Showing posts with label Yellow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yellow. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wet n Wild A Day in Venice

A Day in Venice is a limited edition polish from Wet n Wild's All Access Beauty Collection for Summer 2014.  It's a pretty yellow cream with a bit of "squishiness."  Crelly if you will.

Since it's a crelly, it showed a bit of vnl (visible nail line) even at 3 coats.  Despite this, the application was pretty decent.  I did have a hard time with the brush.  I normally don't have a problem with wide brushes, but the bristles on this one was just all over the place and I ended up having to do more clean up than normal.

This is 4 coats.

wet n wild a day in venice

Wet n Wild A Day in Venice nail polish swatch







Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! / Neon-Nude Gradient

Hey everyone, happy Easter!

This is just a quick post.  My nails aren't really Easter themed, but I've been wanting to do this combo for a while since I saw it on Brackett0701 on instagram.  I used Color Club Nomadic in Nude and Orly Glowstick.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Orly Melodious Utopia

Can I just say that I love yellow polish?  I love it but I have so few in my collection and half of them are neon.  I need more in my life.

So today I decided to wear Melodious Utopia which was apart of Orly's Hope and Freedom Fest Collection for Spring 2013.  It's a lovely squishy pastel yellow with shimmer that shifts subtly from gold to orange to pink.  It's definitely a unique polish.  I don't have anything like it in my collection.

Application on this wasn't horrible like a lot of yellows, but it wasn't anything to write home about.  It's also a bit thick.

This is 3 coats.  I had a hard time capturing the shimmer, but if you enlarge the second picture it's more visible.






Friday, February 7, 2014

OPI Brazil Collection . . . My Picks

As I mentioned in a previous post, a bought a few of OPI's Brazil collection for Spring/Summer 2014.  It seems this is the spring of creme polishes.  Both China Glaze and OPI featured them heavily and I'm loving it!

First up is I Just Can't Cope-acabana.  Yellow!  I love yellow and I don't have enough in my collection.  This one is a bright pastel yellow creme.  I was pleasantly surprised by the application.  It wasn't completely horrendous like most yellows.  The first coat was streaky, but things evened out nicely.

This is 3 coats.  Could have been 2 if I was more careful.




Kiss Me I'm Brazilian is a Barbie pink creme.  Not super unique, but I don't have very many pinks in my collection (compared to other colors), so I picked it up.  No complaints about application.

This is 2 coats.




Amazon...Amazoff.  Typical corny OPI name.  This one is a teal that leans a bit more green.  It has a bluish pearl shimmer running through that you can see if you stare long and hard enough.  It's barely noticeable.  I'm not even sure why its there.  This one had a nice application, but it stained the crap out of my nails.

This is 2 coats.




Live.Love.Carnival.  I have to pour out a little acetone for my bottle because it broke not too long after I swatched it.  My camera had a hard time capturing this and freaked out, but it's a bright coral creme.  Its  not my usual choice in colors, but I really like it.  It did streak a little on the first coat, but it evened out nicely.

This is 2 coats.




Don't Bossa Nova Me Around is a slightly pink nude.  Its kind of like the pinker version of My Vampire is Buff which means I love this!  It had a nice application.  Better than what I remember My Vampire is Buff being like.

This is 2 coats.





And finally we have Where Did Suzi's Man-go?  They just can't resist putting Suzi's name in every collection can they?  Name aside, this is my favorite of all the ones I picked up.  I just can't resist these kinds of oranges.  It's a bright pastel orange.  It did streak a little, but otherwise had a nice application.

This is 2 coats.




Overall, I loved the polishes I bought from this collection.  Which ones do you plan on getting?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Picks from the China Glaze City Flourish Collection

Hey everyone!  Today I have a few of my picks from China Glaze's City Flourish collection for Spring 2014.  Lets get started.

First up is Grass is Lime Greener.  This one is a pastel green creme.  Its pastel but bright at the same time.  I love it!  I don't think I have anything like this in  my collection.  It dries matte like a neon and unfortunately suffers from "streakyness."

This is 3 coats with top coat.




Next is Metro Pollen-tin.  Its a bright pastel yellow-orange creme.  This one applied the worst  out of them all (typical yellow).  It went on streaky and dried matte like a neon.

This is 3 coats with top coat.




Next we have At Vase Value.  This one is a pastel blue creme with hints of green.  It's just slightly greener than your typical baby blue and to be honest, most wouldn't really notice.  Like the others this also dries matte and applied streaky.

This is 3 coats with top coat.





And last, I have Thistle Do Nicely.  This one is definitely neon!  I picked this one up because it was a neon pink that was slightly coral and I thought it could be a dupe for the original Flip Flop Fantasy.  It's close, but more pink.  Like most neons it dries matte.  This one was also a bit streaky but was easier to work with than the previous three.

This is 3 coats with top coat.




Now I have to say that I love colors like these!  They're really bright and almost look like they've mixed neon pigments with white.  A few of them remind me of some swatches I've seen of Lime Crime polishes.  Due to their pastel/neon nature, they don't have the greatest application.  They are streaky and as you can see in my pictures, they don't "level" very well even with top coat.  I'm thinking of picking a few more of these up.

Do you plan on getting anything from this collection?

EDIT:  I posted a review of What a Pansy from the same collection here.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Nail Venturous Floam

Just a quick post.  Today I'm have for you Floam by Nail Venturous.  I used to love the stuff when I was little.  My mom hated it since I got that and Gak all over the walls and carpet one day lol.

Floam has both neon yellow and blue matte glitters.  It looks fabulous layered or on its own.  I'm wearing it alone.  The see through spots aren't as visible in real life.

This is 3 coats.





Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Orly Glowstick

It's been so hot lately.  While the rest of the country seems to be cooling down for fall, LA is just heating up. So in honor of the heat, I bring you Orly Glowstick a super bright neon yellow.  I mean highlighter yellow.  I mean so neon it kinda looks green.

As with most highlighter yellows, you may find it easiest to layer over white.  I however didn't.  Application wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either.

This is 4 coats.





This picture was taken under artificial light.



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jessica Banana Peel

By now, everyone knows I love a good yellow polish, so I had to buy Jessica Banana Peel from their Gelato Mio! summer 2012 collection.  This yellow is pretty unique to my collection.  It's yellow, but has a bit of beige and orange added to the mix.

Application wasn't bad for a yellow, but it is on the thick side and is streaky on the first coat.  It gets better on the 2nd coat, but 3 was needed for me to get a completely opaque look.  Everything levels out after applying top coat.

This is 3 coats.




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cult Nails Feel Me Up

Have I told you guys how much I love yellow nail polish?  I don't have enough of them in my stash.  Even though application is usually terrible and makes me want to rip my hair out, I wear them anyways.

Feel Me Up is a lovely yellow that can border on yellow/orange in certain lights, a little like OPI The "It" Color.  I must say, application wasn't awful.  It's better than most yellows.  It's a bit streaky, but 3 coats takes care of it.

This is 3 coats.




Tuesday, April 3, 2012

China Glaze Sunshine Pop

Sunshine Pop is a gorgeous yellow from China Glaze's ElectroPop spring 2012 collection.  It has a bit of silvery shimmer in it as well.

  I love this yellow.  Actually, I love yellows polish in general.  They don't get enough love because of the craptastic formula they often have, but they're so pretty once on.  Sunshine Pop has a pretty decent formula.  I was prepared to layer on 4 coats trying to smooth it out, but it went on pretty smooth and I didn't want to shoot my self in the middle of applying.

This is 3 coats.


Indirect sunlight:




Artificial light:


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OPI Did It On 'Em

Did It On 'Em is from OPI's Nicki Minaj collection.  It's a bright chartreuse color and a nice mix of green and yellow.  When I first saw it, I thought it would be a dupe for either Fiercely Fiona or Who the Shrek Are You.  Did It On 'Em falls in between those colors.  It actually looks like they mixed together and had a baby.

Application wasn't too bad.  I was expecting the worst with all the yellow tones.

This is 3 coats.






Friday, November 18, 2011

China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Lemon Fizz is from China Glaze's Up and Away collection for Spring 2010.  It's a pretty pale yellow.  Although pale, it's stark (which I love).  It applied pretty nicely, especially for a yellow.  In recent weeks I've seen Lemon Fizz in the clearance section at Sally Beauty since it's been taken out of the main display to make room for other colors.

This is 3 coats.