I spotted this scented polish at Forever 21 clothing store and I just couldn’t resist! I’ve always wondered how smelly these polishes really are! I assumed they’d be disappointing for some reason… so I went for the glitziest color on the display. If it doesn’t smell good- well at least it looks good, right? I decided on Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Scented Nail Polish in Raspberry.
My first instinct was to open the bottle and take a big whiff. 😀 Uhhh… so where’s the yummy raspberry scent? Instead it smelled like chemicals and alcohol (well, I guess for some people that might smell good. LOL)! As it turns out, the raspberry aroma doesn’t pop up until the polish is drying. I applied one coat and within a minute or so I could smell the fake fruity smell. I immediately recognized it and it didn’t take long for me to make the connection. This polish smells just like the magenta Mr. Sketch scented markers from the 80’s! Ahhhh… I feel like a kid again! 😀
I like the surprise retro scent of this polish… but the formula is just plain weird! It forms a thin and rubbery layer over your nail that’s very susceptible to bumps and gouges. I lightly banged my hands a couple times and it really messed up my paint job! It took forever to dry and then I had to go for a third coat to fix the dents and cover some bald spots. With three coats there’s no way that the polish would set before bedtime. So to cut down on dry-time I had to go over it with a topcoat of Seche Vite. I figured the clear coat would totally mask the scent… but surprisingly, I can still smell the Mr. Sketch markers a little bit! Yippee. I can’t wait to sniff my nails all day at work.
<Warning! Felines do not like this scent.>
12 thoughts on “Scented Nail Polish Review”
That is great. Pretty color. 🙂
Thanks Nailinator! I love your blog name and have been checking out your manis in the spring challenge!
Thanks! I came up with the name when my son was really into Phineas and Ferb a few months ago. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is always coming up with crazy machines with -inator at the end. I thought “Why not?” 🙂 I have been having fun with the challenge. Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
It seems like scented is a new thing, but I swear I had grape-scented polish over ten years ago! I haven’t bought any of the new ones yet, but I’ll put it on my list. A more promising brand though, I guess! Yours is a pretty color anyway:)
Yeah- I’m sure trends get recycled through the years. I’m waiting for 3d nail polish to hit the market. Slap on some 3d glasses and watch your mani change! That would be so cool.
What a gorgeous color! I can imagine that you are sniffing your nails all day long. 😉
All my nail smelling reminds me of this character from Saturday Night Live (minus the armpit part, of course)— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzMf8scG8M
Whiiiee that’s really something I NEED to try 🙂 Do they have one that sells like chocolate or candy?
I dunno! If they had chocolate I’d probably start a bad habit of nail-biting!
Pretty colour, never heard of a scented polish before! Seems a bit pointless really?
Totally pointless!!! But I spent my hard-earned money on it. Go figure!
Scented, interesting! Nice color.