Yellow Nails so hot this summer: Chanel Mimosa sets the trend

Revlon Sunshine Sparkle (€9); 17 Fast Finish (€3-4); Avon Sunshine (€9); Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish in Sunshine (€4.53)
These are the four I brought to Xpose and I was wearing the No17

Yellow nails provoke a strong reaction.

"Yuk they look like SICK" proclaimed one family member, while a taxi driver told me I looked like "you've your nails dipped in sunshine so you do".  But that was probably just to butter me up, after it became clear he didn't have a clue where he was going and then couldn't change a fifty when it was proferred to him by said sunshine nailed person.

The  mood turned as black as a cloud then I can tell you as we reached Mexican standoff over the fare.  All thoughts of the sun flew out the window faster than even Jean Byrne could have predicted.



1.Marks and Spencer Essential Colours Nail Colour in Lemon, €3.50
2.Models Own Lemon Sherbet, €7.50
3. Catrice Bye, Bye Birdy, €2.79
4. Gosh Yellow Bombay, €8.50
5. Chanel Le Vernis in Mimosa, €21
6. Yves Saint Laurent La Laque in 138, €24
7. Opi The IT Colour, €12.50
8. Nars Kismet, €18

Anyway, where were we.  Ah yes, yellow nails.  "Massive trend this season" Karen Koster and I agreed though she quickly added  "Mmmm, I don't know" she said "I still think they look a bit ick"

So they're hard to wear - but they are actually a lot of fun.  Chanel Mimosa started the trend (read our review and see it on the nails here), but none of the shades we've pictured here are actual dupes: none of them are exact copies of the shade.  The closest you're going to get I think is by mixing two in the top picture: the Revlon with the Rimmel.  Or the Gosh with the Catrice?  Whichever you choose you're going to have to plan to be at it for a while: yellow nails take at least three coats - sometimes four.  The consistency of the colours is really thin for some reason and your nails will be a streaky mess unless you lash on the polish.

So what do you think?  Will you be going yellow or are you giving it a big thumbs down?

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