Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Scotch Naturals: Reviews from our Nail Polish Snob

This is our Shopgirl Liz.  Going on her 7th year at Revival, our Visual Coordinator (she cooks up all our gorgeous windows) is a ham, a fantastic stylist, AND our resident nail polish snob.  A fan of the self manicure since her Def Leopard-loving teen years, Liz has high standards- especially when it comes to nail polish.

As soon as the non-toxic, water-based Scotch Naturals arrived at Revival, Liz to gave them a whirl.  Here are 3 of her faves (Liz purchased all 3 which is the highest recommendation of all!) and a few application tips.

1. Canal St. Daisy: "A GREAT coral.  Lovely for summer pop, and especially good for those with fair complexions."

2. Paisley Martini: "Super fun bright pink, like an electric fuschia.  It also matches Fuchsia Flash from Smashbox, my go-to 'night out' lipstick."  (available at Buzz Salon)

3. Caleigh: "Such a nice blue!  Caleigh matches the lighter blue wash of my fave spring jeans."

***P.S. they also match Revival's bestselling high-waisted denim shorts from Dear Creatures!

Since Scotch Naturals are water-based, used Scotch's base coat, 2-3 coats of polish, and finish with a top coat.

Non-toxic downside: "Usually the toxic odor keeps my cats away while the polish is drying, but with these no such luck."

Luckily, Scotch's acetone-free nail polish remover also removes cat hair.

All nail polishes, base coat, & top coat - $15 per
Nail polish remover- $12

Iowa City Fashion Weekend at Revival!

Revival is thrilled to take part in this weekend's Iowa City Fashion Weekend.  This Friday & Saturday, March 9th & 10th, downtown Iowa City will be alive with local style!  Fashion shows, trunk shows, spectacles, refreshments, swag bags (and more).  Don't miss it.  

Scent free, all natural rainbow of colors from Scotch Naturals

Friday 4pm - 8pm: "Revival After Hours"- a fun party time extravaganza featuring:
-Scotch All Natural Nail Polish Bar 
-Champagne & Desserts 
-The vintage sounds of DJ Gordon Gartrell 
-Live performances in our windows by the ladies of Les Dames du Burlesque

Just a few of our faves from the artists of the Local Love Trunk Show!

Saturday 10am-6pm: "Local Love Trunk Show"- a perfect opportunity to shop for graduation & last minute Mother's Day gifts from local artists including:
-refreshments will also be served (more champagne)

And in celebration of Mother's Day on Sunday, 10% of all sales on Friday and Small Business Saturday
will be donated to the March of Dimes

More info about Fashion Weekend:

Fashion Weekend will be a highlight of Downtown retailers that are focused on the art of fashion and the unique local fashion industry while showcasing emerging fashion trends and spring merchandise. This is a celebration of fashion that highlights the unique styles and personalities of downtown Iowa City retailers.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Inspire PR Presents: Spring Style, Revival Style

During the Spring semester, Revival has been pleased to work with the lovely ladies of Inspire Public Relations, the student run PR agency at the University of Iowa.  To showcase some of our favorite Spring looks, Inspire collaborated with popular Iowa City based fashion blog Stylin' Iowan to create this great video.  Take a look!

The warm (-ish) weather is finally here! Inspire PR is thrilled to share with you three fabulous looks to get through the next few brutal weeks of classes. If you’re looking for a finals week study break, stop into Revival to find your fresh new summer look! For some inspiration, watch the video below and help Hannah determine which outfit she should choose for spring.

Look 1: Head to class with class!  We paired skinny jeans with a great Downtown Iowa City graphic tee and a lightweight tribal print blazer from Tulle for a little pizazz.  This cool and casual look is polished off with fab metallic tote, simple Saltwater Sandals, and cute sunnies.  

Look 2: Easy breezy date night!  Our soft and feminine combo is perfect for an Iowa City night out.  We tucked a romantic lace tank into a high waisted full midi skirt (so in this season) and added an accent bow belt and smart tan heels. A few jewels and a great clutch complete this dreamy look.     

Look 3: A floral weekend warrior!  Libby from Stylin' Iowan snagged a bright floral dress with an accent belt to create this fun weekend ensemble.  Mata Trader's Pop Bib wood necklace in teal and simple tan sandals make this perfect for almost any occasion.  A cute bubble umbrella will protect Hannah from any surprise spring showers.  

Which look do you like best?  Click this link to vote now!  Voting ends Tuesday evening.  

Happy Voting!  

A special thanks from Inspire PR & Revival to Steven Bieber for creating this video and Stylin' Iowan for helping out.

Inspire PR Team:
Hannah Walding
Yesenia Darting
Genna Popper
Grace Schlickman
Maggie McClelland