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Thursday, March 10, 2011

An Unlikely Pair...

A lovely reader,  pamalama_dingdong , hee hee, love that name,  asked me to swatch my recently acquired long time lemming of mine, Maybelline Banana Puddin'. I couldn't believe I found it on eBay, shocker, for such a great price. I just LOVE this yellow. It is a tad tricky to work with, so you need a light hand and 3 quick coats for full coverage, but it's totally worth it, just look!



Then, well, just because it was in my purse, I felt the need to add blue for a Checkered Mani :) I used OPI DS Magic. I wish you could see the purple sparkle in Magic better :( Yeah, not the most common pair, but still fun, and I love trying different combos :) I have a tutorial on how to do this up in my 'Tutorial' tab, if you're interested.

45 comments:

  1. I actually think that is the perfect yellow! it looks lovely on you, and really creamy. Love the glitter cheques - i think the most unlikely colour-combos often come out looking the most interesting! They look like really glamorous racing car flags :P
    xxx

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  2. So yummy looking! I have yet to swatch my banana pudding. The checkerboard mani is very interesting :)

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  3. Love the color combination, I have to try this soon.

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  4. Looks like Pitt colors.. P-I-T-T! LETS GO PITT!

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  5. Wow that is a beautiful yellow. Makes me wanna eat banana pudding. Yummm, heheh.

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  6. Woww really nice yellow! Love it! ;)

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  7. Wow, Banana Pudding is awesome! Do you know if there are any dupes for this? Also, you're channeling the Swedish flag with your blue/yellow mani there! :D

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  8. I love this combo. I think it looks really great together. And Banana Pudding really looks like it's name!

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  9. Thanks you guys!! I am so glad to finally own this!

    Solveig, I don't know of one, and I'm not sure there is. If I ever come across one, I will def let you guys know :)

    Jennifer, HAHAHA, omg you're right

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  10. that looks like a lot of fun! :D

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  11. Lovely shade of yellow, sunshine in a bottle (now on your nails lol). I also love this blue and yellow combination, just exquisite. xx

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  12. It's not technically Maize and it's technically not the blue my school condones for our colors, BUT YEAH!!!! MAIZE AND BLUE WOLVERINES....and our football team sucks >.< Mani looks lovely, btw :)

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  13. Edit above post: I couldn't resist, had a look on ebay and found some, and got some :o) Thanks.

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  14. Ooooh this is so cute! I wish I had your skills with the tape manis, mine never turn out the way I imagine they will! And that yellow... *Goes to stalk ebay*

    - Kirsten

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  15. Wow. The yellow is perfect, but I love the checkers. Gorgeous!

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  16. Unbelievably cool! Looks like a Swedish manicure. Our flag is blue and yellow! :)

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  17. I really like the colour combo!

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  18. Love the colours Erika, they're 2 of my fav's, and I love them together. I'm gonna have to try the checkered design soon, I'm doing a patchwork one this weekend!

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  19. Such a cute yellow! I absolutely love the contrats between the two colors! Reminds of me my High School Colors!! You make all colors look so good!

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  20. Thanks ladies!!!

    pkbmum, WHOO HOO, I know you'll love it!!

    Kristen, oh you'll def get the hang of it!!!

    Elizabeth, Oh YAY, I hope I get to see your patchwork!!

    LthP, Aww thank you!!

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  21. That's so cute! I love the color combo and the pattern!

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  22. Very nice! I love OPI DS Magic. It looks great under a black crackle, too!

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  23. Your talent for matching colours I'd never even thought about combining is really amazing. I love everything you post (I just don't comment on each and every one, because then I'd just repeat myself ;)).

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  24. i absolutly love your designs and colours ... they are beautiful could you check out my blog im just starting it and i love doing nails i do them alot for school cuz im only 15 so yea i have a few pics to add yet but ill get to it ... could u tell me wat u think please and thanks my blog is : www.sunshinessimplepleasures.blogspot.com lol my real names courtney my nick is sunshine and as i said i love love love ur nails :)

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  25. You pulled off this design marvelously. It reminds me of a knight's shield or something medieval like that, haha! It looks really cool! : D

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  26. What a pretty color combination!

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  27. I love your nails. I just found your blog this week through Scrangie's blog. I just started reading the nail blogs recently (didn't even know they existed). But, looking at your nails and reading your tutorials makes me want to try some them, but I'm sure it will take me hours to do it :-). I'll continue to follow you!

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  28. WOW that DS Magic is amazing and I blame you entirely for the fact that I just jumped on eBay and bought myself a bottle ;)

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  30. Edit deleted post:
    Woohoo, I got my bottles of Banana Puddin' today. Fast delivery or what, I only ordered yesterday. Will try this weekend. But I wonder if it is the same colour, mine is a lot lighter in the bottle than your photo. I will put it on at the weekend as at the moment I have on China Glaze Coconut Kiss which only went on last night.

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  31. Magic combination !!
    I'm not a 'yellow person' and I Love it!!!
    Kisss*

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  32. Thanks you guys!!

    CourtneyMarie, I will def check your blog out!

    Cammy, oh it does!! I never even thought of that!

    Anon, awwww well thank you!! You should def try one out!

    Jules, HAHA, well I'm glad I could help, hee hee

    pkbmum, OMG talk about super fast shipping!! No, they are the same. My pics were taken in my office, when you get out into natural lighting, it is lighter, which I LOVE. I hope you love it too!

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  33. Hey Erika, it was great shipping right? Yes I do love it. It reminds me of another yellow I have China Glaze Lemon Fizz, must do a comparison and see how similar they are. Hope you are feeling better. xx

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  34. oooh, please let me know how they compare & thanks!!

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  35. Hi! Can I know what camera model you using? Why is all your pics turn out GREAT?!

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  36. Thanks, I use a Sony Cybershot DSC-W120

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  37. Oh! Do u crop or edit your pics? I tried to take some close up my pics of my nails but the pics never turn out nice & it is always blurry ;( . What mode u using when takin the pics?

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  38. I do crop them, but I try to get as close as I can with my camera on Macro mode first, then crop out the excess background :)

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  39. Just wanna say...you have really pretty nails...perfect hand (nails) model...:)

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