11 August 2012

{ NAILS } Revlon : Minted vs. Jaded

I'm in love with anything and everything mint so I really had to pick up both of these mint coloured nail polishes from Revlon! I've had 'Minted' for a while now, a nail polish from their regular line. 'Jaded' is from their "Top Speed" range and claims to dry faster once applied on the nails.

Honestly, when comparing both bottles side to side there is virtually no difference in colour at all although I did notice once applying the first coat of each, 'Jaded' had a slight shimmer whereas 'Minted' did not. Once you apply more coats of each nail polish, they look practically identical. The shimmers in 'Jaded' are not noticeable at all unless you look at your nails super closely. Another slight difference I found was that 'Minted' was a tiny bit of a darker mint compared to 'Jaded'.


I applied 3 coats of each to achieve the full opacity I wanted, plus my Seche Vite top coat. As pictured below, I applied 'Minted' on the nail on my ring finger whereas the rest of my nails were painted with 'Jaded'.

In Sunlight:


Indoors:


Can you see the difference between the two? Very minimal right!?

So which one do I prefer? 'Minted'. Here are my reasons why:
  • It did not chip as fast (both lasted around 5 days before I noticed 'Jaded' start to chip first)
  • It's less expensive. Roughly $2 cheaper than the "Top Speed" range
  • Not much difference in how quickly both dried, especially when you expect the "Top Speed" nail polish to dry a lot quicker
  • Colour, finish and ease of application are virtually the same for both

I've just removed my nail polish and my nails are looking shy and bare right now. I might give my nails a much needed break and a little breather. It feels weird because I ALWAYS have nail polish on!!

Anyway, hope you had a fab weekend!

xo Laura


* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Revlon. The products mentioned were purchased with my own money and as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion. *

23 comments:

  1. your nails look lovely! the mint color is amazing! <3 xx

    Letters To Juliet

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  2. I love minty nail polishes!! I agree with you, I see no difference in the colors dispite their different names. Thanks for the review :D
    btw your nails are amazing like the other commenter said. My nails are forever short because when I leave it long it never looks good and is really a hassle if I'm doing sports/hiking.

    NingNing

    http://underrated-gems.blogspot.com/

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    1. thankyouu!! hahaa definitely don't be having long nails if you're playing sports etc! trick to keeping long nails is cutting, filing, shaping them =D

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  3. I liked Jaded better because it's lighter! Loved your blog and posts! They're very cool. Come by and let's follow each other! Would love to stay in touch! xx

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  4. Love this color! <3

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  5. I notice any difference between them but love this color too !

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  6. Im still loving pastel mint green shades <3
    I have the minted nail polish too though I find the formula is actually quite hard to handle >_<

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    1. mee too. love mints right now! oh really? =(

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  7. Ooo I love mint colors! I'm running out of my current mint polish, so I'll definitely check out your recommendation!

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  8. I love love love mint nail polish!! I do nail art too, please come check mine out when you have time~ and I'm following you cause you are so so so darn pretty and you like cute lil' things, which is so inspiring~!! :D Hope you follow me back if you like it :D

    xoxo
    Glam Mania...!!

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    1. awwhh thanks sweetie!! thanks for visiting and following! x

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  9. i love your honesty
    you are an real inspiration
    xoxo

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  10. never tried revlon nail polish and cuticles, since you recommend it im gonna buy! hehe! thanks for this review you really give me ideas about nail colors/cuticles

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  11. love love love your mint nails! i'm following you on gfc now, please visit me and see if you want to follow? :) i think you'll like my outfits, thanks!

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  12. So obsessed about this color and nailart =)


    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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  13. I have that revlon minted shade in my toe nails right now!
    loved that color

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  14. beautiful color! and your nails are such a nice length and shape x

    cocoandgarcon.blogspot.com

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