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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down

Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down
Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down 

Well, it's almost a sunny Sunday although there's a bit of a chilly wind so this is quite an apt combination for today! I love yellows, but they can be quite difficult in various ways. I usually go for pale, custardy yellows, or mustardy yellows, as these are easier to wear with my pale skin. Primary yellows don't always look quite right. Apart from clashing with skintones, yellow seems to be the most difficult colour for polish makers to get right - the formulae are often streaky and difficult to apply. I wore an old yellow  (Ruby & Millie Yellow 200P) a couple of weeks ago; although the colour was great, the formula was thin and it took a few coats to get good coverage. So I was delighted to see a new yellow in the Bourjois new spring colours last week!

Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Bourjois Sunny Sunday
Bourjois Sunny Sunday 

Sunny Sunday is in the '1 Seconde' range and Bourjois describe the texture as 'silicone gel'. I think the intention is that the polish is a one-coater, and it has a thick, gel like appearance. A one coat application for a yellow polish seems very hopeful, I used two here but it is pretty much perfect! It's a strong, dense canary yellow and I love it! Another plus point on this polish is the brush, it's a flat brush with a rounded tip that makes it really easy to get a neat edge around the cuticles. The polish is a little on the thick side, but not enough to make application difficult. I used a coat of Seche Vite quick drying topcoat to smooth and level the polish.

Bourjois Sunny Sunday

Bourjois Sunny Sunday
Bourjois Sunny Sunday 

Although I enjoyed Bourjois Sunny Sunday alone, I wanted to give it a bit of extra zing, so I decided to add a blue-pink colour-shifting topcoat. These sorts of topcoats are usually used over black or dark polishes, but I like the subtle iridescence you get by layering over a light colour.


Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down

Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down

The strength of the iridescence varies a lot depending on the angle and intensity of the light, from very shimmery to barely noticeable:

Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down


Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down


Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down
Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down 


The colour shifting topcoat I used was Nostalgic Chilly Down, which I bought from the maker on Etsy quite a while ago. However, CND Colour Effects in Sapphire Sparkle is very similar and would work in the same way, or a blue flakie like Inglot 204 or Nfu.Oh #40 would give a  more pronounced effect.

Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down
Bourjois Sunny Sunday with Nostalgic Chilly Down 

I bought Bourjois Sunny Sunday in my local Boots.

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