It's Just Another Manicure Monday….Cloud


Better late than never, right? Squeezing in another manicure Monday with a couple of hours to spare! This week, I’ve been welcoming spring with Revlon’s Top Speed Nail Enamel in Cloud. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you don’t like it), I don’t think they produce this polish anymore. It looks like Revlon still has a few bottles to sell via Amazon here.


I thought Cloud was a great polish for March because it is a crisp, light lavender (as opposed to a dark lavender?). The cool, rainy weather outside we’ve had doesn’t exactly scream “SPRING,” but it felt like I needed to brighten things up anyway.


I painted my nails in a rush before heading to sub one morning, and I must say, it did dry very quickly.Unfortunately, I only had time for 2 coats, and I think this polish really needs 3 to become opaque. I’m in favor of the high speed drying, but it’s kind of counterproductive if you have to add multiple coats to achieve the desired color. I also think the polishes marketed as “quick drying” chip easier. Sometimes the “saved time” isn’t an even trade off when you have to paint 7 coats, and it chips easily.

3If you want to rock a lavender nail for spring, maybe check out Essies’ Lilacism or Nice is Nice. I think lavender colors are perfect for someone wanting to branch out from traditional pinks/peaches/corals but doesn’t want to try anything too bold. Hope you add lavender to your spring nail color line up! (Like anyone has a spring nail color line up…ridiculous.)

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Crush Review


Today, I wanted to do a review of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the color Crush. I sang Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s praises before when I reviewed the color Honey. Several months ago, I also picked up a tube of the balm stain in the color Crush. Crush is much more bold than Honey, and I have been getting tons of wear out of it during the fall and winter months.1indoorlightnoflash

In some lighting it appears more pinky-red, and it some lighting it appears more cranberry or burgundy colored.2indoorlightwithflash

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains have great pigmentation and apply smoothly. I love how they can really bump up a simple makeup look. 3flashnoflash

I made sure to include several pictures with different lighting to show the versatility of this balm stain. I love that it’s a balm and a stain combined because it’s really moisturizing unlike some long-wearing lip products. Typically when I get stains they really dry out my lips and crack quickly. Not worth the convenience of fewer applications. That’s so not the case with Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.4naturallightnoflash

This product seriously lasts forever on my lips! I think the Crush color definitely has more “staying power” than Honey. This could be simply because it’s darker, or because it’s more heavily pigmented.5both

It could be my imagination, but I think Crush makes my teeth look a little whiter, too! Every little bit helps, right?6goofysmile

I applied Crush before I ran errands all day, and took a picture to show how well the balm stain lasts. I had eaten cereal, drank water, run errands, and not reapplied once! When Honey wears off on me, it leaves a sort of lipliner effect. That wasn’t the case with Crush! It appeared to wear off equally all over my lip, which was great.
7hourslaterAt under $8 at most retailers, you can’t beat the price and quality of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. You can also get them online, here! They have so many color selections, so there’s something for every lip color and occasion! I’d definitely recommend picking one (or two…or six) up next time you see them on display! I’m hoping to acquire more colors soon!

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Honey


I love buying and trying new makeup. The only problem is I have trouble justifying spending lots of money on it just to go to Target or sit in my office where I only interact with warehouse workers. However, I’ve been hearing a lot about Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain , so I decided to give it a try. I researched it a lot first to decide which color I should purchase.

Swatches of several different color options...
Swatches of several different color options…

While I liked Crush and Romantic (as well as Adore, which is not pictured), I ultimately decided Honey was a safe, neutral option for a first sample. I found Honey at Target for only $7.49 (minus .05% since I used my Target Red Debit Card :)) and tried it out for work the following Monday.

Immediately after the "big" purchase
Immediately after the “big” purchase

Here is what Honey looks like on me immediately after application:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain in Honey
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain in Honey

As you can see, it is basically my natural lip color slightly enhanced. It was very moisturizing like a lip balm. It did rub off a little bit onto my cup, but the color lasted throughout the morning until I went to lunch. After lunch, I reapplied and took some more pictures outside to show the color.

I know I look like a tool in this picture, so sue me.
I know I look like a tool in this picture, so sue me.

After lunch, the color lasted at least another 4 hours until dinner. Overall, I’m very pleased with this purchase. When first applied, the balm is very moisturizing. It did slightly dry out my lips once the balm wore off, but the stain stayed on. I think applying Chapstick or clear gloss over the remaining stain would have worked as well as reapplication. The one major downfall is the inner area starts wearing off first, so I was left sort of looking like I only applied lipliner once this happened.

Slight lipliner effect
Slight lipliner effect after several hours

However, the pros definitely outweighed the cons for me, and I want to try out some other colors soon. Hopefully, I can build up the courage try something brighter like Crush this summer!

I would definitely recommend Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm+Stain to anyone who is looking to try a new lip treatment. They have a great range of colors (12) that will flatter all skin tones, and they’re inexpensive enough that you won’t feel guilty for trying out a few different shades! Get your own tube of Honey here!


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