I wasn't sure what to make of scented nail polishes when I first heard of them, my initial thought was 'what is the point... I bet it's just a silly gimmick' but I fell in love with these shades & the fact that they were scented was just an added bonus.
I didn't actually realise how similar these polishes were until l'd already purchased the Rimmel one, oops!!
Revlon recently released a limited edition collection of 8 scented polishes. I opted for Tropical Temptation after I had read various blog posts about it.
I bought this polish as part of a promotion, the price of Revlon polishes has always put me off in the past. I have to say I'm really not impressed with Revlon polishes, the application was awful! It was streaky, not opaque at all took and took ages to dry. I like the colour but I don't think there is much difference between this and the Rimmel polish.
The scent of the polish is very subtle, I find you actually have to smell your nails to notice it, I think I'd get some funny looks if I did this too regularly!
This was Tropical Temptation after 2 coats & no top coat. The polish lasted 4 days without chipping which did impress me considering I didn't use a top coat.
Revlon Tropical Temptation - 14ml - £6.49.
Rimmel currently has a collection of 4 scented nail polishes - Lemon Drop, Strawberry Fizz, Apricot Punch & Cranberry Zest, cute names!
I opted for Apricot Punch, I thought the shade was perfect for summer - without realising how similar it was to Tropical Temptation - oops!
The scent of this polish is alot stronger than the Revlon polish, I can actually smell it without smelling my nails but it's not overpowering at all.
This was Apricot Punch after 2 coats & no top coat. As you can see it's ever so slightly pinker than the Revlon polish, only just!! I love the colour and it lasted 3 days without chipping. I also love the brush & it applied really well, much better than the Revlon polish.
Rimmel Apricot punch - 8ml - £2.99
Overall I have to say I much prefer the Rimmel polish. It applied better, It smells better & It costs less than half the price of the Revlon polish. The size of the Revlon polish may be larger but I rarely finish a bottle of nail polish anyway!
Have you tried scented nail polishes, if so what did you think of them?