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The weather has begun to cool down a bit, but I’m determined to finish trying this collection, and I’m one step closer with Illamasqua Optimist (Rubber Brights, Summer 2012) is a bright, sunny yellow-orange creme (originally with a satin finish):

Picture taken in sunlight. The formula was not as stellar as the others in this collection, but it still applied pretty well for a yellow-toned polish; I used three coats. With the other rubber brights I’ve tried so far, I’ve said that they look great in their original satin form, too, but I can’t say the same for this one. For me, I really needed topcoat to make everything appear smooth. As I’ve been wearing these polishes with topcoat I don’t see it as a drawback. I think the color really fits the name; it just seems like a happy-feeling shade. I can’t even decide if it’s yellow or orange, so I’m calling it both, but it tends to look more orange in low light and more yellow in bright, direct light. I wish it was more of a radioactive neon, but I still like its brightness. I can tell I’m hungry as I’m typing this, because the color just reminds me of egg yolks (of good eggs that come from free-range hens) and boxed mac and cheese. 🙂 I paired this with Misa Push Upon It on my toes.

<3sarah

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I wanted to continue trying these scented polishes, and I was in the mood for something ultra-ultra bright.  I normally associate that characteristic with highlighter yellow neon, so this is something new for me.  Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin (Wicked Sweet, Summer 2011) is a yellow-orange neon shimmer with green flash:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied pretty much like Get Your Lem-on, which has the same finish.  I had good control over the formula and it did apply well, but the formula was streaky and very sheer.  I ultimately needed four coats, plus touchups, for a nice, opaque result.  Normally I’d think a polish with such a formula would be too much of a bother, but I think this was worth my while.  It’s not just because it’s scented; it looks so cool too!  It smells like that recognizable artificial orange scent, but it doesn’t seem to be as strong as the others I’ve tried so far.  This radioactive yellow-orange color isn’t such a common color for neons yet.  There are a few out there but it’s definitely not as prevalent as neon pink, purple, green, yellow etc.  It’s so yellowed that sometimes I think it looks more like goldenrod, but it’s decidedly orange. Like highlighter yellow neon, this has a true, retina-searing glow; I love it!  The green flash makes it look even more radioactive and glowy.  I paired this with Color Club Twiggie on my toes.

<3sarah

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