Those who know me really well understands how much I love dark colors. I blame my time living in the North for it. In cold weather, dark clothings keep you warm. I didn't realize how many black t-shirts I had until I moved to the South. I could comfortably live for two weeks straight on black shirts and t-shirts. Of course, they were in various styles but still, you couldn't really tell the difference.
The variation of the black shirt is the dark navy one. And yes, between the black and the dark blue, I could probably get by for three weeks without doing laundry. Of course, I don't encourage the practice but it was a difficult habit for me to break. And by habit, I mean buying dark tops.
My love for dark colors also transcends into dark nail polishes. Believe me, if you want to look marvelous and mysterious at the same time, go for the dark colors. I bought Revlon Midnight Affair last year, used it once, and totally forgot about it. Please don't ask me why, because I have no idea.
|Revlon Midnight Affair nail polish|
For those who are nail polish lovers, you already know this is an unbelievably good dupe of Chanel Blue Satin. It has all the essence of Blue Satin without the price tag. Without flash, you are looking at a satiny dark navy nail polish. Nice, but not so interesting. However, under bright light, this color came alive. There are tiny specks of shimmers suspended in the juice and only bright light like sunlight can bring them out. You don't believe me? Take a look at this:
|Midnight Affair with flash|
|Same hand, same nail polish, without flash|
See the difference?
|A closer look at the nails|
This nail polish goes very smooth and the color is very intense. It is dark to almost black but when you go outside, it looks more navy. I only needed one coat on my fingers and used a base coat and two top coats to preserve it. I do type a lot but did not see any chipping during the one week I wore it. The Revlon nail polish brush is easy to apply and doesn't leave any streaks at all. Overall, this is a decent nail polish and you definitely save a lot of money by buying it instead of Chanel, unless you want the intertwine C logo, of course.
Would I buy it again? I have no idea since I've never finished a bottle of nail polish before.
Will I recommend it? You betcha!
Price: $4 USD, available in drugstores and mass market stores.
Disclosure: I bought this product myself.