Sunday, 8 December 2013

Revlon by Marchesa: Royal Burgundy Review


I knew as soon as I saw these Revlon by Marchesa nail appliqués that they were something a bit special. So special in fact, that I've been holding on to them for a suitable occasion and now that party season is upon us I thought it would be the perfect to show them off.

It seems that 2013 was the year of the nail wrap and I think the standard of these products has really stepped up across the board. Because my nails are very curved, any wraps that I wear have to be the thin stretchy kind or just insanely adhesive to have any chance at staying attached. These fit in to the second category!

Revlon by Marchesa: Royal Burgundy

These nail wraps are very sticky and thin enough to get a good purchase on your nails without too many crinkles. As with all wraps - the flatter your nail beds, the less chance of crinkling. As you can see in my pictures, there are few bumpy bits near the edges but they aren't noticeable from a distance.

These are applied by sticking them in place on your nail and then filing off any excess that extends past your nail tip. The mini nail files that came with the wraps for getting rid of the excess were very rough so I opted for my glass nail file instead which did the job with no unnecessary damage to my nails.

The range contains 8 different and exquisitely crafted designs each inspired by a dress from Marchesa's archives. The design I'm sporting is Royal Burgundy. Each pack contains 18 appliqués in a good range of sizes so you're guaranteed to find a match for your nails and it comes in handy if you mess up a few! I have some left from this set which I'll be saving to wear as accent nails on occasion.

The sets run at £8.99 each which is a few pounds more than most nail wraps you'll find on the high street but justified by the exceptional 3D designs. This is the kind of item that I would reserve for a special occasion where I'm going to get dressed up! I think they'd also be perfect for a bride on her wedding day. Silk Rosette (blue florals on clear) could be your something blue and Crown Jewels (gold details on clear) over a pale pink or shimmery white polish would look breathtaking.

Revlon by Marchesa: Royal Burgundy

I couldn't resist added a gold spark to my usual make-up to match my nails!


Revlon by Marcesha Appliqués are £8.99 from Boots.com and in selected Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide.

22 comments :

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!
    I'm not a big fan of nail wraps, but this is breathtaking. I love it!
    Thanks a lot for following me on IG today, it's an honor to be followed by such a diva. The striped nails (inspired your candy striped mani) are also on my blog, and I mention you there as well.
    Thank you for being an inspiration.

    Have a great week! :*

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  2. Now this is a royal look! I love your eye make-up...looks so cat-like and flirty <3

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  3. Those nail wraps are fabulous! You were right to save them for a special occasion :) Your eyeliner is beautiful! Please please please do an eyeliner tutorial!! :D Please!

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  4. super elegant! the color combination is lovely.

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  5. I'm not one for nail wraps but I am in LOVE with these Marchesa wraps!

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  6. these are so beautiful and detailed!

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  7. I haven't tried nail wraps yet, mostly b/c my nails have an even tighter C-curve than yours, but these sure are tempting! I think I would use them more as accents if I could find a close-matching cream. Any suggestions?

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  8. I haven't tried nail wraps yet, mostly b/c my nails have an even tighter C-curve than yours, but these sure are tempting! I think I would use them more as accents if I could find a close-matching cream. Any suggestions?

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  9. How long did these last for you? I have several that I have yet to try. I am a fan of Sally Hansen real nail polish strips and have had bad experiences with the "sticker" kind before but have hope for these. I appreciate that because they aren't real nail polish strips, they won't dry out over time or after the package is opened.

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  10. They look great on you but personally I just hate nail wraps, I keep trying them and they always look crap on me!!

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  11. These look stunning! Never tried nail wraps but always wanted to, how easy are they to apply for a newbie?

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  12. Gorgeous! What did you use for the gold color on your lower lash line?

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  13. Nail wraps don't always do it for me but these look wonderful!

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  14. Hi there! Can I ask what you use for brow filler?! I'm getting my sister some makeup for Christmas, and she has red hair like you, and I cannot figure out what kind of brow filler I should get her!

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  15. I loved these too!

    thebeautycollective.blogspot.co.uk

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