Revisiting #MondayMani – Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Review

Having used my Monday slots for #mummymonday posts more recently I’ve been missing creating those nail type blog posts that I focused on when starting Schoolrunbeauty.com. It can also be hard to come up with relative content every week. 

So for a change, this Monday I decided to revisit #Mondaymani’s. I’m considering alternating the two types of posts, what do you think? 

My thoughts are it gives me time to focus on high quality “mummy” content rather than something that is a bit meh.

So on to today’s review. 

I recieved this nail polish duo in Octobers edition of YouBeautyDiscovery box. When I saw this on the menu I knew instantly I would be picking this to be included in my box this month. 

  I love to paint my nails, but I have a problem with chipping. Honestly I’m not sure how I manage it, but I can never go 24hrs without messing up my nails. I would be telling a blatant fib if I tried to pretend it was because I was a good housewife and spent hours cleaning, nope sorry hubby! I’m a bit rubbish in that department also. 

Now we have cleared up that I’m just generally rubbish with my nails, (and housework) you see why I just had to try out the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy system. Priced at £6.99 (currently 3 for 2 in Boots) each worn together they promise long lasting gel effect nails at home minus faffing about with a lamp. 

Application was easy, it has a nice wide brush and dried fast. 

I followed Revlon’s instructions of applying 2 coats of colour followed by a layer of the specially designed topcoat. 

The hi shine effect that this polish provides is fab, and the finish is super smooth. Apart from neatness you could totally pass this as a Salon manicure.  
Now let’s get down to the bit where we talk about how long lasting this system is. Well a miracle product it isn’t, however I did get three days wear out of this minus any big chips; just a tiny bit of tip wear. 

For me this is unheard of so actually Revlon are on to a winner with these nail polishes. Yes this will never stand up to the longevity of a professional gel manicure, but if like me you usually bugger your nails up with tradititional polish after a few hours then this is for you. 

The blue shade wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice, (it was picked by YouBeautydiscovery) but I do like it for the summer. I think I’m going to have to nab a couple of other more autumn appropriate shades, there are 30 to choose from. 

So thoughts on structuring my Monday blog posts? Stick to #mummymonday or mix it up a bit with some #mondaymani’s? Let me know in the comments section. Processed with Moldiv