Thursday, May 26, 2011

orly - spark - swatch, review, nail art, and yellow comparison

Good morning! Yay for morning posts.
Today I'm going to post a swatch I've had sitting in my swatch folder for a while, so I'm just going to get it off my computer and into the blog world!
This is Orly's Spark, and I did some quick stamping art over it, and I did comparisons to other yellows.

I got this during Sally's Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale, and dare I say it, I like this yellow.

Spark at first seems like a slightly light yellow creme, but then in my pictures I noticed shimmer!
I couldn't see this in person. Maybe if I looked for it I could, but I had taken it off before I looked at the pictures.

I believe this would be another dupe for Chanel Mimosa, but I don't own it so I'm not totally sure.

It's pretty much exactly the color of bananas. So it is just a bit lighter than "normal yellow" I guess.

And there were apples on my table so I took a picture with an apple as well. :P
Here is Spark with all the other yellows I own. (This is a lot of yellow for a person who doesn't care for yellow.)

Joe Fresh - Butter, China Glaze - Lemon Fizz, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mellow Yellow, Orly - Spark, Color Club - Almost Famous.

None are identical, but the first 4 aren't different enough for a non-yellow-liker to own. My favorites are Spark and Lemon Fizz.
I haven't worn Almost Famous, and I'm not sure how I would feel about such a vibrant yellow.

The day I swatched Spark was also the day I swatched Electric Pineapple and Chartreuse Chase.

That picture kinda gives you a good idea of the green tones in the 2 yellow-green polishes.

And then I did some stamping!

I stamped with Insta-Dri Raspberry Race. I really liked this color combo, but I only wore this for a day. I couldn't handle yellow any longer. Haha.
One day I will get used to wearing yellow and orange, but that day has not come yet.

Last night I swatched like 6 polishes after midnight just because I was bored and didn't have to get up for work today, so who needs sleep! That is why I posted at like 2:30am. Haha.

I am really trying to get through my stash so my stash/swatch list can be complete. It's going to take forever but I am enjoying the process!

Have a lovely day. I'm off to maybe do a bit more swatching before I see Bridesmaids tonight :)


  1. Hehe love the banana pic! Its a pretty yellow and looks so cool with the stamping =)

  2. it totally is a banana color! Love it! looks great with the stamping, and thanks for the comparison!

  3. I agree with Manicured Monkey!!
    I'm totally in love. I am actually loving yellow nails right now and I wish I could get my hands in some decent yellow polish that wasn't so damn difficult to apply! Which one do you reckon has the best formula?

  4. Well out of the ones I have, I've only had two on my nails. Lemon Fizz and Spark. Spark is 4 coats, Lemon Fizz is 3.
    Neither of them were difficult to apply, but they just need multiple coats to stop being streaky.
    I think I prefer Spark despite the extra coat, it just doesn't feel as chalky.

  5. What a beautiful yellow! And, I loved seeing the other yellow swatches! I love the design, as well! Yay for being "back"... :)

  6. I think this would look awesome paired with a vivid green. Green, yellow and black leopard print, anyone?

  7. I love the colour combo for the leopard print, very cute and perfect for spring/summer.

  8. I picked up Spark a couple months ago, and found that I kinda ignored it as yellows are hard to wear, but when I did finally wear it, I found it's the *perfect* yellow!

  9. @A Polished Touch, that's a great idea! I'll try that out.

  10. Ooooh I love this yellow, it looks pwetty on you!! And with the stamping it looks very marshmellow-ish, haha :)

  11. I love the purple and yellow together. Very bright, but it works! :)