Ahhh finally, my first weekend this month that I haven't been working or out of town. Yay for being lazy in my OWN HOME. hehe So here we are with Week 26 of the 52 Week Challenge. We're halfway there! Yeehaw!
This week's challenge was neon. I grabbed a few China Glaze neons a few months ago at a local beauty supply store (they're much cheaper at online retailers, like Beauty Stop Online, only $2.99/each!), but I haven't worn them yet. Simply Beauty did an awesome neon week awhile back, and it made me want to break these out and play with them.
Here's what they look like in the sun. This was the most accurate color picture I could get.
|Week 26: Neon (sunshine)|
I got TONS of compliments on these. One said it reminded her of the 80s. Haha, I totally see it! They were nice and bright but since I didn't put topcoat, they chipped within a few hours. Of course, I was playing basketball, so that may have had something to do with it!
I used three China Glaze neons and another color that screams neon but isn't labeled as one. These picture are without topcoat and they all dried to a semi-matte finish with great drying time. Application was hit or miss, as with all neons. More info on the polishes below!
These are the lovely colors I used ...
China Glaze Pink Voltage is a great bright pink, went on second best out of these neons. Sheesh. Two coats did the trick but a one nail required a third. Hard to capture on film because it freaks out my camera, but trust me, it's much brighter!
China Glaze In The Lime Light is a gorgeous bright green with aqua shimmer. You can barely see it in the pictures, but it's there, and it's so pretty! BEST formula of all these, almost a one coater, but I did two to even it out.
China Glaze Sun Worshiper is a bright neon orange. Here it looks like a faded yellow-orange, but in real life, it's a gorgeous bright orange. Again, it either looked over exposed or under exposed, so I chose this one, but it's awesome. Crap formula, I had to do four and five coats no my nails and it had cuticle pull like I've never seen!
China Glaze Celtic Sun is a bright highlighter yellow. Great color, awful formula. This one required four to five coats and liked to sink so a ridge filling basecoat would be quite helpful.
I didn't use white under these, which I know helps them pop, but I have such issues with white polish application I didn't want to add more trouble to these, but def a basecoat like Butter London has would likely have helped. Overall they were fun to wear but I'm not sure they were worth it...
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