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

October 31, 2013

Sation Lemon Pearl


Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The new brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Lemon Pearl is from their limited edition collection, California Gleamin', available now.

Sation Lemon Pearl looks like the middle of a lemon creme cookie. Shown here at 2 coats with a fantastic formula for a yellow polish. It's got a bit of shimmer but reads as a creme on the nail. I love it!
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

October 14, 2013

Sation Abbacadazzle

You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Sation Abbacadazzle is from their limited edition collection, Candylandia. I love their wide brushes!


Sation Abbacadazzle is definitely a unique polish that I think people will wither love or hate! Shown here at three thin coats, it's a super squishy, sunshine yellow jelly polish. Fantastic formula especially for a yellow polish. While this is a great polish & a cool idea, it ended up reminding everyone of egg yolks & looked pretty strange on me. I'm keeping it anyway though! I think it will come in handy someday.
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 21, 2013

Layering With Sation Rich In Opportunities & Rv There Yet

You can see a few more of Sation's new Glitters in this post. Sation bottles are oval with thick glass bottoms. The brushes are great for ladies like me that love wide brushes. You can purchase Sation's Big 3 Free polishes at their website. Polishes from the Glitter collection retails for $7.

Here we have one coat of Sation Rich In Opportunities layered over Sation RV There Yet. Rich In Opportunities is a very unique mix of tiny & medium bar glitter & tiny & medium hexagon glitter, all in gold that flashes green suspended in a yellow tinted base!

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Sation! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 5, 2013

Zoya Darcy

Zoya Darcy is from their Summer 2013 Stunning Collection.

Zoya describes Darcy as a warm sunny yellow creme & I wholeheartedly agree. I don't have another yellow creme quite like it in my stash. Maybe not the most flattering with my skin tone but I'm keeping it anyway!
Zoya's blog recently featured a post about how to apply white & pastel creme polishes. These polishes are notorious for being rather difficult to apply well & I would include any yellow creme in this category. I decided to try the manicurist's advice of starting with a thin layer (not worrying about streaks at all), followed by a medium coat, followed by a final very thin coat to even out any streaks.
I have to say it worked quite well. The first thin coat of Darcy looked like a streaky mess but by the second medium coat, my nails only had a few streaks left. I finished with a very thin coat, just looking for streaks & I had an almost perfect finish. More importantly for me, I didn't have a ton of polish on my nails like I always do when I normally apply difficult cremes. I have a bad tendency to make my polish coats way too thick. I've been working to correct this bad habit & Zoya's suggestions will go a long way towards breaking me of this manicure mistake.
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 31, 2013

Zoya Solange


Zoya Solange is a terrific polish from the Summer 2013 Pixie Dust collection.
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 Here's what Zoya has to say about this collection.

Infused with even more magic and wonder! Because everyone wants more of it... The color experts at Zoya went back to the lab and created six more beautiful, long-wearing textured, matte and sparkle Zoya PixieDust Colors for Summer 2013! The incredible and best-selling formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other.

IMPORTANT PixieDust Application Information - Do not use a base coat or top coat. Apply 1-3 (for full coverage) thin coats of polish. Allow product to dry down completely matte in between layers for full textured effect. The PixieDust textured formula may take up to 10 minutes to dry completely matte. Once dry, the textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery! 

Like all of the Pixie Dusts, I'm totally in love with Zoya Solange. It looks like they used the same exclusive pigment for this one as they did in Zoya Kerry (a new favorite!) Solange is a super cheery yellow gold texture polish with tons of sparkle. It's fantastic & unique & one of the best yellow polishes I've ever laid eyes on. Show here at just two easily applied coats; just be sure to wait several minutes between coats.
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

May 2, 2013

Zoya Kerry


Zoya Kerry is from the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection.

I've never seen a yellow metallic like Zoya Kerry! Shown here at three coats with no top coat. (I rarely use top coat on metallic polishes since they just don't seem to need it) Kerry catches every lit bit of light & reflects it back, making this polish practically glow even in low light. A gorgeous new favorite for sure!!
 
 
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April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

February 12, 2013

Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty

This is three thick coats of Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty. The color is gorgeous & the formula is pretty darn good for a yellow creme. I love the wide brushes in this particular Sally Hansen line too. Overall, Yellow Kitty is a winner!
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April

January 27, 2013

Zoya Piaf

This is two coats of Zoya Piaf from 2013 Lovely Spring Collection. Piaf has an amazing formula, especially  for a yellow polish. An excellent addition to my polish stash that's unlike anything other color I have.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 2, 2012

Julep Alma

Julep describes this one as "a retro dijon yellow crème" & Will says that describes it perfectly! Shown here at two easily applied coats.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Julep! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

September 4, 2012

Lime Crime Crema De Limon

Lime Crime has released their first nail polish collection & they've done quite a good job. The packaging is fabulous, full of purple, glitter & unicorns. I love the bottle shape & the brushes are a bit wider than most which I always prefer. The collection, called Les Desserts d'Antoinette, contains a rainbow of pastel shades & an off white.  The formulas were all a little on the thick side & work much better with thick, as opposed to thin coats. Overall a very good first polish offering! Here's what Lime Crime has to say about their polishes.
7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionary delights from Marie Antoinette's table. Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application. Never tested on animals. 3-Free.
First up we have Lime Crime Crema de Limon. A gorgeous pastel yellow with a great formula for a yellow polish. Shown here at 2 coats. One of the best yellow polishes I've tried & a definite keeper!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Lime Crime! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.




August 5, 2011

Barielle Soul-er Powered

Here we have 3 coats of the lovely Barielle Soul-er Powered from their new Karma Collection. I've never used Barielle polishes before & they graciously sent me a few to try out. Soul-er Powered is a gorgeous warm toned yellow packed with shimmer. Like late summer sun in a bottle!  I wish I had Soul-er Powered back when I did this rising sun manicure; it would have been perfect!
Yellow polishes are notorious for being streaky and hard to work with in general. This one didn't have the usual yellow issues but I did notice that I needed to wait a bit longer than normal between coats. There was a bit of dragging if the previous layer hadn't dried significantly. Other than that the formula was very nicely textured.
This is a quick shot of Soul-er Powered in the shade, where it looks a bit more mustard-y. Gorgeous in all lighting in my opinion! This one is definitely a keeper.

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Barielle! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

July 6, 2011

Born Pretty Sticker Stencils



Born Pretty sent me some of their nail art sticker stencils to try out. These are a fantastic option for someone who has been frustrated by stamping & free hand methods.


You simply peel off one the stencils.


Then place it wherever you want on your already polished nail. You need to wait until your base is mostly dry. The stickers are re-positionable, so no worries if you don't get it quite right at first.


Apply polish to the design. Sticker stencils have a big advantage over stamping because you can use whatever polish you want!


Immediately peel off the stencil, add a layer of top coat and you're all done! Fastest, most foolproof nail art ever!!


At just $4.18 for 10 different designs, this set form Born Pretty is a terrific deal. I've used a similar product from smARTNAILS; they are much more expensive but offer a wider variety and the ability to choose only designs that you really like. Your choice as to which company better suits your needs. Born pretty does offer a ton of nail art options though. You can see other products I've tried from their store here & here.


I used Finger Paints Yellow Bikini for the base & Essie Chinchilly for the design. You can enter to win half of my Bron Pretty Sticker Stencil set in my current giveaway!


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April

Disclosure: I was provided a product sample by Born Pretty. This in no way affects my opinions of the product. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

October 10, 2010

American Apparel Butter

This is 3 coats of American Apparel Butter. My favorite yellow! I think I could have gotten away with just 2 coats if I had used a little thinner. It doesn't have the streaky issues that most yellows polishes suffer from. Gorgeous!
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April

October 3, 2010

Claire's Yellow Brick Road

This is three coats of Claire's Yellow Brick Road. It's a nice shade of yellow, but the finish is chalky and wasn't quite nice even with a topcoat. This one's going into my stash for frankening, not to be worn again.

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April

May 3, 2010

Ulta Sunny Romance of St Tropez


Yikes! Not a fan of this one! Three coats. I tried three layers over white on my pinky but it was still streaky. Does anybody else have this one?