Tuesday, September 3, 2013

#31DC2013 Day 3: Yellow Nails in Lime Crime Crema de Limon

(**Press Samples**)
Happy Tuesday! 

  Today is my nemesis.... Day Three of the #31DC2013, freaking Yellow nails. You know, it's not that I dislike Yellow. I just don't find the color inspiring. Yellow is a hard color for me to wear, if it is not *just* the right shade of Yellow... It can make me look too Red, or too pale and Green. Basically, Yellow is just not my color. I really wanted to try hard and do something cute though.. So, I did some more stamping for today's look, and accented the look with some studs.  
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 I started off with Two effortless coats of Lime Crime nail color in Crema de Limon. Once my base color was dry I stamped using Pueen plate Pueen25 and Milani Fast Dry nail color in Quick Teal. I then top coated my nails with Seche Vite and a light coat of INM Northern Lights and then set my Cult Nails studs into the glittery top coat. After giving my nails a second to set I did a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top to seal in my studs.
 I really like the finished look, but it took me forever to land on this. The original plan was to try and freehand something. But long story short, I suck at freehand... I keep trying out stuff on nail wheels... Just not having any success on my actual nails. 

Lime Crime Crema de Limon
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 Crema de Limon is a really nice shade of pastel Yellow creme. What you see here is Two effortless coats of color and top coat. The formula on this shade is really great! 

 I was trying really hard to get something done with these!!! These awesome nail art brushes from Winstonia are great for detailing and small freehand creations. I so want to improve my freehand skills and I know the only way to do so is by practicing more. I tend to get frustrated, like I used to with stamping... SO! I am practicing a lot and wasting a lot of polish hahah... Some day I will produce something blog-worthy with these awesome brushes. They are the perfect sizes for nail art! 
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 Tomorrow should go better because I love GREEN!!!! I'm off to see about stalking the #31DC2013 hashtag. There are SOOO many awesome looks coming out every day! I could spend hours looking at all the nail art!! 

 To see an inlinkz gathering of many of the bloggers participating in the challenge just keep on reading after the jump! 


  1. Peace, Love, and Polish by BetSeptember 3, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Gorgeous! I love them. I've never tried Lime Crime polish- is it good? Also- how do you put the Inlinkz into your blog? I'd like to share everyone else's designs on my blog!

  2. wow this is gorgeous design. simply superb

  3. These are lovely! I know how you feel about the freehand nail art too; I really want to be able to do the cool designs that others do freehand but I just feel my skills arent up to par.

  4. This manicure is so so pretty :)

  5. Cathy - More Nail PolishSeptember 4, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    I love your stud placement with that stamp. I think yellow nails look great on you.

  6. When i opened your page today, I actually said out loud (in my office) 'Oh my God!'. Because I think you really nailed this one. It's really striking and unique (i.e. not black and yellow!). I agree with you that yellow is super tough. I've worn the Sally Hansen Sugar Crush yellow nail polish and have been criticized by guys; 'what in gods name is that godawful color on your nails?'

  7. Ooh, this one's my fave so far! Looks great! You knocked that yellow day out of the park :D

  8. I love that pastel yellow by Lime creme. Reminds me of Chanel's mimosa. Your swatches are amazing!

  9. I like how this turned out! The studs looks great!


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