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 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
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  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

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

  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.


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

    Water Painted Dreams

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

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

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


  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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Dawn x

  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


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