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fredag den 3. oktober 2014

Essie Barbuda Banana swatches - vintage

Essie Barbuda Banana is a vintage and hard to find pastel yellow, I was lucky to get it from a blog sale. It is from 2004 or older, do you know?
I see that other bloggers think it’s a nightmare to apply, especially if you apply thin coats. I guess my coats aren’t thin when I apply nail polish, and that might be the reason why my many, many, many pastel yellows behave well, and my bottle of Barbuda Banana was a bit sheer – but very well behaved.
Unless you have severe ridges like I have 3 coats are enough, but to eliminate ridges shining through when I use the flash I applied 4 coats, no top coat. I found the formula easy to work with, and the self-leveling ability was good.
The shimmer is not noticeable in person, but on the one-nail close-up, you see it! 
Do you own Essie Barbuda Banana - and what do you think of it?
I'm looking for another older pastel yellow: Maybelline Banana Puddin'  (Wet Shine line) - please contact me if you can help me!!

18 kommentarer:

  1. The banana looks delicious ;) A real banana shade. 4 coats are quite a lot, I guess I'd have to use 4 too.

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    1. It does, doesn't it :)
      For normal use I think 3 would be enough!

      Slet
  2. Well Maria, frankly speaking I don't really own any pastel yellows ;o).

    Kind regards,
    Elena

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  3. So perfectly you, this shade ^^

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  4. It is very pretty. I have found that yellow polishes go on much better if I apply thicker coats.

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  5. I do not have this one; it sure is pretty.

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  6. It's a nice yellow and looks great on you! :-) Glad to hear it behaved itself ;-)

    With polishes like that I tend to use thicker coats as well. Sometimes starting off with a thinner then thicker ones.

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    1. Thanks a lot - and yes, I think I never actually apply thin coats of any polish!!

      Slet
  7. That's a you-yellow for sure - it looks great on you :)

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    1. You are so right about that - thanks a lot!

      Slet
  8. Very nice yellow :-) looking very good on your very, very loooong nails :-)

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  9. now i'm in a mood for banana :D

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    1. Yummi - this polish can do that to you!

      Slet

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