When I heard about this dupe for Lippmann's Glitter in the Air, I searched high and low. I searched in two states and in MANY stores. Finally last night, my searching was rewarded. One for me, one for a friend.
So what we have here is blue and pink hex glitter, plus smaller glitter that I think is round - those seem to just be silver - plus tiny blue glitter. All of this is suspended in a sheer light blue jelly base. The glitter is fairly sparse, though as I understand it, not as sparse as it is in Glitter in the Air. The first thing I needed to do was find suitable underwear, since I abhor visible nail line. I tried it over Misa Touch the Rainbow, which actually would have worked ok, but I found a better match in Barry M Blue Moon, since it has the same milky sort of formula that Whimsical does. This is Blue Moon as a full mani.
I used one coat of Blue Moon and three coats of Whimsical. It was actually opaque at two coats, but I wanted a little more glitter, so I went with three coats.
Whimsical pulls slightly more grey on than I expected it to, but that's ok! I love this so much more than I thought I would.
The drying time was pretty average considering that this is four coats. It was a little on the long side, but nothing horrible. I've had issues with Revlons refusing to dry on me before, so I was worried about that. It dried just fine though. =)
It's really just kind of perfect. Light and fresh looking, so delicate.
I also have to say that I think Whimsical is such a great name for this polish. I dare say that I like it even better than I like the name Glitter in the Air. And besides it being such a perfect name, it also makes me smile every time I think of it because I'm a huge Big Bang Theory fan. And to quote Dr. Sheldon Cooper, "What's life without whimsy?"
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