Review: Revlon Gel Envy Nail Polish *

Colours, colours, colours! It's no secret that I love a fresh manicure, and I love shiny, and this particular nail polish range combines both of them together! Revlon recently came out with their Gel Envy range, which is meant to give you all the shine of a gel manicure without the lamp or fuss. 

I was lucky enough to be picked as part of the trial team on Beauty Heaven and while I was hoping for a colour I'd wear, I wasn't expecting ALL of the colours from the range! 

So how does this work, exactly? The colour coat is meant to be both a base and a colour coat, which means that you don't need to have a base coat for it at all. You then seal it all in with their Diamond Top Coat, and presto!

What are their colours, you ask? Scroll on down and feast your eyes on these little beauties!

All Or Nothing; Beginner's Luck, Cardshark; Lady Luck; Hot Hand

Pocket Aces; Jackpot; Casino Lights; In The Money; High Stakes

Dealer's Choice; All In; Full House; Sky's The Limit; Royal Flush

Up The Ante; Winning Streak; Showtime; Wild Card; High Roller

Hold 'Em; Ace Of Spades; Sure Thing; Blackjack; Double Down

Checkmate; Queen Of Hearts; Joker's Wild; Roulette Rush; Long Shot

As you might have noticed it by now, the names all have a bit of a gambling theme, and are called really cute things, like,"Queen of Hearts" or "All In". There is a total of 30 colours, and they range from metallic to shimmery to just plain old shiny and gorgeous.

So what's the verdict? I love the shine, and I love the lack of fuss, but sadly, I found this to chip easily on me, not having the wear time I would have liked. On the upside, these dry really quickly, between 3 to 5 minutes and there isn't the need for a base coat, it's really quite straightforward. The brushes are also a little odd, in that it's a bit of a double brush, so it picks up a lot of product in one go. 

I don't mind the chipping much as I always have to take the colour off before heading back to work, so it's not a big deal for me, but I can see how this might not be the best for someone else. That said, keep in mind that every product is different with each individual. 

A couple of tips - I highly suggest buffing your nails prior to using this to make removal much easier. That said, it might actually be the easiest nail polish to remove - ever! Also, make sure that you really scrape the sides of the bottle first to prevent too much polish from being picked up.

These babies retail for $16.95 for a bottle of 11.7ml of product, but Target is currently running a 2 for $20 deal, so if you're interested, run, don't walk! 

Are you interested in trying this range? What's your favourite colour out of the 30?

*These products were kindly provided for my consideration by Beauty Heaven


  1. omg arn't you so lucky leah to have all of these,,,

    I was looking for these yesterday at priceline but could not find them maybe I was looking at the wrong place,,,I will try at traget sometimes next week,,,I like the shades absolutely gorgeous colours,,,

    Varinder Makeupmeandyoyo

    1. I found them in priceline on a separate stand across the store from the main Revlon stand.

      ~Annie V. from

    2. They are really pretty! Some people who reviewed it online said that it lasted for ages on them, just not on me.

  2. Although I love the color range (I bought 'dealers choice') and the drying time, I'm not impressed with this polish. I find that it started chipping sooner than regular polish and that the gloss diminishes greatly in a couple of days. I also dislike the brush.

    ~ Annie V. from

    1. I'm glad it's not just me! I felt a little bad writing that, but I had to be honest!

  3. Woah!!! very lucky indeed! My friend recently purchased quite a few nail products from their new range, like you she loved the shine. The chipping would driving me a little crazy. I found that the FOA dark side polishes to stay put quite well, I've worn it for a week now with 2 small chips.

    1. The shine is just gorgeous! The lack of longevity is a little disappointing, but I love how well it comes off the nails!


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