Saturday, 7 April 2012

Les petits poussins jaunes {nails}

When MUA released their love hearts collection, more than anything else it was their yellow polish which caught my lustful eye. I love  yellow polishes but there is one problem with yellow and pastel polishes in general: It's very difficult somehow to find a good new  one, whether you spend £20 (I am looking at you Chanel Mimosa) or a fiver. Yellow polishes tend to be hard to work with, patchy,  streaky and generally not worth the bother. I have found the yellow polish of my dreams but it is not quite the perfect shade of  yellow for me, and I couldn't wait to try 'You and Me' spelt U & Me from MUA to see if it could pass my fussy expectations.


After a love at first sight for the perfect 'Easter Chick' warm yellow, 'You and Me' didn't start on a good foot. First coat felt like  I was applying nail polish onto some cotton wool on purpose, with the nail polish trying to sit uncomfortably onto the nail bed. It  presented the typical woes I had with a nail polish: you're trying to apply nail polish in some place and while trying to even it out,  you're sheering that part out. At this stage, I asked myself whether it was worth continuing. Second coat was better but still a bit  laborious until the third coat where I finally cracked a smile.



Despite its decidedly budget brush, I really like this polish, and if I had to imagine my perfect shade of yellow, it would be just  that! It is never going to be the dreamy application of 'yellow peril' modelled here by one of my favourite bloggers ever but it is not hell on earth as Accessorize Sunny Days which has secured its firm spot in my top 10 worst  polishes.


If I was in a hurry, and wanted yellow nails, I would definitely choose to apply BeautyUK 'Yellow Peril' but if I had a little more time on my  hands, 'you and me' would be my preferred nail polish as the shade of yellow is just divine.

Despite a love at first sight, and some  disappointing 'first dates' the journey of 'you and me' has been a little bumpy adventure, but definitely one worth sticking with and  one which gave me a happy ending: lovely Easter chick nails, for the even lovelier price of £2.

Any yellow polish you like and would like to recommend?

What: Mua 'Love Hearts' U & Me Nail Polish
How much: £2 in selected superdrug stores and online
Disclosure: nail polish was bought by Myself & I


Powdered Almond said...

Hmmm. I'm on the fence. Gonna have to try it myself I think! It's quite unusual though, I'll give it that. :-) x

missy_ellie_uk said...

This is a perfect Easter colour, it actually is like a little fluffy chick (in a good way!)

And lol at the naked thigh.

Ellie x

CherrySue said...

It's beautiful on though, L, you'd never think you had such trouble. I really like Barry M's Lemon or Avon's new Nailwear Pro+ in Lemon Sugar.

I use a white basecoat if a pastel or neon isn't playing ball. That might help x

Ana said...

For a true yellow - Flormar's 41 Supershine (a yellow one-coater - who woulda thunk!) and Rilken's 585.

If you like metallic yellows (not gold), Babele had the most beautiful one.

(My monitor shows the shade you used like a Chanel June dupe, strange.)

Gemma Meredith said...

I think this looks really lovely! I ahve to say I feel your pain! It's so hard to find a decent yellow

jaljen said...

L'Oreal Yellow Seahorse and Nubar Hot Yellow.

Lydia said...

I love this yellow! Though I haven't seen these in stores near me yet so may not be able to pick it up. And i'm sorry about Sunny Days! xx

Elaine and Rachel said...

I bought this when it first came out and found the application terrible too, I'm still on the fence about the colour though.

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