This week’s GOT Polish challenge theme is neon. I thought I would love this theme, but then as I was going through my nail polish I realized I don’t really have that many true neons in my collection. The first one I chose only looked neon in the bottle, not on the nail, so I had to find time to do another mani, and this one hasn’t worked out too well, either. 😥
I used Neener Neener Nails Shades Needed! for this theme, since it is a very bright yellow jelly base with various sizes of iridescent glitter in it. I used this once before when I first got it a little over a year ago, and at the time I couldn’t decide if I hated it or if I really hated it. 😀 But I decided to keep it and give it another try, and I’m definitely convinced now that it is not for me. The jelly base of this one has a tendency to be very gloopy, and the glitter just adds to the mess factor of the look. I used three coats because the base is so sheer, but there is definitely still a VNL. I don’t want to be overly critical, so I’ll suffice it to say that this one is just not my cup of tea. And I mean it this time. 😛
So…what do you think? I do love bright colors, but the texture of this one is just not for me. Into the “give it away” pile it goes!
I purchased Shades Needed! from the Neener Neener Nails Etsy shop for $5.50. I can’t tell if this brand is still around, honestly. The Etsy shop doesn’t seem to exist anymore, at least.
This week’s theme for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge (details about the challenge can be found in my original blog post about it) is yellow/peach! I don’t have many yellow polishes, and most of the ones I do have aren’t really that old, but I did find one in my collection that I purchased almost exactly one year ago. And she’s a beauty! This week’s challenge will feature Scofflaw Nail Varnish in Insert Lemon Pun Here.
Insert Lemon Pun Here has a bright, shimmery yellow base. In that base are medium-sized green hex glitter as well as small green, orange, and gold glitter. The combination is gorgeous and so eye-catching. This was the first Scofflaw Nail Varnish I ever purchased, and I remember that it was one of the only colors still available in their online shop when I was looking, but I’m not sure why. It is such a beautiful and unique polish!
The application for this one was easy peasy. It dried quickly between coats, and the glitter was evenly distributed in the polish as it applied. I used 3 medium coats for the photos over a glitter base. I also used my regular top coat for the photos.
Don’t you just love this polish?! I really couldn’t get enough of it. I got so many compliments on it while I was wearing it, too. I tend not to buy yellow polishes because I assume they won’t work well with my very pink coloring, but every time I wear one I love it. I’m going to have to rethink my attitude toward yellow. It’s been so good to me. 🙂
I purchased this polish from the Scofflaw Nail Varnish Etsy shop for $8.50. They have since moved to a new online shop.
I started today with a simple mani using Julep’s Catrina from this month’s Cityscape Collection. Catrina is a bright yellow creme polish that Julep describes as ‘marigold,’ which is an accurate description of this yellow. I don’t often like yellow nail polishes on me, but I really like this one! It was a bit streaky when applied, and it took 3 coats before I thought it looked mostly even. It dried rather quickly, though, so it wasn’t so time-consuming to apply 3 coats of this polish. I used base coat for the photo, but no top coat.
I quite like how this turned out, don’t you? 🙂 Later in the day I added some accent nails to this manicure using a multi-colored shard glitter from Forever 21’s beauty line, Love and Beauty. I wish I could tell you a name for this polish, but they have this terrible habit of calling many of their polishes the same thing. I think the label calls it ‘multi-glitter,’ but I know I have at least one other polish from their line with exactly the same ‘name’ on the label. I don’t really recommend purchasing Love and Beauty polishes unless you see one that is super unique or that you just can’t live without. I’ve bought a few and they tend to dry out extremely quickly. Although this one didn’t suffer that fate, it did take a long time to dry (which is also annoying, am I right?).
Do you like this type of glitter? I always call it ‘trashy glitter’ in my head because it looks to me like someone put the glitter factory’s trash in some nail polish and sold it. 🙂
I purchased Catrina as part of the Julep Maven subscription program for $19.99 for a set of 3 nail polishes. I purchased the glitter polish from Forever 21 for around $2.80.