December 13, 2011

Revlon Whimsical

Good morning everyone! Today I have a polish I've heard a lot of people talking about, Revlon Whimsical! It's a pretty dead on dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Glitter In The Air...I didn't even like that Lippmann but as soon as I heard about this Revlon I ran to find it haha. Whimsical is light blue and pink hex glitter, and small blue glitter in a very sheer light blue jelly base. This is very very sheer, opaque coverage is going to take you a lot of coats...if it's even possible to get opaque. I layered 2 coats of Whimsical over Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom for the photos below.

Formula wise, like I said...it's sheer, better for layering unless you like wearing sheer polishes. The glitter is pretty sparse and I did find myself having to try and place it where I wanted it. Unfortunately I can't do an actual comparison to Glitter In The Air since I sent it off to a more loving home but looking back at my photos I'd say this is as close as you can get dupe wise. Price wise this was almost $15 cheaper than the Deborah Lippmann version!

I found this at Bed, Bath & Beyond...I have yet to see it at any drugstores (or anywhere else that sells Revlon). Only the BB&B stores with an "expanded cosmetics" section is going to carry this, those stores are few and far between unfortunately (at least around here). You can search on the Bed, Bath & Beyond website to see if any stores around you have it. Hopefully this will start showing up everywhere soon!


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61 comments:

  1. I hadn't actually liked this polish (or DL's version) until seeing your swatches!! I think I might have to have this :) Lovely!!

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  2. I want this one so much!!  I just couldn't bring myself to buy the DL version for $18 plus tax.  Yikes!
    -Ashesela

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  3. Ooo, it *is* pretty.  I'll probably never find it locally, though.

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  4. I like it, you layered it just the way I did with Glitter in the Air. Doesn't it remind you of easter eggs somehow? As  in... SPRING GET HERE SOON!!! LOL

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  5. After seeing your twit pic I went to my BB&B (I work there a few nights a week) and they didn't have this color but a pink. I didn't layer it over anything and hated it so I was going to bring it back. Maybe I should layer before I rush to return. I got a different blue which had more glitter and it was AWFUL!! I also found a deep purple with purple glitter. That one I'm most likely keeping!

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  6. I'm still going back and forth on if I want/need this....  I like it, but don't want the fight of layering a sheer polish and having the glitter not place nicely..  Ah, who am I kidding..  I'll probably get it anyway!

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  7. So gorgeous!!! Can't wait to get my own.

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  8. Is this going to be a part of the permanent line?  I just ran to my BB&B and they were out (and every drugstore in town...they don't have it yet! haha), and I really want to get my hands on this!  Gorgeous!!

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  9. I really want this one!!!  I loved the DL but this one is more in my price range!

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  10. Oh godddd I need this. The search begins.

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  11. I picked up my bottle at Kmart! It's a tad bit more expensive at $4.99, but at least I have a bottle.

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  12. im on the bed bath and beyond website, and cannot find any revlon nail polishes there period help!

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  13. Oh man! I was hoping Revlon would make dupe for this. As a college student, I currently refuse to buy any Deborah Lippman polishes haha. I've gotta go snag this one!

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  14. That is pretty! Too bad it takes so many coats to get full opacity.

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  15. You have to buy it in store :)

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  16. I'm not sure if it's perm but I'm sure it will be around for a little while....probably go through a few names since Revlon likes to do that lol!

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  17. just like you , i never wanted the DL glitter in the air, but when i saw on twitter & blogs that there was a dupe i headed to all the CVS and walgreens & nothing! BUT you said you found it at BB&B ! thanks for the info! 

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  18. i just checked their website! the one with a beauty section on orange county is just by where i work ! woohoo!! you have now created a stalker! LOL ty! 

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  19. I can't wait to get a bottle of this! I've wanted a backup bottle of GITA!

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  20. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaDecember 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    I think I want this one to be either more blue or more mint.  This color is just kinda meh to me...but the chunky glitter is pretty.  And who doesn't love a jelly sammich?!

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  21. Wow!  I will be on the hunt for this today.

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  22. I love how Revlon is making the high end brands affordable. :D 

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  23. I have really been impressed with some of the things Revlon has come out with in the past 2 yrs. Prior to that, I had not bought Revlon for maybe 36 years. It had been when I was growing up, one of only 2 brands available to me. There were a few lines in dept. stores with polish, but nothing like the last 25 years. I do have Lippmann Up In The Air and this Revlon looks like a dead on dupe. I wear mine like you have with a light dusty blue base. Also, to give it a totally unique look, I use a DL shade that came out with UITA called Naked - an opaque nude with a lot of warmth to it. I never would have thought to use that as a base, had I not seen it put together on a friend first. So don't limited yourself to the smoky blue base (thou, that looks great too). Try a not too bare nude - just a bit darker than a typical light/med. tone you would find a typical face foundation makeup in. I had zero idea that any Bed, Bath & Beyond's had expanded beauty sections. I did look at their web site and found that icon to indicate if a location has one but none around where I am (despite I am having medical treatment in LA, CA area and not at home), none showed up around me with an expanded health/beauty. Hopefully, as you said we see this shade show up at drugstores. Maybe it's part of a new Revlon Jan collection that BB&B got put out early??? Gr8 find! Thanks for nabbing it and sharing it with us. You do have (near as I can tell) a dead dupe for UITA!

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  24. It is a pretty color! I live in TX and I have seen the new displays at Walgreens and my Local Grocery store called (HEB)

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  25. yay! Hopefully it will start showing up all over the place then!

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  26. I NEED this polish! Looks amazing! ;)

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  27. Hello Everyone!!  You can also find this at Ulta, I'm on my way to pick mine up now... hooray!!

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  28. they have it out? that's awesome!

    When I was there the other day they didn't have it yet!

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  29. I really like the idea of this polish, but something about the milky quality of the blue kind of weirds me out.

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  30. This is so pretty! I just about died when I saw it was a GITA dupe a few weeks ago. I really want this because it would kill a lemming and the cost is great. I'm hoping to see these popping up in Target, Walgreens, and CVS soon. The closest Bed, Bath & Beyond is a few minutes away from where I live but sadly it doesn't sell makeup.

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  31. Yay, I was so sad we don't have an expanded BB&B, but I will be runnin to Ulta now! Love this!!!

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  32. I found this at a Super K-Mart last night!!  I was so excited, as I don't have any Bed, Bath and Beyond's near me.  They also had Scandalous, which I'm pretty sure is a re-release of Facts of Fuschia....they look exactly the same to me.  Score!!

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  33. You are lucky to have found this, my BB&B was already out of it!

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  34. bummer! I think they only had 2 bottles in the display...they need more!

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  35. I need to get this!
    It's like Starry Pink's big brother!

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  36. URGH!!!  None of my local BBB's have an HBC store in it.  I have seen the newer colors for Revlon in Walmart...so I wonder if this color will ever pop up in their stores?  :o/  You are so lucky because I refuse to pay anything over $10 for a polish...this would have been right within my budget.

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  37. I want this BAD!!!!

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  38. Looks so nice and squishy on you!

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  39. I've heard that people are finding it at Kmart too, if you have one near you check there also! Hopefully it's out everywhere soon!

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  40. No Kmart here in DFW...URGH again!!!  I might have to get one of my family members who still live in LA to visit a Kmart to see what they can find.  Thanks for the info!!!

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  41. Looks great!! I really want this color :)

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  42. Beautiful!  Revlon's been hitting it out of the park with awesome glitters lately.  

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  43. I searched everywhere for this today :( I couldn't find it anywhere! I'll have to check out Bed Bath & Beyond next. 

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  44. Wow Revlon are doing a great job duping Lippmanns!

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  45. When i saw this polish, i right away thought this would be a dupe of Deborah Lippmann! Much better price though i bet! Awesome swatch! :)

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  46. I love that shade..luckily I have a good supply of harmon and BB&B w/harmon around my area...i'll be looking out for this and hopefully the polish fairies will cooperate :)

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  47. SO psyched I found this today at Kmart!!!

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  48. I would love to have Glitter in the air, but unfortunately it is a bit expensive for me right now.. This polish looks wonderful to, but we dont' have a BB&B in Sweden..

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  49. Lovely!  I hope that shows up somewhere nearby soon.

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  50. My Ulta STILL doesn't have it! I got Scandalous but no sign of Whimsical, sadly.

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  51. A note: I drove to the nearest BB&B with an expanded cosmetics section - even living in Chicago, it was in a far-south 'burb - and while they did have the display, they didn't have Whimsical in stock (darn). However! I found it online at - of all places - Ulta! So if anyone is searching fruitlessly for this polish, Ulta online has it! :)

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  52. I bought this at Walmart.

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  53. found this at RiteAid today, and got it for $2.49

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  54. I found mine at Ulta, but I hate it. I tried it over everything and I can't get it to look decent at all. :( The glitter won't stay, slides right off with the next brush stroke. My Publix always has a couple bottles, if anyone lemming for it wants me to pick it up and mail it to them, I will.

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  55. I bought this at Kroger's signature store. How many coats of polish do  you have to use to get that look pictured above? I have tried it over other polish and quite like it. Have never used it alone. It seems very opaque when used alone. 

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  56. I found mine at a Martin's grocery store! :) Just goes to show, make sure you look everywhere where nail polish is sold - you just might find a gem like Whimsical. ;)

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  57. I found this polish at Rite Aid

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  58. I have had this same experience. Unless I apply it thickly, the glitter is easily brushed off. If I apply it too thickly, it never dries. I also never get it to look so nice like the posted photo. After two thick applications my nails look like a very weakly tinted blue with somewhat sparse sparkles of glitter.

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