Saturday, 29 June 2013

ABC Challenge: Y is for Yellows and YRNails

I can't quite believe that it's nearly the end of the ABC Challenge already! I know I joined at the half way mark but it still seems to have flown by so quickly! Luckily we're already planning our next challenge as a group, woohoo!

So this week is Y and like a lot of people I reached for the yellows-although I don't actually have any polishes that start with 'Y' to use! This is a couple of lovely Revlons-Electric (the darker-3 coats on its own) and Sunshine Sparkle (the paler-2 coats over a coat of Barry M-Matt White). I also added in a lovely water decal by YRNails to get another Y in there, and because it's been a while since I used them. I've only done so twice before-once fairly successfully and once disastrously! I was hoping that this time it would go well, and thankfully it did!



I chose these delicate little bird cage decals to go with my lovely shimmery yellow and I really love them! I also added some La Femme Beauty glitter to my other nails-sadly it doesn't have a name or even a number but it's a mix of small purple and even smaller black glitters with gold and turquoise hexes and it's really pretty-I think it looks fab over Electric (my new favourite yellow polish-it's so bright and has a touch of shimmer to it too!)
For such a relatively simple mani, I'm really enjoying this look. I also really can't believe we've only got one week left in this challenge-boo! If you want to join in our next one then I will let you know the nitty gritty next week in my Z post. The ladies involved are all really wonderful and I'm so looking forward to taking on another challenge with them all. As ever, don't forget to check out all their fabulous 'Y' manis in the Inlinkz below.

~Nail Art Novice~


13 comments:

  1. Really nice yellow manicure! :)

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  2. I'm so glad your Y went better than mine did. I like the colors, and really love that you used a lighter yellow for the bird cage. Very delicate. And you can never go wrong with glitter :)

    I can't wait for the next challenge either!

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    1. I think I just got lucky with my yellows-Electric has a really fab formula for a yellow polish! Thanks =)

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  3. Great mani! I love both those shades of yellow. I've never used water decals, are they hard to apply?

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    1. Thank you =)
      Decals are a little bit fiddly-I was expecting them to be sticky and just sort of stick to my nails but they're not-they slide about all over the place until they're completely dry. I find these partial ones MUCH easier to apply than the full ones though-I had a total disaster when I tried them for the first time! (Here's the link if you want to laugh-http://nailartnovice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/try-something-tuesday-full-nail-water.html)
      I think they're well worth trying though because they can give you some really pretty results that it would be hard to replicate as nail art. If you're interested, the site I got mine from (http://www.yrnails.com/) does international shipping for the same price as UK shipping and they have literally HUNDREDS of awesome designs!

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  4. What a super cute water decal!! And two very nice yellows!

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    1. Thanks! I love those little birdies =)

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  5. I love the bird cage! It goes perfectly with the yellow!

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  6. Oh my! That Revlon Electric is amazing! Not one I've seen down here, unfortunately!
    Your mani turned out stunning. Look at those birds and the glitter :)

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