Sunday, August 26, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 3 - Yellow (& 'Glequins')

Hi all!

Today the challenge was yellow nails and, I have to be honest, it's another color I haven't really warmed up to yet. I can enjoy certain yellows but, a whole mani of just yellow nails is too much for me even though I've been told it looks good with my skin tone.

For today's look, I did two coats of a Mattese Elite polish named Almost Famous and it was a streak fest. The thickness of the formula was awesome, I barely did any clean up, but the color was SO streaky! I had to cover it up with something and, since I've been craving holos, so 2 coats of Hits Hefesto went on top.

I love this look! The silvery tint from Hefesto dulled down the 'in your faceness' of the yellow and made it look soo good. I still needed something else though....Enter KKCenterHK store. A while ago, they sent me some loose glitter for review and I've been thinking of color pairings for it ever since. When I saw the little tub next to my nails I decided it was time :D

I did a couple of different and haphazard looks just to show you some of the ways you can use these. If you're not familiar with Sammy from The Nailasaurus, she's been doing looks like this with what she's now called 'glequins'. Her glequins appear to be larger so they work better for covering your entire nail, I would save these for smaller accents, like my 'Hurricane Nails'. The little tub is HUGE so these will last you forever. I don't know if they would be solvent-resistant to franken with though, so take that into consideration.

If you're interested, you can find these glitters HERE under 'Nail Art Glitters'. These are 1.0mm in size and they do offer VERY cheap shipping, though it may take a while to get to your hands due to the distance. Also, they offered a special coupon for my readers! When you check out, just enter the code 'hookedonpolish' for 10% off your order, good until Jan 31, 2013!

As always, stop by the other blogs participating in the challenge!
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Gini at Sassy Paints 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
Hope you enjoyed today's look and have a good weekend! (Or what's left of it :\)  


  1. Oooh I love the combo of the yellow with those blue glitters!

  2. love this! i love the addition of the glequins!

  3. LOVE!!!!!!!! I need to get some of these!!!!

    I'm not a yellow fan either. I'm glad we're getting to the colors I really like soon!

  4. I like how your yellow much better, you did a great job spicing the mani up!!

  5. JEALOUS!!!! I need to get some glequins in my life! This is a great combo!

  6. I seriously admire your patience! And that yellow is looovely.

  7. Such a great combo, with the yellow and blue. Love it to pieces. And the yellow looks almost sugar-coated before dropping on the glequins. Gorgeously creative. And the pix are top notch! :) Love it!

  8. That looks really nice, sucks about the formula though..

  9. So cool. I love the triangle finger


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I really cherish each and every piece of feedback I might get.

Blogging tips