ULTA Cream of the Crop

On my nails today – a wonderful pastel yellow ULTA Cream of the Crop. It’s as beautiful as it’s capricious:

ULTA Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop is a very soft yellow, actually it’s the lightest yellow in my collection. Currently I have only 5 yellow polishes, and here I made a comparison of them. In the pic below from left to right we have:

  1. ORLY Lemonade – my most favorite pastel yellow so far
  2. Avon Lemon Sugar – the closest yellow to Cream of the Crop, it’s just little bit darker
  3. ULTA Cream of the Crop
  4. Rimmel Sunny Days – yellow with a slight shimmering effect. Not exactly my shade of yellow, and considering its awful application, I don’t think I’ll use it solo again
  5. Sephora Yellow Umbrella – a yellow creme, I’ve already swatched it here

Yellow nail polish comparison

I’m really happy with Cream of the Crop’s color, because pastel yellows are the only yellows I can see on my nails. Unfortunately there aren’t many yellows like this one out there.

However, the formula isn’t perfect, just like with most yellow nail polishes. It’s a crelly, closer to jelly, and the main problem with this polish is that it takes 4 or even 5 coats to lose streaks. I know that’s a lot, but for me the color compensates for the formula. Also, the layers dried fast with my fast drying top.

ULTA Cream of the Crop

I’m still wearing Cream of the Crop on my nails (I applied it yesterday morning), and the polish looks fine – no chippng or faded tips. I just wish it needed less coats to become opaque…

In case you are wondering what I’m holding in the pics – it’s almond oil I recently bought, I’m still testing it, but I think I’m starting to like it :)

Thank you for reading! See you :)

15 Comment

  1. That IS beautiful, my shade of yellow exactly, uhm, OK, one of my shades of yellow ;)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe :)) I knew you’ll notice this yellow! since we both love pastel yellow polishes :D

  2. Woaw! This looks gorgeous

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy :)

  3. This is such a beautiful and creamy shade of yellow!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Erin! I’m glad you like Cream of the Crop :)

  4. Yellow is not one of my favourite colours, I think I have only 2 yellow nail polishes. I think that I could wear ORLY Lemonade, Avon Lemon Sugar and ULTA Cream of the Crop; Sephora and Rimmel yellow are just not for me :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Oh dear :) You are reading my mind! ^^ I can wear only pastel shades of yellow :)

  5. Such a soft shade of yellow!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yep, it is! Thank you Ina :)

  6. Anutka says: Reply

    I’m so glad you like the color even with the formula issues :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      and I’m so glad you sent it to me ;)) *hug*

  7. crelly XD that cracked me up :D but it’s a nice jellow

    1. Mari says: Reply

      lol I love the jellow word too :D

      1. sometimes I think that people will think that I’m illiterate with my typing and not checking for my mistakes XD jellow was accidental but maybe if it’s jelly and yellow it might work :D

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