for $119).
- Total 2014 Kit: OR you can get all 40 colors, plus a base and top coat for $285.
I realize that I may sound like an infomercial, but the prices really are amazing for the quality of the product. So let’s get down to application and the wear test. I selected a color called Hysteria to use for my wear test. Hysteria is a gorgeous, frosty blurple (blue-ish purple). Application was flawless. I liked that the thin brush allowed me to really get down into the curves of my nails. The consistency of the polish was nice and easy to apply in thin coats. This particular color required three coats for best coverage, but some of the other shades that I have tried only required two coats. The polish cured in my LED lamp in just 30 seconds, and I didn’t have any issues with shrinkage or pooling. The top coat had a really nice high-gloss shine too. Here is the end result:
I wore this manicure for two full weeks without any tip wear, chipping, or peeling, and the high-gloss shine was maintained for the entire duration. I’d say that’s a successful wear test! I really have zero complaints about application or wear, it was absolutely perfect. My nails also felt nice and strong with this polish on.
Not all nails are created equal so for anyone that experiences peeling or chipping, Revel recommends using a primer. And this goes for all gel polishes… a primer really helps the gel adhere to your nail. But be aware that using a primer does increase the removal time. I didn’t need to use a primer, but I just wanted to mention that.
Revel’s website says that the polish will soak off in just 7 minutes. I put that to the test, but unfortunately it was not the case for me. I buffed the top coat of my nails and soaked them in acetone using my Nail Mates. After 8 minutes of soaking the edges were starting to lift just a bit and I was able to push off some of the polish with an orange stick, but there was still a lot left on the nail. I repeated the soak & push process. It was adhered really well to the tips, so I had to apply a little more acetone to that area. The total soak-off process probably took 18-20 minutes. It is a good deal longer than the advertised time, but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me. This removal was pretty similar to what I experience with the Gelish brand.
Revel currently has 40 colors to choose from. They released 24 colors in the 2014 Spring line and another 16 colors in the Fall line. I chose a few colors swatch on my nails, and below I also have pictures of all 40 colors on swatch sticks grouped by color so that you can see the entire line.
Queen is a shimmery dark purple with a real royal feel. This is a great color for fall.
Clambake is a unique shade of light orange. I chose to swatch this color because I don’t own any other quite like it. It reminds me of lobster bisque! LOL I don’t know if it works real well with my skin tone, but I like it!
So let’s take a look at all 40 colors! I can’t guarantee that these pictures are all 100% color accurate, but I tried to get them as close as possible.
I think it’s safe to say that I have a crush on Revel gel polish! The application and 2-week wear were absolutely flawless, and I love the high-gloss shine and how strong my nails feel while wearing Revel. I really think this brand could revolutionize the industry by offering professional-grade quality products at such an amazing value.
Visit Revel Nail’s website at http://www.revelnail.com/ for more information, or to place an order.