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Have you ever tried to paint your nails yellow? Bright, sunshine yellow? Once upon a time, I saw a nail art tutorial that used yellow, red, and blue to make superhero water-marbled nails. Well, I hunted down those colors, and let me tell you, the results were disastrous. The water marbling smeared, leaving a muddy green behind. I found out a harsh truth about yellow nail polish: it takes a LOT of coats to make yellow nail polish opaque. As I was swatching Color Street Yemen Lemons, I couldn’t stop thinking about this experience, and contrasting the bold, vibrancy of the Color Street nail polish strips.
Color Street Yemen Lemons Overview
Think of sunshine and happiness. Think of brand new school buses. Imagine brightness and joy. That’s what Color Street Yemen Lemons reminds me of. The color is bold. The color is bright. It’s beautiful.
Color Street Yemen Lemons was released at the same time as the Color Street sports collection, and is perfectly paired with the sheer sports overlays. If you’re looking for a bright yellow to go with a team spirit manicure, Yemen Lemons might be just the thing for you.
Color Street Yemen Lemons Swatches
One thing that I have noticed with lighter colors in the Color Street solids collection is that you can see the ridges of my nails. You’ll notice that in the following swatches.
These photos were taken in bright daylight, with only natural light. It’s a pretty straightforward yellow; no orange undertones.
Okay, you may have seen me say in other reviews that I don’t love a matte top coat. It just looks dry to me, and I am fairly particular about moisturizing my nails, and carry at least two kinds of cuticle butter with me in my purse at all times. However, I did like the look of the matte top coat on Yemon Lemons (I know, sit down, that revelation is rather shocking). It mellowed out the brightness of the yellow just a bit, so if you’re looking for a spring or Easter color that isn’t too bright, this might be a good choice for you. See what I mean?
You can get the matte top coat that I used HERE.
Color Street Yemen Lemons Review
I didn’t expect to like Yemen Lemons as much as I did. Yellow is a tricky color to match with skin tones, and I had low expectations for how Yemen Lemons would look with my fair, pink-undertoned skin. It is not a color that I would wear every day, but that is more of a personal style thing than a reflection on the color.
If you’ve ever had trouble putting on Color Street solids, let me give you some pro tips here.
- You don’t NEED special tools to apply solids, but a rubber tipped cuticle pusher will make it way easier. These are cheap, and will help you get a better, smoother manicure.
- If your nails are ridged and sad, it’s ok to start with an additional filler. While Color Street nail polish strips include a base coat, color coat, and top coat, a ridge filler can help. I personally have some crazy ridges in some of my nails, so I try to always use a ridge filler as a base for my Color Street.
Ready to get some Color Street Yemen Lemons in your life? Click HERE to shop from my website. Don’t forget, the nail polish strips are buy 3 get 1 free. Not ready to buy yet? Click HERE to get access to my FREE sample request form.