Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy: “Sure thing”

White gel manicureI love white nails. Always have. The only reason why I don’t rock white mani too often, is the fact that I could not, for the life of me, find a decent, white nail polish that wouldn’t streak (even Essie’s “Blanc” was a bit difficult to work with). Enter Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy polish in “Sure Thing”. 

Revlon Colorstay Sure thing swatch

I picked up this polish a bit on a whim. I’ve tried lamp-free gel polishes before (years before I started blogging) but none of them impressed me much. Messy formulas, messy application, overall a disaster. I figured, a couple years have passed, maybe someone, somehow got the formula right. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this worked, especially for it being a white nail polish. If you ever tried to paint your nails with this particular color, then you probably know that white polishes tend to be very streaky, patchy and overall difficult to work with. Revlon’s “Sure Thing” was so smooth and creamy, I could have easily gotten away with applying only one coat. I went ahead and applied two anyway.

White gel nail polish revlonRevlon Colorstay Gel envy topcoatIn addition to the color “Sure Thing” I also picked Diamond Top Coat from the same collection. It’s supposed to ensure up to 11 days of chip-free wear. I first applied two coats of “Sure Thing”, followed by the Diamond Top Coat. I really loved the brush in both of these, it isn’t too wide or narrow, just a perfect size for a clean and mistake-free application. I barely had to do any touch ups with a nail polish remover. One thing to keep in mind, is that it’s best to wait between coats and let them dry first. The finish was gorgeous with a pretty, gel-like shine. It was really easy to remove using acetone nail polish remover, which I found to be very surprising. I also noticed that the polish did not “bubble” at all. I had a bit of an obsession with shellac manicure two years a go and despite getting my nails done at the salon, I still experienced some “bubbling” on the surface, which was a bit disappointing. It was minimal, but still bothered me. This is a great alternative to shellac, it’s very long lasting and looks just like gel polish and also isn’t as damaging on my nails as shellac was. I’m definitely picking up more colors from this collection-and there is a lot to pick from, Gel Envy comes in 30 different shades (both color and top coat were around $4.97 at Walmart, I noticed that Ulta is selling these for $7.99, that’s a huge difference, so check your local Walmart if you want to give these a try).

Revlon Sure Thing gel polish

I just love the even application and great color payoff of this polish. <3

Revlon sure thing swatch and reviewAnyone else a fan of white manicure? I’m officially-once again-obsessed!

  • Ohh this is such a polished and professional shade of white! ^ ^

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  • Mel

    I love trying new polishes! I’m gonna have to pick this one up

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

  • Always on the hunt for the perfect white polish – will defo be picking this one up X

    cchearts.co.uk

  • Yes yes yes! I love having white nails but definitely have run into the streaky look before which is never cute. This color and finish looks amazing though, I’ll have to try it out!

  • linhsbeautyblog

    Wow that is perfect! I love white nails!

  • wow! looks like the perfect white polish <3 too bad u cant get revlon in German drugstores :(

  • I love white nail polish, I had an awesome one when I was 16 but can’t remember who did it and I’ve no idea where it went.. Time to get a new one I think :)

  • What a lovely colour, it’s so hard to find an opaque white polish that isn’t a complete pain to apply :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

    • It really is, they’re so difficult to work with. This one’s awesome though!

  • Wow it looks like it had been done in a salon! It’s so nice!!

  • Eillyzza

    I just purchased this color last week along with Jokers Wild. I don’t know but I needed three coats (second try) of “Sure Thing” for it to be truly opaque. I might have bought a bad bottle. It dries fast though. And the shine is excellent. But I got sheet marks the next day despite doing my nails in the afternoon (only did two coats the first time). Used the Bourjois Instant Dry Nail Drops at that time so I’m not sure if that had anything to do wit the sheet marks.

    • Oh wow really? That’s so strange because it worked great for me and I have picked up two colors. Did you use the Diamond topcoat with that?