Revlon Sparkle Aplenty Nail Enamel Swatches & Review

Revlon Sparkle Aplenty

I came across Revlon Sparkle Aplenty at Walgreens or CVS recently and it was quietly sitting all by itself and seemed like it needed a comfy, warm home. So even though I’m not a huge fan of glittery nail polish, it’s Christmas and all, so I should be charitable. ­čśë

I think this is part of a limited edition collection but not 100% sure.

Revlon Sparkle Aplenty 2

Revlon Sparkle Aplenty Swatch
Sparkle Aplenty

Sparkle Aplenty has a black base and features micro silver glitter, and small silver and black hex glitter. Hmmm. Not really a fan to be honest. The black base is a little thin and watery at first, but does get pretty opaque after two coats. The problem is that there is so much glitter in here it has that super chunky texture and look. You do get a lot of glitter with each swipe, so that is good. You don’t have to fish the larger pieces out. But with two coats you get a lot of glitter lying on top of other pieces. So unless you have a butt boat-load of patience to place it, it will look a bit messy.

Revlon Sparkle Aplenty Swatch 2
Sparkle Aplenty

And that’s Sparkle Aplenty for ya.

Availability: Drug stores.

Pricing: $5-7.00.

What do you think? Too chunky?


Note: Revlon is not cruelty free.


  • December 18, 2012

    I personally prefer my glitter smaller.

  • December 18, 2012

    It reminds me of a silver version of Revlon’s Facets of Fuchsia, which I love. Although not a fan of silver and black combo, and it’s a pain to remove!

  • December 18, 2012

    I didn’t expect this to like really chunky. It’s actually pretty….ugly! I love dark shades and I love glitter but this looks like a mess in a bottle.

  • December 18, 2012

    This polish really just needs a semi-opaque black basecoat to start and then a smoothing top coat over top to morph from icky lumps to really pretty. I usually layer it over Zoya Raven and top with Seche Vite for a smooth, sparkly finish. It’s a great party polish.

  • December 18, 2012

    I saw this at my Walgreens as the Revlon Color of the Year (or something similar). I think the idea is fine (black base with silver glitter) but I do wish it wasn’t so chunky and heavy-looking.
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  • December 18, 2012

    I think that Sparkle Aplenty is LE, but Revlon just released a new, permanent collection that repromoted it, but with a different name.
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    • December 21, 2012

      I just bought the repromote and it’s called Ritzy. In fact it took me forever to find this post to show a friend what it looks like because I didn’t know it had two names!

  • December 18, 2012

    It’s pretty! Shame about the texture…

  • December 18, 2012

    Yeah, something got lost in the translation. You never know until you try, though!
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  • December 18, 2012

    This looks like the polish that was just sent to me in my Julep box. Very nice though!

  • December 18, 2012

    I agree, I’m not a big fan of it either. That amount of glitter would bother me going on and taking it off.

  • December 18, 2012

    Hmm…I like this in theory but in execution I’m really not feeling it. I usually like glitter but this one just seems a little too messy and chunky for me I think.

  • December 18, 2012

    I’m actually not a huge fan of this. i thought iit’d be a nice dupe for some of the black-with-sparkles polishes that’ve come out from high end brands but the finish is totally different
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  • December 19, 2012

    I’m not really a fan of this either, so I can understand you when you say it looks messy. Which is, btw, a problem I have with a lot of indie glitters too!
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  • December 20, 2012

    I found this a while ago when it came out and was so excited. Alas, I agree with you – not a fan. At all. :( I got Sparkle Aplenty home and immediately swatched it/started a mani which I quickly decided to remove before I was even finished. It was just so bad. Between the lumpy chunky formula to the inability to visibly see any of the black glitter to the black base being overbearing and dull…I’d go so far as to call it fug. And I’m a glitter polish girl! *le sigh* Such a shame! Thankfully Revlon has recently created Girly and Heavenly, both beautiful glitter polishes that I know I’ll love for sure!

  • December 20, 2012

    This polish looks like the Wet n Wild polish from the Fergie collection. I purchased a Revlon polish exactly like this but blue instead. Wasn’t all that impressed with it as well.

  • December 20, 2012

    It’s pretty but does look like it would be hard to work with and a bit too chunky.

  • January 24, 2013

    I bought this same shade only it’s called Ritzy now. I don’t have any issue with it being too chunky.