Wednesday, August 28, 2013

3 Yellow Polishes: Julep Abbie, e.l.f. Sunflower, & Frankenfrosting Neon Smoothie

Summer time calls for bright YELLOW polish, right?!

Before we have to tuck away the brights in favor of dark metallics (who am I kidding? I'll rock neon pink year round and until I am 95 years old!), it is time to show you some happy yellow polishes!

Today I have three bright beauties for you: Julep Abbie, elf Sunflower, and Frankenfrosting Neon Smoothie.  Two mainstreams, one slightly overpriced (ahem, Julep) and one inexpensive polish, plus a fabulous indie - something for everyone!

Let me show you Julep Abbie first.  This swatch comes with a BIG RED WARNING attached.  Julep Abbie stained the *%(#%%(#& out of my nails.  I had a coat of OPI Nail Envy, 2 coats of ridge filler, then two coats of Abbie, and wow.  Ugly, stained, nasty.

First, here is the mani itself.  This is two coats of Abbie plus China Glaze It's A Trap-eze as accents:

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You might be thinking that it's pretty.

You might have popped over to the Julep website.

WELL, DON'T!!

Unless you have yellow stopper - which I'd suggest using 16 coats of, minimum - just don't.

However, let my tortured nails be a lesson for you. I had heard from my nail guru/nail tech/brilliant friend Sam that denture cleaner was the way to go. You need to buff your nails first, then soak in denture cleaner, and this happens, thank goodness:

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Still intense. I don't plan on touching Abbie EVER again, so if you're in the US and you like it, let me know. You can have mine! Next up is a non-staining yellow called Sunflower, by e.l.f. I got this in a beach themed set of 4 polishes for under $6 at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago.

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Sunflower has a slightly metallic finish, which unfortunately means brush strokes do show. This is 2 coats of Sunflower with no topcoat. Sunflower looks totally different in the sunlight! Take a look:

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Last, but not least, here is Neon Smoothie, by Frankenfrosting. Neon Smoothie has a yellow base with neon green, pink, and yellow glitters. Here is two coats of Neon Smoothie over Zoya Pippa, another bright yellow.

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Are you a yellow polish fan? Which is your favorite?

xoxo,
Lacey

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