Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Swatch: Revlon Wintermint

The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

The other day I had a rare opportunity to go to Rite Aid, which has a much wider range of polish than my normal grocery store, so I was able to grab a Revlon polish from the new Parfumerie collection. As the name implies, these are scented polishes, and they come in these really cute bottles:

Wintermint is a seafoam green foil with tiny blue hexes, lots of gold shimmer, and I think I spotted some copper sparks in there as well.

Revlon Wintermint, two coats with Out the Door topcoat.

You might have noticed that Wintermint is very similar to the popular (and expensive) Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream. I don't own Mermaid's Dream, so I can't compare them directly, but judging from pictures they are pretty close--Mermaid's Dream looks to be a touch more blue, and seems to have a bit more glitter. Wintermint also looks less bumpy than Mermaid's Dream. I can't call them dupes, but I certainly don't feel the need to own both!

Wintermint applied very nicely, and the glitter distributed itself evenly. Despite being a foil, it was easy to get nice thin, even coats. The texture is pretty smooth with topcoat. As for the scent, it smells like spearmint gum! The scent isn't strong (at least not under topcoat)--I generally have to get my hand pretty close to my face to smell it.

I think Revlon did a nice job with this polish. I'd like to go back and look at some more from this collection; I'm a sucker for smelly things!

I bought Wintermint for $5.99 (11.7 ml) at Rite Aid.

The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. More one dupe of Deborah, but not so expensive!
    I love it!

  2. The bottles! Oh my god the BOTTLES! That is the cutest packaging EVER I am dying and want all of them.

    1. I know, right? I actually had to double-check that they were actually polishes when I saw them!