Thursday, April 1, 2010

Street Wear!

Oh, the 90s were a different time. I was a teenager, grunge was fashionable, and crazy nail polish colors were much harder to find. You whippersnappers don't know how good you have it. In my day, we had pinks, reds, and nudes and we LIKED IT. Not really. They were boring even then.

Sure, there was Hard Candy, but Montgomery, Alabama (where I grew up) wasn't the shopping mecca it is now. Laugh if you will, but Montgomery's come a long way since the 90s, at least as far as shopping goes. And there was no internet... at least not as we know it today. The 90s were like a primitive wasteland. FOR REAL.

But then, at some point in the mid-to-late 90s, Revlon introduced Street Wear nail polish. I LOVED this stuff. I don't even recall what colors I had, and I bit my nails like a madwoman back then, but I loved this stuff anyway. Odd colors! You could buy it at the drugstore! SCORE!

This is all stuff that Claudia from Chromatic Misadventures sent.
From left to right: Taxi, Mmoody (which I'm PRETTY SURE I had as a teenager), Burnt, and Burnt (what?! AGAIN?!)

First up is Taxi, which is a bright (but not anywhere near neon) yellow with shimmer in it. This is, I believe, three coats. This was actually pretty good for a yellow.

This is Mmoody. VERY sheer. I believe this is four or five coats. This would probably look awesome layered over something else, but I was way too lazy for that shiz.

TWO Burnts? What is this fuckery?

SEE? Even the same number on the label!

Burnt the first, a mustard yellow.

And the OTHER Burnt... my favorite of these four! This is like.. olive green? grey? silver? beige? It's very neutral and very duo-chromey. I could never decide what color it was, but I LIKED IT enough to take four pictures.

Looking rather olive-y green.

More green-y.

What is this?! Grey? Slate blue?

Silver and gold? WHAAAA?


  1. In high school I bought Sky Blue 3 times, I loved it so much. This really was an awesome line. It would be cool if Revlon did something like this again. You must be stoked on Burnt, it's really cool.

  2. That's really weird about the 2 Burnts! The 2nd one is really cool, I like it.

  3. I love the swatche!
    The yellow looks really great on you

  4. Revlon was way ahead of the game. I still have about 6 bottles of Street Wear, and they're fabulous.

  5. I love the 2nd "Burnt", very pretty..the first "Burnt"..looks more like baby poop!

    The taxi color, would be great with a black checker board konad. :)

  6. @Jackie S. - I'm so glad I haven't had to deal with baby poop yet, because I would totally rock that color!

  7. I have a Streetwear Moody that is a medium, greyed out blue. I think the darker versions are the earlier ones, and the lighter ones are later versions. I have no idea why they would do that. Why not come up with new names instead?