Yet again, today, I have quite a short post for you, because I've been swamped with work... so let's get to it! First off, I'd like to show you the final mani, which is a nice, simple one; I revisited accent nails! Lookie lookie:
|Squeeeeeeeeeeeee amazingness (oops poor jumper)!!!|
|Shiny, shiny holo shiny glitter goodness!|
As you can see, I was in a sunny kind of mood when I did this mani (what a contrast with last week's mani weather!)! I felt like doing something bold and bright, and so I dug out some (Rimmel) Sunshine for my nails :-) The accent nails are one coat of KBShimmer We Three Blings, which is one of my favourite topcoats of ALL TIME *cue Kanye impersonation* - it really needs no introduction :-)
Finally, let me show you some swatches of the base colour, one of my oldest ever untrieds, Rimmel Sunshine:
|You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...|
|... you make me haaaaaaaappy, when skies are grey!|
This polish had been sat in my drawer for a loooooong time before I finally used it! You have seen it used in art once or twice before (here and here), but this is the first time I've used it for a full mani. I have to say, despite my initial misgivings about yellow nails (smokers' fingers?), I actually loved this. It's bright and fun, and really does look like bottled sunshine, complete with a crazy subtle-shimmer that I couldn't capture in any photos!
However, the application was a PITA; this polish is what you'd classify as a jelly, and I tend to avoid buying these simply because they are hard work to apply smoothly (unless you're a super-duper professional manicurist!) and take a gazillion coats to build to opacity (yes, three is a gazillion). All this being said, the painful application was totally worth it in the end! I've been told that Barry M Lemon Ice Cream is a pretty good dupe for Rimmel Sunshine, but I can't confirm or deny this since I don't own it. Apparently it's also a creme, so I'm tempted to find it sometime and give it a whirl - I definitely see yellow nails in my future!
What do you think of my sunshine mani? Do you like wearing yellows or do you also avoid them like I used to? Holla back!
'Til next time, curlettes! :-)
- Skye x