(The nail swatches in this post are much older than last Friday's Glitter Shine Red. So no, my nails did not magically lengthen over the weekend.)
Yellow there, everybody!
Get it? Yellow... hello? Yeah, I'll stick to being a college student. :P
Anyhow, YL702 is a bright, sunny yellow three-coater.
It applies reasonably well for a yellow polish - the streakiness disappears quite easily once the first coat has dried and the second and third layers are applied. More experienced users will probably even get bottle color in two coats.
Strangely enough, this polish has the exact same color code as another polish from TFS' Nail Pleasure line.
After wearing this psychedelic number all throughout last week (to a good amount of graciously-received compliments, might I add ;D)...
This has got to be the best picture I've ever taken in NPN history so far. I think the lighting is just perfect!
...for this week, I decided to take things down a little with this creamy neutral!
Whoops, forgot to watermark before turning the pic right-side-up!
Neutral colors have usually been difficult to apply in my experience. Not so with two-coater Bisque!
Please excuse the drying skin at the sides of my nails. X_X The weather is getting colder and drier by tropical standards here, and being a sun-loving Southeast Asian unused to lower temperatures, I probably need to hydrate and/or moisturize more!
The formula glides veeeery smoothly - almost like a Skin Food polish - and dries to a highly professional-looking, glossy shine.
I've been singing praises to Skin Food's polishes ever since I started posting about them. Until NOW, that is.
Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT ever buy anything from their Juice Tox line.
#7 looks adorable enough in the bottle,
and sets in with a silky smooth satiny finish that looks more purple under bright light,
BUT IT NEVER COMPLETELY DRIES.
I first tested the infernal polish two weeks ago, Sunday morning. Take note, MORNING. I went about my day, then settled off to sleep. (At night, obviously. :P) I didn't have to go out in public anyway, so I didn't clean up the mani in the shower. The next day, I awake to this mess:
bed sheet marks EVERYWHERE. Ugh.
Yesterday I tried salvaging what I could from this difficult product. Top coats didn't work on it either, so I painted it over a layer of last week's similarly-colored French Kiss. Doing that seems to have fixed the not-drying problem. Here's what it looks like today:
Eh, I guess that's alright. I won't be buying any more Juice Toxes in the future, though.
MAJOR ERROR: You might remember from a while back that I posted another Elianto polish called Khaki Pearl. Well, that color was really Goldish Brown - much more appropriate for it. Since the colors are quite similar, I got the names mixed up!
This two-coater does remind me of khaki,
and it is kind of "pearly" (more of frosty IMO, but whatever floats Elianto's boat),
so maybe that's why they named it Khaki Pearl? Har har, way to state the obvious, Elianto.
RBL's Black Russian is at the top of my list of dream polishes. Red glitter on a blackish burgundy base is such an awesome combination! I'm not too keen on paying a whopping $18.00 plus shipping for just ONE measly bottle of polish though, so the real thing will have to stay a dream (for now LOL).
This is what I wore to a small Halloween gathering last Saturday:
Already pretty close to the original, yes? Wait til you see it with a layer of Elianto's Grape Wine:
So ladies, do we have a dupe or DO WE HAVE A DUPE? :D
If you're not convinced yet, have a look at the swatch of the real thing here.
This "dupery" was made possible with two coats of Orly Goth topped with a layer of Winmax Nail Enamel #11, and of course, finished off with Grape Wine.
There are tons of blogs swatching popular Western brands like OPI, Essie, and China Glaze, but practically no blogs swatching equally good Eastern brands like Elianto, Skinfood, and The Face Shop. This is why The Nail Polish Ninja was created.