Revlon Mini Nail Enamel for Summer 2011 Swatches, Photos & Comparison

During the same time I saw the Revlon Summertime Romantics collection, I saw this mini-set of nail enamel. The blue called Waterfall looked identical to Blue Lagoon, and the green looked cool so I decided to pick it up as well.

The set also includes a silvery/holo glitter color, which I was fairly un-interested in. Been there, done that, didn’t even swatch :)


Waterfall, Sparkle, Garden

Revlon Waterfall
Waterfall

Waterfall is a pale sky blue with silver shimmer. The formula was streaky and thick. A mess really. Just like Blue Lagoon was. SIGH.

Revlon Garden
Garden

Garden is a really fun bright lime green. I am happy to report that the formula was excellent with this one. It was a great consistency, even and covered perfectly in two coats. I think the set was worth it for this color alone. Love this green!

Revlon Blue Lagoon and Waterfall
Blue Lagoon and Waterfall

Here I am wearing Blue Lagoon on two fingers and Waterfall on the other two. Can you guess which is which? Neither can I, I forgot to write it down, haha! BUT I can tell you they are the same exact color (and bad formula).

Overall:

I think we have determined by now that Waterfall is a great color but has such a bad formula it might not be worth it unless you love Garden, like I do.

Availability: Drugstores

Pricing: $6-7

Whaddya think?

-Kelly

14 comments

  • June 16, 2011

    Garden looks lovely. Weird thing though. I never buy Revlon, ’cause I don’t like the bottles!

  • June 16, 2011
    Veronica

    The colors look lovely, not very original though. I bough 1 Revlon polish and it actually was one of the longer lasting one. I havent bought much high end polishes though

  • June 16, 2011

    The blue looks lovely, and I was hoping that because this one had a different name that the formula might be different than Blue Lagoon. How disappointing that it’s not. But thanks for letting us know about that. You saved me money yet again. (But I don’t want to save money. I want that blue! Hehehehe)

  • June 16, 2011
    stephanie

    I lovelove these colors but I think ill pass because i already have zoya mitzi, and it seems like garden is similar enough that it wouldn’t make sense to own both. Correct me if I’m wrong please!

  • June 16, 2011

    That’s a shame about the formula. I’m loving the color but I’ve had it with streaky application. I just bought my third bottle of Sally Hansen “All In One” manicure and like the yellow and pink, this peachy coral is still streaky after three coats. Grrrrr

  • June 16, 2011
    JenMei

    Garden looks pretty nice and I think I’d love Sparkle too. Hope this set will be available in my local drugstores and/or perfumeries.
    VV, don’t you like holo glitters?

    • June 16, 2011

      Hi JenMei,

      They are ok. I am not generally a glitter fan, and this one looks a little mundane to me :)

  • June 16, 2011
    Angelica

    I bought Sunshine Sparkle a while back…terrible, awful streaky mess! I wish they had Garden in full size (do they? never seen it).

    • June 16, 2011

      Hi Angelica,

      There is a green color in their Top Speed collection called something else but looks identical to Garden. I don’t have it so don’t know for sure but the colors looked exact in the bottle.

  • June 16, 2011

    I see this set and the other mini Revlon on (it has a pink and a taupe I think?) and they always catch my eye. I don’t like their bottles though! That green is dreamy….it may be worth the cost of admission ;)

  • June 16, 2011
    Maureen

    Not to kvetch, I get that glitter isn’t your thing (it isn’t mine either), but seeing it swatched could be helpful to folks who are on the fence about the collection. On another note, at the surface level, the blue and green remind me of the OPI Shrek collection, to some degree. Not dupes, but close color families!

  • June 16, 2011
    meme

    Not a fan of the shades or of Revlon for years now. The formula does not last on me – it chips or like you found, it’s watery, streaky and a pain for application when I never really have time to take to get my polish on and get it to the opacity I am looking for.

  • June 16, 2011

    I can understand why they call these the “romantics collection,” because that’s how I feel when I see these beautiful nail polishes on your lovely hands Kelly. Waterfall and Garden are heavenly pastel blue and greens. I just wonder if any woman have had romantic experiences with wearing nail polishes and their significant others? Have they noticed the nail color and were more (or less romantic) to your advances? LOL

    Love,

    Mc Huggs :)

  • June 21, 2011

    I don’t think they are really romantic but nevertheless i like em.