HJ Manicure NOTD – Blonde

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 19 - 2010

I was pissed at the snow and the miserable post-Christmas aura surrounding January.

In a two fingered salute, I daubed the most obnoxious summery colour I could find on my tips.  I said tips.

HJ Manicure in Blonde.

I was worried I’d look like I smoked 60-a-day or at the very least had a kinky penchant for bananas, but thankfully this shade just misses looking horrendous.  It’s not the most suitable shade for my skintone, but remember… I’m being aesthetically antagonistic in my shade selection.  And as a bonus, it makes the inlaws wonder what their son ever saw in me.

I even received a few compliments wearing this.  To be fair, one was from the checkout girl in Wilkinsons who didn’t look a day over 11 and a half and the other was from the lady who served me a sausage roll in Greggs, but let’s be honest, a compliment is a compliment.

Again, I’m loving HJ Manicure’s formula.  Yellows are the problem children of the nail polish world and one of the reasons I chose this shade was to put the brand to the test on their formula.  It coped admirably.  My only complaint was with opacity.  This was 4 coats, and you could still faintly make out the tips… If it’d had been fully opaque in 4 coats, I would have been satisified.  As it is, it’s a slight issue for me.  Thankfully, each coat was a smooth quick-drier.

Most yellows appear to be cremes, this is a shimmer… it has a slight sparkle to it that would make it such a great choice for the summer.  Longevity is fabulous, no chipping and minimal tip wear despite not adding a top coat.

Are you a fan of the brights?

HJ Manicure shades can be bought online from their website in 5ml (£3.50) and 15ml (£8.50) sizes with free P&P on every order.


12 Responses to “HJ Manicure NOTD – Blonde”

  1. Sugar says:

    such a beautiful color! reminds me of warm summer day! <3

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  2. witoxicity says:

    Wow, that shade would sure add some cheer to one’s day! Yellow isn’t the easiest colour to wear on nails. It’s so look-at-me (as evidenced by the ladies at the counters!). This one looks absolutely great on you! :)

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  3. Samantha says:

    Wow yellow polish is definitely my least favourite colour, however, I really like this- I think it’s the shimmer.

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  4. AlicatAHL says:

    Personally? Yuck! Sorry Charlotte, but any colour than yellow! Reminds me of wee.

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  5. I heard with sheer colors, using a base of a white cream might help with the opacity? You have more patience than I do, after 3 coats, I would have smeared it to bits and be forced to take it off.

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  6. gio says:

    That’s a very pretty, summery shade! yellow is such a hard color to wear, but you pull it off so well.

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  7. Jen says:

    With my skintone I could never get away with yellow on my nails…but I’m all for summer colours in winter, love it!

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  8. Dv says:

    The colour is really blonde indeed! Haha, I actually like it but wouldn’t buy it because of my skin colour. And yeah I was gonna say a white base to bump up the opacity, someone’s already mentioned that.. give it a try ;)

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  9. Nicole says:

    Yellow is probably the one color I’m least likely to wear but I love bright or slighty “off” colors. Anything but boring beige or pink! So 2 thumbs up from me for this one!

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  10. Lillian says:

    Ooh that is lovely! Such a beautiful yellow.

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  11. Redtiger21 says:

    Hmmm, i’m undecided on this. It looks nice in the pic, but then you do have lovely nails! On my cr@ppy short uneven ones surrounded by calloused red skin it’d just look awful lol

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