Sunday, May 8, 2011

New 2011 Revlon Beauty Tools

Revlon What A Catch Nail Clip w| Catcher

This is one sharp pair of nail clippers! I was impressed with how it made perfect cuts with minimal effort, and without leaving a ragged edge like come cheap clippers will.

The grip makes these very easy to hold without them slipping when you apply pressure like some clippers do. I also like the fact that it has a case to hold nail clippings, so that they're not flying all over the room. The case does make it a little bit harder to see what you're clipping, but you get used to it after the first couple clips.

Would I recommend this? Yes, I like this a lot more than the general, run of the mill, silver clipper. It's affordable, sharp, holds clippings, and has a foldaway file. Plus, the fact that it's a Revlon means that it's guaranteed for life, so you really can't go wrong.


Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

I LOVE this! I have used many of those gray nail buffers in the past, but this one is by far the best! It really does provide some crazy shine! Revlon says that this creates a top-coat shine in seconds that lasts for three days, and that it makes nails 400% shinier than if they were bare. That's all definitely true.

It's super easy to just use the green (back) side to smooth and even out your nail surface, then you flip it back over and polish your nail with the white side until you reach your desired level of shine. Though I haven't tried this, it says that you can also use the white side to revive the luster of polished nails.

Would I recommend the CrazyShine? YES, I love it! You need one! I don't always have the time to sit down and polish my nails with a clear coat, but I can always find time to use this. Not only is it fast, but it's a lot more portable than nail polish, and the end result is much more durable. You don't have to worry about chipping or peeling with the shine you get from this!


Revlon The No Pinch Mini Curler

The idea of this is great, it's small and perfectly portable unlike traditional curlers. As I was packing for a trip a few days ago, I was thinking how inconvenient eyelash curlers are to pack in a makeup bag. They're huge and they take up so much space with the handles and all that. I love how you can toss this in your makeup bag and it takes up barely any space.

Unfortunately, however, this one did not work for me like the other two items did. I tried and tried, but I could not get this to curl my lashes at all. I tried holding it for more than 5 seconds, applying more pressure, "pumping" the curler, curling at all different points of my lashes, and still nothing.

I really like the cage free design on plastic curlers, since you can easily reach all your lashes, but they have never worked for me. I have only ever had good results with metal curlers, so I think that my lashes need more than plastic can offer. It's not necessarily this curler that has the problem, but it's a problem with my lashes in particular.

So, would I recommend it? That really depends. If you have had success with plastic curlers in the past, then yes, you would probably love the portability of this one. However, if you're like me and you can only use metal curlers, then'll want to avoid this one.


All in all, I am definitely impressed with Revlon's new lineup of tools, and I think everyone needs a Crazy Shine! ;-)