Monday, August 27, 2012

Favorite Yellow Nail Polish - NARS Amchoor!

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NARS Amchoor from the Thakoon Collection

I thought we needed a little break from the serious sunscreen discussion, so let's talk about something a bit more fun: yellow nail polish! ;-) 

Sunny yellow is one of my favorite nail polish colors, but it is so difficult to find a good yellow polish. Most of them look very streaky and uneven when applied and become thick and goopy. I don't know why yellow is so hard to formulate, but I've had these problems with Sally Hansen, OPI, China Glaze, and Zoya, among others. I've looked for yellows from other brands, but never found a shade I liked - the yellow must be bright and cheerful, but not neon or too gold.

Finally, after three years of searching for a yellow nail polish I found the perfect one - NARS Amchoor from the summer Thakoon Collection. I usually do not purchase NARS products due to the raunchy and inappropriate names of many of the products, but I made an exception in this case since I've been looking for a yellow polish for so long.


How it looks in the shade

This polish still requires three coats to look opaque and non-streaky, but it dries pretty quickly and does not get goopy and thick like so many do. The formula is also not too runny, so it's easy to apply neatly. Using Gelous as a base coat and top coat, I can get 5 days out of this polish without significant chips! (Chips are not obvious on yellow, either, so it is easier to wear it longer). Overall I'm extremely pleased with this polish!

Unfortunately it is expensive - $18. It is the most I have ever paid for a polish, but in this case it was worth it since I have been searching for a yellow polish for years.

NARS' polishes are all "3 free" - dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toulene and formaldehyde free. I only use and promote polishes that are free of these toxins.

Since this polish is part of the summer collection, you better hurry and get it before it's gone and replaced with the fall polish collection. It is currently available on the NARS and Nordstrom website, and I saw it in Sephora a few weeks ago.


Do you have a favorite yellow polish? I'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments below! :-)



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