Monday, November 15, 2010

Revlon All Fired Up Nail Polish

"In 1952, Revlon launched its iconic color collection Fire & Ice™, with matching lips and fingertips in a bold, fiery red. This fall, Revlon brings back its Fire & Ice™ collection for today’s woman – who is as bold, confident, and glamorous as ever."
Everything old is new again!  That's right. Revlon has re-released it's iconic color collection (It's iconic because Revlon told me so!) Fire & Ice™.  I'll bring you more on the red lipstick tomorrow. Today I'm going to focus on the matching red tips in the Fire & Ice™ collection.  The nail polish is called All Fired Up.  This is a brilliant and bright red creme polish.

The formula is smooth and applies like a dream.  In the picture I have three coats but honestly I could have gotten away with two.  The formula is big three free and this does not smell as bad as Revlon nail polish used to smell.  Back in the 1970's the polish had such a wretched yet distinctive smell I can almost recall it as I type about it.  I shudder to think what the original 1952 polish smelled like!


The thing about red nail polish is...well. Honestly, as comfortable as I am wearing red lipstick I shy away from red creme polish on my fingernails.  I'm not sure what it is.  If my nails are super long I feel like I look slutty with long red nails, but even when my nails are short, I feel like the red is too conspicuous at the same time.  Your cuticles have to be perfect and the application flawless.  As you can see in the picture below....that is not the case.

Sure it looks pretty. It's a neutral red, meaning I don't feel that it pulls blue or orange, but it is bright. I mean IN YOUR FACE, "I'm Wearing RED NAIL POLISH!" bright


Do you NEED this?  I think it's a great red creme, but there are probably other red cremes out there that are just as good.  Is it a unique color?  I'm not sure. I don't have enough red cremes to say.  Will I wear it again?  Yes. It will end up as a pedi color for sure...maybe I'll layer it with a gold shimmer for the holidays, but honestly I'm not sure if I'm ready for in your face red juuuuust yet.

10 comments:

  1. Happy Monday..... That's a good toe polish I remember Revlon's 'Blue Flame Red' (70's) I'd like to see it back

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    1. WOW ! A few of my gal-pals & I were talking about this polish & when I 'googled' it your post appeared. What a great color that was. I, too - would LUV to see it return !!

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  2. Looks great with your skin tone. :) I saw this collection in CVS and this was the only thing I got. I remember that old Revlon logo! :)

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  3. Yeah if you wore this on red long nails I'd ask where is your Virginia Slim 100's cigarette and would you like a Tab? Ha - that would be my mom circa 1978 but she didn't smoke.

    This is a very pretty red on you.

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  4. I'm really excited about the lippy, and I think it's fun they're reintroducing some classics!

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  5. I totally understand what you mean about reds being too bold for the fingernails. I have the same problem - I LOVE red polish on my toes, but on my hands it sometimes seems so screamingly bright (and my skintone is similar to yours, judging by that shot of your hand - maybe it's a light skin tone thing??)

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  6. This red looks quite alright on you. It's a very classic red.

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  7. What a beautiful red! I think it looks quite fine on your phalanges. In fact, it looks so good that I might have to venture out and get it myself!

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  8. I bought this back last fall and just now used it. I also have a bottle of Sally Hansen Fire and Diamonds color as well. They look exactly the same to me when applied. In fact, I had some tip wear after two days of wearing the revlon "all fired up" and went to touch up instead of redo mani, I used fire and ice by SH and you couldn't see the touchup.

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