Ehhhh, I’m gonna go ahead and call this one a fail. I need more practice at making my stripes staight and even. I used Barielle Lemondrops & black Stripe Rite polish. I did sort of a half moon first, then stripes down the rest of the nail.
Posts Tagged ‘yellow’
Posted by manicuremania on December 3, 2009
Posted by manicuremania on November 17, 2009
Posted by manicuremania on October 29, 2009
Here are two very similar polishes that my eye always passes over whenever I’m scanning my collection for a polish I feel like using, because – well, they’re kind of ugly. They’re just so bright and not really me. They’re both very old also – notice the slightly different bottle on the Pure Ice one!
Wild Thing is a yellowy chartreuse that took four streaky, draggy coats. Yuck.
Posted by manicuremania on October 10, 2009
Here’s a fun little Halloween thing I did last night.
Art Deco White, Sally Hansen Sun Kissed, Sally Hansen Infinite Natural, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow (27)
Posted by manicuremania on October 9, 2009
I would like to introduce you to Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow:
Looks like a pretty, shimmery green, no? Probably a bit sheer, but still an interesting color, and you know how I feel about the Xtreme Wear polishes from Sally Hansen! I’ve had Mellow Yellow for…years, I guess? I don’t remember buying it. And really I’m not sure why I ever bought it because I can tell just by looking at the bottle that it will be depressingly sheer.
…And it is, like so:
FIVE coats? That is just too many, especially for a polish that gives you this payout for all that work. I don’t like this at all, it looks dingy and dirty. The light green from the bottle becomes a yellowy color with a faint duochrome on the nail. Gross!
But wait! What’s this?
Well that’s a pretty yellow, what’s it call—
WAIT, HOW CAN THEY GIVE TWO DIFFERENT POLISHES FROM THE SAME LINE THE SAME NAME????
Mellow Yellow 27 is Mellow Yellow 39’s prettier, more modern, sloppier friend. This is much closer to the pale pastel yellow I’ve been searching for, but still not there yet. However, it doesn’t burn my eyes or make me think of school buses, so I like it. Streaky and hard to apply though, as is to be expected from a yellow.
The name thing really does bug me though, how unimaginative is that??? They could have called the green one…Honeydew! Or, heck…Sprite!
Posted by manicuremania on October 6, 2009
I am so excited to finally try marbling!
I used China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le for the base, and Barielle Expressive and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow (#27) for the marbling.
I like it! The purple color didn’t really show up at all though. I noticed while practicing a bit that some polishes (like the Barielles) seem to sort of instantly pretty much dissolve in the water, and others, like the Sally Hansens, stay formed into a little droplet on the surface of the water until I break it up and spread it out. Odd.
Posted by manicuremania on September 17, 2009
So, to continue on the animal print theme, I have made leopard nails, inspired by a ton of bloggers lately:
And surely more, this has been everywhere lately, but these are the ones I can find right now.
I tried out my Art Deco black nail art polish for this one, and it worked OK – I oddly had the same problem as I had with the Konad polish: adding a topcoat made it streak BADLY. I know why the Konad polish does that, but this polish dries pretty quickly! Are you just not able to use topcoats with nail art, or what? Anyway, I stopped adding topcoat after the first two nails so that I could get some pictures.
Finally, I found a use for my semi-ugly China Glaze V polish, which I only got because it was on clearance at Sally’s!
Posted by manicuremania on September 12, 2009
I was finally able to find a yellow in a drugstore! Now that I’ve discovered the joys of online polish shopping I don’t really need a drugstore yellow anymore, but I was excited, so I bought it anyway. Also the Walgreen’s I went to was oddly wiped out of every brand of polish. 1/4 full displays everywhere, it was weird, so the only things that were left were nudes and pinks, really, and so when my eye fell upon the last bottle of yellow…I snatched it up.
The brush was so weird! Because of the flatness of the extender part of the brush (the part that holds the bristles) it sort of gathers polish, and it slowly dripped down while I was polishing. The bristles are also rounded, and wiiiiiiiiiide. Also, even though the brush and arm are so enormously wide, the mouth of the bottle isn’t any wider, so that was a bit awkward.
It did dry pretty quickly. A little too quickly, for me!
It was really expensive for a drugstore polish – $5.29. AND it’s a small bottle cleverly disguised as a larger bottle – .31 fl oz. Normal bottles are generally .5 fl oz. I feel ripped off.
“One-stroke application, one-stroke coverage?” Um, NO. Perhaps if this wasn’t a yellow, but I needed 3 coats.
I’m still looking for my perfect pale yellow. I want a lemony pastel yellow, and I haven’t found one yet. This one leans more to the “schoolbus” side of yellow.
Here’s the swatch from the Sally Hansen site: