NOTD: Yes Love, a Little Treat from Portugal
I have a gorgeous Nail of the Day to share with you all today. Earlier this month my mum went to Portugal for a fortnight and I asked her to bring a bargain nail varnish back for me. The nail varnish she chose was a gorgeous purple shade by a brand called Yes Love, which I wasn’t familiar with before, and it cost just 1 euro.
Yes Love’s packaging isn’t particularly outstanding, but for 1 euro I wasn’t expecting buttons and bows. It’s what’s on the inside that counts anyway! The bottle contains a generous 16ml, which is a very good size for a cheap nail varnish. I have to say, at first I was slightly dubious about this product due to its small price tag, but I have to hold my manicured hands up and say that I was wrong to be so judgmental!
The large lid is easy to grip, meaning that it is also easy to control the brush, and the brush itself is fairly wide and flat. Due to its shape (which happens to be my favourite nail varnish brush shape – yes I have a favourite!) the brush covers the nail in just a few strokes which minimises streaking, making for even, smooth coverage. The formula of the varnish is lovely too. It has a slight thickness to it so it doesn’t run everywhere, but it is thin enough so that it doesn’t go gloopy.
I was really impressed by the drying time of Yes Love’s varnish as well. It only took two thin coats to achieve good coverage, so it didn’t take long to dry at all, perhaps a few minutes at the most. In fact, I started chopping vegetables and cooking dinner about 15 minutes after painting my nails and all but one of them remained unsmudged (the smudged one was the result of knife slippage, woops). In the future I’d probably apply a third thin coat though, or a slightly thicker second coat, for completely opaque coverage.
For me, the most special thing about this varnish is the colour. As you probably know by now, I’m a sucker for purple, and this really is a perfect shade of purple. It reminds me of the colour of a Cadbury Dairy Milk wrapper, which is such a regal, luxurious shade, but also very bright. The varnish also has a lot of dimension and depth to it, due to the stunning shimmer which runs through it.
The shimmer looks a lot like a classic flakie top coat, but it is a lot finer and is incorporated into the varnish itself. It has a very strong golden shine to it, but I’ve also spotted hints of pink, red and orange in some lights. The burst of colour and glimmer means that, even in dim light, this varnish looks fantastic and incredibly eye-catching. I really can’t get enough of it – I’m amazed at how high quality it is considering the price!
Overall, Yes Love’s purple golden shade is, well, beautiful. The deep berry colour and glitter make it bang on trend too. I just wish I could get my hands on some more Yes Love varnishes in the UK! I may just have to steal the pink and golden green shades that my mum bought for herself and my sister…
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