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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Scented nail polish in practice



A few weeks ago, Deal Diva Shelley brought us news about a scented nail polish line from Revlon.

The idea isn't new, but the $6 price tag for a bottle of Revlon Parfumerie is more affordable, and thus more attractive, than earlier offerings from Calvin Klein and others.

The tiny perfume-like bottles were front and center at CVS last night, and they spoke to me. I couldn't immediately decide on a shade. The roster of 24 scents includes Spun Sugar, Espresso and Pink Pineapple. I ended up with one resembling the Pantone color of 2014, radiant orchid. It's a faint purple called Lavender Soap.

The polish packs a serious soapy punch when it dries. Then again, I'm a polish over-coater and should have stopped at the recommended two layers. By the way, I didn't notice any difference in applying scented nail enamel versus unscented.

As soon as I finished painting, I flung a hand in front of the first nose I could find, which belonged to my boyfriend. "What does that smell like?" I asked.

Nail polish, he said, very strong polish, and why are you doing this to me, you know I hate the smell of polish?

I was a titch defeated. Did I fall hard for a pungent gimmick? Would I sleep well with repulsive poison nigh?

Yes, my dears. Everything was fine. The smell was much more muted this morning, and I've noticed it even less as I've washed my hands throughout the day. Friends have complimented the color 

Would I try it again? Yes, and I'd work in more of the other colors too.

At the least, it's a fun conversation starter, providing you don't stick your hands in front of someone's face without his or her consent.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3:43pm]


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