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31 Day Challenge 2014: *03*

Buh-Bye Orange... Helloooooooooo Yellow!

A Venice Day by Wet n Wild

A Venice Day by Wet n Wild

A Venice Day by Wet n Wild

A Venice Day by Wet n Wild

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
6 Coats Wet n Wild A Venice Day
1 Coat Spoiled Champagne Siren (accent)
1 Coat Spoiled I Have No Reception (accent)
2 Coats Spoiled Champagne Siren (accent)
1 Coat Spoiled I Have No Reception (accent)
1 Coat Spoiled Champagne Siren (accent)
1 Coat Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I had three different yellow polishes in mind for this manicure before finally settling on Wet n Wild A Venice Day. And then, a song lyric randomnly popped into my head as they so often do... "You always dress in yellow, when you want to dress in gold..." Yep. Lizzie McGuire y'all. Well, Hilary Duff, and the title of the song is Why Not, as in... Why not add some gold AND glitter at the same time?

I don't remember if I wore A Venice Day prior to today, and if I did, I haven't swatched it until now. It was part of the All Access Beauty Collection that came out this summer. The formula was pretty good, but still a little problematic as yellows tend to be. It definitely took all six coats to achieve the opaque yellow in my photos!

On my accent nails, I layered silver and gold glitter together in an attempt to create a less yellow-gold glitter look. I do this sooooo often for accent nails. Like so often that I should just honestly mix the two together and make it a little easier on myself. :)

My yellow nails turned out even better than I had hoped. I know it's only Day 3... but so far, I'm really enjoying the challenge! What shall I do for the GREEN prompt?!? Come back tomorrow to find out!!!

#31DC2014

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