Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in Galactic


5 reviews

40% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.8

Price: $$$


Cream Polish Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tribenzoin Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearlkonium Betonite, Silk Powder, Triacetin, Tetrabutyl Phenyl Hydroxybenzoate, PPG-2 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Malic Acid May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Red 7, Red 6, Black 2, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Yellow 5, Iron Oxides Glitter Polish Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Alcohol Denat, 1polyethylene Terephthalate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica May Contain: Violet 2, Blue 1, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Red 7, Red 34, Yellow 5, Iron Oxides

on 10/22/2013 4:02:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

What drew me to this product: the appearance on the model. Oooo, dark blue with intense, 3D shiny looking blue stuff? Looks so preeeetty!

The use:
Okay, so it's a duo stick of polishes. Simple to compute how to use: you apply the dark base, then coat it with the shiny confetti thingies. When I applied the base, it was great! Easy! Hoorah! My nails were a gothic dark blue. Ooo. Deep. It was fairly a decent quick time to wait for it to dry; not too long but not super quick. Then I applied the 2nd part; it was slightly easy to grab a lot of confetti and put on my finger, but upon applying I found I clumsily arranged the confetti. No big deal, I thought, I'll just fix it! But it kind of made the clear gel that held the confetti in place more noticeable. Oh well, I'd just have to be careful on that application.
After finishing, I was pleased how it looked. Didn't look exactly like the model, but when does it? However, the confetti stuff catches on everything, and peels off very (and disappointingly) quickly. :( So when it does peel, you're left with this awkward white spot, or a half broken up confetti piece.

The pros:
Pretty neat idea, to have a 3D confetti topping layer, or so I thought.
The base color does not have any issues.

The cons:
The confetti has a life-span of 10 minutes. After that, your fingers get funky looking with the missing or half-torn confetti pieces.
The price (7$) is not friendly, especially when considering the amount of polish you are paying for.
The confetti/gel side seems to get worse after about 2 weeks of resting. I try to shake it up, but it does not look like it's doing well :(

It was kinda fun to try out, but I will not buy again. Unfortunately it's not worth 7$ in my view, especially if you're trying to live on a budget, or pay for quantity vs quality. And also, the quality just does not fare 7$ worth either.

on 3/24/2013 10:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Thick, goopy and does not apply evenly at all. Worst polish I've ever used and it's not cheap. Save your money for a better choice.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Revlon's Moon Candy polishes are nail art duos, one side is a cream polish, the other is a flaky holographic glitter. Revlon says that these lacquers will give your nails a "cosmic 3D effect for out of this world nails!" These nail polishes came out sometime earlier last year, but I ever saw them at any stores near me. They hit the shelves again at the end of the year, maybe this time as a permanent product, I'm not sure. Revlon offers ten duos, I have Galactic, the blue duo. Each Moon Candy duo contains .26fl oz (7.68 ml), which isn't very much product at all. I bought my polish at Target for $7, kinda expensive for what it is. Revlon claims to not test on animals, but I've heard of some controversy about that. This nail polish was made in America.
Packaging is just ok. A cylindrical glass nail polish bottle stems out on each side from the plastic middle portion. A label wraps about the middle bit that features the product name and some company info. The label peels up to reveal directions and a ingredient list for both shades. The brush for Revlon's Moon Candy is pretty similar to the one that comes with their standard Nail Enamels, but smaller. The brushes are thin but rounded, on the stiffer side, with no splayed bristles.
The base shade of Galactic isn't too exciting. It's a dark navy with a cream finish. The cream finish gets dull very quickly, a common problem with Revlon's creams. I like the color of the polish. Its a dark navy but it's still obviously blue. Application is a dream, this polish goes on entirely opaque in one coat and is very smooth. This nail polish dries very, very quickly; I swear its almost instantaneous. I've never worn this polish on it's own, but I feel like it would probably wear decently. This polish does stain the nails a little bit.
The flaky polish i the Galactic Candy Duo is beautiful! In the bottle it appears to be loaded with holographic, multi-shaped, multi-sized flaky glitters, which were a huge trade last year. The base of the polish is a very translucent sky blue with a jelly finish. The base color is so sheer that it likely won't influence any color it's layered over. I bought Galactic for the flaky side and I'm sad to say that is't very good. You really have to fish the flakes out and pressed them on to the nail with the brush. How many flakes of glitter you get vastly differs from nail to nail; some may get loads of glitter, others may get only one flake, or even none at all. The effect is gorgeous, at first, but just like the cream finish, it gets pretty dull. The flakes peel up and fall off and while it doesn't chip, it peels all the way off when it gets wet. Very disappointing.
Sadly, I don't love Revlon's Moon Candy Nail Duo in Galactic. It's beautiful when first applied, but it gets dull so quickly. Application is problematic for the flaky blue glitter. Wear isn't great, I can get two or three days of wear, but eventually I need to wash the dishes or bathe, and that's the end of Galactic. I don't feel like this nail art duo is worth the price. You get a very small amount of product; I've applied this polish four times and have put a significant dent in both polishes, even though I only need one coat of each per application. I wouldn't repurchase Revlon's Moon Candy duos, nor do I recommend it. It's not a very good intro to flaky polishes and aside from Galactic I didn't find any of the duos very unique or pretty.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 1/20/2013 4:40:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I saw this yesterday in CVS for the first time. They had several colors and they all really caught my eye. I ended up purchasing Galactic because it just looked so pretty! And I'm glad I did! I applied just this morning. The base color is a very dark blue and it only took one coat. No streaks, just a solid dark blue that looked exactly like what was in the bottle. It dried quickly. Then I applied the glitter chunks, which I think Revlon calls "Flakies". This was a little trickier. It can be difficult to pick them up on the brush. You end up with some nails having a good number of them and then the next nail is like sparse. You don't want to keep layering on after you try because you don't want bubbles. So, I let the first flakies coat dried fairly quickly and then applied another. And that did it...they are perfect. Dark blue with turquoise bits on each nail. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I then applied a top coat to each nail to seal it. I only gave this polish 4 lippies because I want to see how well it wears. If it wears well, I'll come back in and change it to a '5' because it is soooo pretty. The only drawback for me is that this is quite pricey for a drugstore polish...I believe I paid like $9.49 or something. I had a $1.00 off coupon, but that's still pricey to me. However, if this wears well, I will definitely go back to CVS and buy another one. The other colors look gorgeous too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 12/28/2012 5:17:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

galactic is a dark blue nail polish with some pale blue and turquoise glitters. you got two side for this nail polish,two bottles actually! It goes smoothly on the application,it last fairly long with a top coat! It`s a beautiful combo! Love it!

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