On Nnenna’s Nails #7: Not-so-Mellow Yellow and Shimmery Magenta

Yellow* Zoya Creamy

This bold yellow color is the second color that I picked during Zoya Nail Polish’s 2012 promotion.  Honestly, I thought it was going to be a much softer, paler yellow, but I definitely like this shade too.  I got several compliments on this color, even from a couple of guys, so I guess it’s a standout color! :)

 Shimmery Magenta* Essie It’s Genius

Last week, I won this pretty Essie polish from Jenmarie’s giveaway- how awesome is that?!  The magenta is lovely on it’s own, but made even prettier but the subtle gold flecks running through it.  This is my first official Essie polish!  I’ve bought it as a gift for other people and I usually choose Essie on the rare occasions that I get my nails professionally done, but hadn’t yet bought a bottle for myself.  I already knew I loved Essie and now that I’ve got my first bottle, it’s going to be tough not to go on an Essie streak… ;)

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  1. Marina wrote:

    Loving the neon yellow nails…so cute.

    PS. Thank you for your comment on my blog doll and would love to follow each other if you like. Hope to hear from you soon.

    <3 Marina

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  2. Imogen wrote:

    Gorgeous! I especially love the magenta because it is sparkly.

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  3. Courtney wrote:

    I seriously love that yellow color – it’s so unexpected and fun.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. I’m loving that yellow on you! I have a yellow polish but it makes me look like I have a weird nail problem … not as cute as yours look :)


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  5. that yellow polish is perfect for summer days at the beach!

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  6. I love the look of yellow nails, but the shimmery magenta is definitely my favorite. There’s just something about the pink/red family that I love. If you’ve got to go on an an Essie streak, at least it’s similarly priced to Zoya, unlike Deborah Lippman at $14+/bottle!

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    • Nnenna wrote:

      Truth- when I first started painted my nails, I basically only bought different shades of red/pink!

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  7. Jenmarie wrote:

    Wow! It looks so beautiful on! Thank you for sharing the photo with us. So glad you won :)

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    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you so much Jenmarie for having the giveaway- I was so excited to win it! =)

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  8. Girl, I can’t keep up with all your polish changes!
    How do your nails survive? I always want to try yellow but am too chicken.

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    • Nnenna wrote:

      Haha, my roommate always makes fun of me- he’s like, “You’re painting your nails again?!” My nails survive pretty well- I almost always use a base coat and top coat to protect them and I clip/file/clean up my nails often.

      You should totally try the yellow- even if only for a day! :)

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  9. Rosie wrote:

    Wow, the yellow looks fab!

    Rosie x

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  10. heather wrote:

    I love the yellow nails!!! I like that it’s vibrant and fun. Def. perfect for spring/summer…or to even shake up the winter blues.


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  11. Lyddiegal wrote:

    Oh yes, the yellow is totally an attention grabber!
    I’ve got a number of essie polishes myself, and I like them a lot. I recently got their Good to Go top coat, and it’s amazing, it dries (all) the polish so quickly!

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  12. laura wrote:


    I really love the yellow nails on you! I tried them once, but they just washed me out!

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  13. Claire wrote:

    i’m so obsessed with nail polish! i got a similar magenta from Sally Hansen. i really need a yellow like that one you’re wearing. i recently bought two shatters… turquoise and gold!


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  14. robecca wrote:

    LOVE that colour on you! It’s such a pretty yellow. I am on the hunt for a yellow like that! xx

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  15. Monique wrote:

    these are both awesome colors! i’ve always wanted to try yellow but never have and that magenta…ah so lovely

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