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Revlon Whimsical Gradient

23 Jun

I swatched Whimsical a while back and was unimpressed with it.  One day I saw a post where someone had layered it over a gradient and while I’m not a fan of Whimsical by itself, I liked the gradient.  So I decided to give it a go for a baby shower I was going to.

Aren’t these the perfect baby shower nails?  A blue gradient for a baby boy and you could easily do a pink gradient for a girl.  I think I will name Revlon Whimsical my official baby shower polish.

I first tried it with a white base coat, did the blue gradient and added the Whimsical, and hated it.  The white made it too stark and I used a blue that was too dark.  I started over.  I sponged a gradient of Sinful Colors Aquamarine on to the tips of my nails without using a base color.  The first coat of Whimsical was so sheer that if it weren’t for the glitter, you wouldn’t know it was there.  It looked like a blue gradient over naked nails.  I actually looked pretty cool, but wasn’t what I was going for.  Three coats of Whimsical later and I had my finished result.  I topped it off with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

I’m really liking this mani and plan to wear it for the weekend.  What do you think of Whimsical being layered like this?  Do you like Whimsical or Deborah Lippmann GITA by themselves?

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11 Responses to “Revlon Whimsical Gradient”

  1. Stacy June 23, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    This is such a fun mani!!

  2. workplaypolish June 23, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    This is really pretty.

  3. Tara June 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    I have both (the Revlon and the DL ones) and I was so unimpressed with them 😦 With that said, this is a GREAT look and I will remember this and try to incorporate one of mine!

  4. gnarlygnails June 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    cute idea! ive used whimsical once and just kinda dont know what to do with it at this point!

    • TopCoatIt June 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      That’s exactly how I felt!

  5. Chelsea June 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    This is adorable! Perfect for a baby shower.

  6. Amanda (Mae) June 25, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    so pretty!

  7. Dawn June 27, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    That is adorable, I never would have thought to do the gradient like that – love it!

  8. Maya Chehade June 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Love!

  9. ChiChi July 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m sure when I have a baby of my own, I’ll probably wear this polish to the appointment to find out the gender 🙂 very pretty gradient.

  10. Ariadne November 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Love this idea! Must try it, as I have yet to wear my WHimsical. =)

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