So bright! Not for the faint of heart!
What I Used:
Thumb: Color Club Warhol
Index: China Glaze Pool Party
Middle: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy
Ring: China Glaze Sunworshipper
Pinky: China Glaze Celtic Sun
White base: Wet N Wild French White Creme
How I Did It:
You probably don't need to be told how this was done as it's pretty straightforward. I did, however, try to use a white base underneath to see if it would help with opacity problems that plague neons. You actually don't even need to have a super opaque white as I only put a single coat of French White Creme. Despite the streaks, layering on two to three coats of the neon polish is enough to give you full opacity. A good top coat also adds much needed shine to the innately matte neons. These gave me a really hard time with photographing them, as neons are wont to do. It almost seems like they enjoy mocking me with their ridiculously difficult to capture colors and scare my poor camera by looking all radioactive-like.
This was the best I could do. That highlighter yellow is positively radioactive!
I think the only true to color here is Flip Flop Fantasy on the middle finger and Celtic Sun on the pinky (although much, much brighter in person).
The pun was too good to miss.
Here, have some ice cream to cool off.
How absolutely fun was this mani? Hammie says that if anyone does a metallic neon, he'd die happy. Now, wouldn't that be something? As if neons weren't retina-searing enough, he wants them shiny! I, on the other hand, really enjoyed wearing this as it does scream summer, doesn't it? I've stocked up on ice cream on the weekend so I think I have enough to tide me over during the heat wave. You definitely won't catch me outdoors for the next couple of days! What colors do you gravitate towards during the summertime? What's your preferred method of cooling off when the mercury rises? Have you sported any neons yet?