Posts Tagged ‘Yellow’

Simple Easter Manicure with IsaDora

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I was away celebrating Easter, which meant I had to prepare my Easter manicure a few days in advance. I didn’t have time to do anything fancy this year, so this is just another duo colored manicure. But that can be fun too, right? This is IsaDora Bella Vita, a bluish light purple, and IsaDora Mellow Yellow which I’ve shown you before. I think I applied three coats of each, and I blame the shrinkage and other stuff on my old goopy Seche Vite!

I had no sun so the pictures look a little dull:



Bella Vita has a tiny shimmer in it that is almost invisible on the nail, you have to get really close to see it. Mellow Yellow is definitely more shimmery, and I love this pale yellow shade!

Bella Vita was a nice match to one of the purple shades of the dress I was wearing:


I bought it from bonprix in case anyone’s interested.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter, I have yet to catch up with the latest blog posts out there.

China Glaze – Beach Cruise-r & Sun-Kissed

Monday, August 13th, 2012

To be able to try as much neons as possible before I’m back to work I chose to use two of the Summer Neons polishes in one manicure, the purple/fuchsia Beach Cruise-r and the highlighter yellow Sun-Kissed. Sun-Kissed ended up with for coats on most nails, and Beach Cruise-r was two coats. I wasn’t really thinking about the thicker formula when I started applying it so it did pool a little here and there, but it looked OK in the end, except some VNL with Beach Cruise-r. It didn’t dry very fast, but I used Seche Vite and took it easy for about an hour before bed, and it did survive the night.

First photo with a bit of sun:

I couldn’t quite get the color to show up right for Beach Cruise-r, it’s slightly more purple than what it looks like here.


Next one is taken when it was cloudy:

And the last one with flash, where you can see more of the shimmer in Beach Cruise-r:

They’re both wonderful colors, Sun-Kissed is really a bright neon yellow with beautiful shimmer. Beach Cruise-r is a bit more shy, I would almost call it a work safe color even, as it’s not that super bright (but still beautiful!).

My Easter Manicure with MIYO

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I had big plans for my nails yesterday, but as usual time ran out and all I had was two coats of polish that didn’t give full coverage. So today I fixed it up a bit so I can show it to you.

I’ve tried some creme polishes from the new brand MIYO, the pink Cocktail that you’ve probably seen on other blogs a while ago, and the yellow Sunny. I ended up with four coats of each to make it even and then a coat of Seche Vite. The formula is pretty nice on these, and they dry pretty fast. But to be honest I generally suck at applying creme polishes, that’s one of the reasons I usually stick to shimmery ones. If you’re better than me you can probably get away with two-three coats.

The photos are taken in cloudy weather:

Cocktail is a beautiful and soft bubblegum pink.

Sunny is a nice yellow polish, it’s not so warm so that it leans to orange, it’s just plain yellow. It’s actually my second yellow creme ever, the first one being a 15 year old dried up thing from some cheap brand that I don’t remember at the moment.

So, to make this more Easter like I took my dotting tools for a spin, and ended up with this creation:

Now, what’s that I’m holding?

That rooster looks mighty scared.. =)

I’ve used the following polishes for the design:

White – China Glaze Snow
Turquoise – China Glaze Aquadelic
Orange – Viva La Diva 115
Black – NYX Ink Nail art

I should probably have used white on all the eyes and not just the thumb, but I guess they look okay that way as well.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter!

China Glaze – Sunshine Pop

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

I was thinking of saving Sunshine Pop for Easter, but I tried it on quickly last weekend since Cactus wanted to see it. I started off with three coats, but then I made a dent on my long finger nail while photographing, so I added another coat but then it got a bit messy.. =) The finish seems to be a shimmer that leans a bit towards frost, so you can get some visible brush strokes if you’re not careful with it. But it was still pretty easy to work with for being a yellow polish, even though the formula is a little thick.

This is taken indoors in natural light:

The next photo is taken with flash:

It’s a fun and bright yellow color (that does not complement my skin tone at all..), and if you just take your time with it and don’t do a sloppy job like mine I think it can look pretty good. But I have to warn you, it will stain your nails with an awful nicotine shade, so I recommend using a base coat with this one.

Yellow Fairy Dust

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

This is what my Easter nails ended up like in the end, I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust on top of Isadora Mellow Yellow for some extra bling.

Direct sunlight.

Some shade, you can see more of the colors in the glitter here.

And here’s a closeup of Fairy Dust in the bottle:

I’m really glad I finally got this polish, it’s perfect whenever you want some more action on your nails!

Isadora Mellow Yellow, And Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This is just a real quick post before I’m off to catch the train to where I’ll be spending Easter.  This holiday is one of the few occasions where I consider wearing yellow nails. So this year it’s Isadora’s Mellow Yellow, a light shimmery yellow. I still hate the wide brush, but I really like the color. This is three layers plus Seche Vite. It does not compliment my skin tone at all, but I don’t care!

In sunlight.

Kitty ear!

Click for bigger size.

Happy Easter everyone!