Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy: Longwear Polish with no Salon Visit?

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy nail polish in "500 Ace of spades"

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy nail polish in 500 “Ace of spades”

I love the look of nail polish, but it never lasts on me. I usually only get one full day out of a home manicure and it starts chipping like crazy, and by the second or third day looks terrible. Yes, I’ve tried base coats, top coats, etc. with minimal results. That’s why I love shellac polish (that sets with the UV light). It lasts nearly 14 days on me looking perfect. The downside is how much acetone nail polish remover I have to use to get the stuff off. It ends up wrecking my nails.

So I was pretty skeptical to try the Revlon Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel. It’s advertised as “salon-quality colour with our revolutionary 2-step system”. I absolutely loved the shade “Ace of Spades”, a dark charcoal grey. All of the shades have Vegas inspired names. The first step is a “color + base”. I needed two coats. Then you top it with the clear, protective Diamond Top Coat. I didn’t find it dried quite as quickly as some other top coats, but I really loved how shiny the polish was! It was definitely just as shiny as when I have had shellac done at the salon.

This stuff really did last! I got 5 whole days without a single chip. That’s amazing for me.

The Colorstay Gel Envy polish and top coat are $9.99 CAD each.

Do you have trouble with polish not staying on and chipping? Have you come across any long wearing polishes or top coats?

Thanks for stopping by ❤


Nerdy Librarian Girl


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5 responses to “Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy: Longwear Polish with no Salon Visit?

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  3. I was curious about these. Truthfully, I don’t have that much chipping issues but I always use Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri with whatever formula I’m using. I recently tried the Covergirl XL Gel Nail Polish which had no chipping after 7 days with no topcoat. I’ll keep my eye out for this Revlon version though – don’t think I’ve seen it around here yet. 🙂

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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