I had to paw through the "from the cat/dog" section to finally find The One. (Heh. "Paw through.") I'll show you the card in a minute, but it got me to thinking about Valentine candy hearts, which in turn made me go, HEY. I hadn't blogged a pastel yellow yet.
Four coats with SV. My cleanup brush is on its way out -- any recommendations?
I remember this polish making the rounds on a few blogs a few years ago. As we all know, a good pastel yellow is hard to find, so a lot of people were really excited about Buttercup. I totally get it: good for a yellow, annoying for any other color. See, normally I would not be pleased with a pastel creme that was streaky after 2 thin coats and still needed a thicker coat (or two) for cover-up, but for a yellow, that's a pretty good deal, especially since Buttercup wasn't chalky at all. (I find that chalky pastels make for lots of chips and awful cracks.) I had to use a fourth thin coat because I didn't think it looked good enough under the OttLite although it might have been OK for all I know. I only wore this for a day and it stayed on all right. Got a little bit of tip wear, but I have definitely had worse.
The only reason I bought this polish was because it was on clearance at Ulta a while back (probably mid-2014?). I had a coupon and thought, "What the heck." The original Revlon ColorStay line got discontinued back in 2014 to make room for its successor, the ColorStay Gel Envy line. That's so weird to think about, because I feel like the OG ColorStay line JUST came out! --Sidebar, I'm so over this "gel" polish trend. I don't buy into it and based on what my gel-wearing blogger/NB friends have told me, there isn't that much of a difference between "gel" lines and regular polish! It also irks me so much because whenever a new gel color or line is released, a lot of fantastic regular polishes in the core display/line-up get taken away. I am not into that. (I actually just had to buy some Chanels before they disappeared forever, now that Chanel has converted to a more "gel" formula.) Anyway, I don't purchase Revlon often, so I believe I have about 3 original ColorStay polishes left to try and maybe four of the ColorStay Gels??? I'll have to look. I'm sure they will get worn (if not blogged) as soon as I get over pastels ...
... which may not be for a while. We'll see how long it takes or what polish might snap me out of it! Are you over my pastel fixation? Do you have a favorite pastel yellow? (Another sidebar: KellieGonzo posted the new ChG spring collection last week, and there is a pastel yellow that looks more my speed than this Revlon. Must see in person!) And HOW GREAT is this Valentine card? ;)
The perfect card for the cat lady in your life. Mine enjoyed this. :)
Thanks for comin' through, Target!
I will end this Buttercup post with the best Buttercup:
I really wanted to title this post "As You Wish," but, yeah. Watching this tonight. This week. SOON.