Sunday, 28 July 2013

Nails: Bright Yellow | Ciate 'Big Yellow Taxi' or Models Own 'Luis Lemon'


Hi! I thought I'd share with you all today two of my top picks for brightly coloured nails: Yellow. A bright yellow isn't the most usual colour to wear on the nails, and there are certain shades of yellow that can be hard to get right, for example, I really struggle to make pastel yellow work for me, but a super bright shade can really make a statement and light up a whole look. The two shades I've picked (Big Yellow Taxi from Ciate and Luis Lemon from Models Own) are very similar and in some lights it can be tricky to tell the difference between them, so I've provided quite a few pictures for you to get the general idea:


Hopefully you can see that Luis Lemon has a lot more of a neon and fluorescent vibe to it, whereas Big Yellow Taxi can simply be described as just bright. There isn't a trace of neon to be found in Big Yellow Taxi but it is still a stand out, perky colour. I personally prefer the Ciate polish, simply for the reason that it is slightly less neon, and therefore more wearable and arguably less garish. There is a time and place when you can pull off super fluorescent yellow finger nails and I'm not sure that day-to-day wear is it ..at least not for me anyway. For evenings out, festivals, holidays and other summer events, however, Models Own Luis Lemon would be my top pick. 

The price point of the two colours varies slightly, with Ciate polishes costing £9.00 /13.5ml (I have a mini pot here which is only 5ml), and Models Own polishes cost just £5.00 /14ml but the quality between the two is very comparable. As with most yellow polishes the consistency can be a little bit sheer and needs to be built up; so I used a nude colour for the base (Barry M Lychee) and then had to apply 3 coats of the colour on top of that to create the final look shown. 

Thanks for reading!
Do you have a preference between these two brights?

Ciate 'Big Yellow Taxi' £9.00 link | Models Own 'Luis Lemon' £5.00 link
Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram | Facebook

Voting is open for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013
Cosmetic Crave has been shortlisted for 'Best New Beauty Blog'

Spare a minute to vote for your favourite blog(s) here:

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/blogs/cosmo-blog-awards-2013/cosmo-blog-awards-2013-shortlist-vote-here

21 comments:

  1. I love yellow nails at the moment! Both colours are gorg but I think I prefer the Ciate, need to get my hands on some :) x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yellow nails are perfect for summer! I also love Ciate nail polishes, although they are a bit pricey :) x

    http://brushofbeauty17.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow you can really seen the brightness of Luis Lemon in these photos haha!
    I've been meaning to pick it up for a while but I always think, "do I really need it?" And after these photos, I think I do.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think Luis Lemon is my favourite out of the two, I love Model's Own.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the look of Model's Own one :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the look of them both, yellow isnt usually a colour i go for but for nails it looks lovely! x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I really like the Luis Lemon- Models Own! I'll have to give that one a go! Thanks for this post!

    xx
    Mere

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love yellow nails! I seriously need to pick up some of the vibrant Models Own colours, especially this one - gorgeous!

    Good post!:-)
    Zofia xo
    (http://littmisspradaxo.blogspot.co.uk)

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Models Own one definitely seems a lot brighter!

    http://hell0imchar.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love Models own `Lemon meringue` which is a pastel shade, but these look amazing! x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk

    CHECK OUT MY GIVEAWAY!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ahh yellow is my favourite colour - definitely need to invest in some polish! Big yellow taxi is gorgeous x

    lamourjosie.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Big Yellow Taxi is perfect! So tempted to get my hands on it! :)

    http://the-beauty-nut.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think I would chose Big Yellow Taxi, even though it costs more! great post and photos x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow they're both so bright! I think I prefer Big Yellow Taxi but love both
    Emma x
    emandthem.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am in love with the Models Own one, it is exactly what I have been looking for!

    Dawn x

    http://mypapernotions.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Omg I have to have this for my holiday I like the models own one way more!. I am in love with Yellow nails, even more so when I have a tan! xx

    ReplyDelete

  17. It's advisable to contact a cab dispatch company that employs advanced dispatch to increase the full time for you really to obtain a taxi. Handicapped solutions are given by many cab businesses throughout airport hours. But, to make sure that an available cab is likely to be readily available for your use, please contact the company of your option for schedules, concerns, charges and other information. Subsequent is a set of contact figures for taxis in nashville.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The Models Own one definitely seems a lot brighter!
    Cab Services

    ReplyDelete

Thank you all so much for visiting Cosmetic Crave, and thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment. I read and appreciate every single comment that is left and I do try my best to reply to comments (I'll admit I'm not the best for keeping on top of this). If you leave a comment with a direct and specific question I will often use Twitter to respond to you so I know you see it.
Thanks!

Minimal Blogger Templates from pipdig