Nail Swatches

Hey Beauties,

How is this lovely Friday treating you all? I hope you are all having a great day. Anything exciting planned for the weekend?

I wanted to show you all 2 recent nail colors that I have purchased at my local Duane Reade store.

Here are the swatches:

Wet n' Wild, Wild shine nail color in Sunny Side Up

This is a gorgeous cream medium orange that is perfect for summer. I love how this color looks but I don't think I am too fond of how it looks on my hands. But I am going to be sporting this gorgeous orange on my toes for sure. This would make a great pedicure color :) In the swatch I applied two coats and application was so delightful. No streaks, air bubbles, it! For $1.00, this nail polish is a great buy and everybody needs a creamy orange in their nail polish stash, no?

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Mellow Yellow

Ok dolls, I have been on a hunt for the perfect yellow nail polish as I realized that I did not have any kind of yellow in my nail polish stash. I saw this color and I fell in love! I immediately thought-PERFECT SUMMER MANI! This is the deal. The color is gorgeous...but the application process, not so much. I don't know if it is just me or what, but applying this polish was a mission. I tried to apply it every way possible but I felt the formula was too thick, it took forever to dry, and if you don't have your nail polish application game plan on point, then it is super easy to messily apply this polish. As you can see on my ring finger in the pic-gloopy mess. In the picture above, I applied 3 coats of the polish.
The soft pastel, yellow cream is gorgeous. But application process was a pain. I find this weird because I purchased the shade wet cement from Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear nail polish and that one applied beautifully. What went wrong with Mellow Yellow? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for stopping by lovelies :) I hope you all enjoyed!


  1. Girl I was about to pick that Orange up yesterday....and now that I see it on you I'm really gonna get it.
    It gos well with your skin tone. =-)

  2. Those look nice. I just did a yellow mani today with Orly "Lemonade" and I love it.

  3. i really like both colors. glad to see that the yellow painted on so well. some of them, you have to put like 6 coats on in order for it to really look flawless.

  4. @ Mzc1ark24- Thanks hun! I really like the orange polish too :)

    @ Susies1955- Thanks so much! I love all of your nail of the day posts :) You are very creative hun :)

    @ edk.dolce- Thank you :) Yes, I agree the yellow did show up well and opaque, but application was frustrating...well, at least for me LOL!

  5. Thanks a bunch Alina. :)

  6. I have the exact same nail polish and my trick is to apple several very thin layers of the yellow.

  7. I have the exact same nail polish and my trick to getting it really nice is to apple several very thin coats.