If you have a Claire’s Icing at your local mall, go pick up their recently released neon five pack. Were it not for my summer internship with the State Attorney’s Office, I would never take these colors off – but I know it’s not for everyone.
What do you guys think about it, are you going to rock the neon this summer? It’s no surprise that OPI is late to the party yet again.
2 Coats Rescue Beauty Lounge – Dead Clam, 3 Coats OPI – Dating a Royal, and a whopping 4 coats for Lippmann Collection – Rehab I apologize for the quality of this image.
For some reason I just could not get these colors to photograph well.
If you want to ease yourself into this trend, try wearing a neon orange or red similar to the one Rihanna is wearing in this picture.
(look for Color Club – Sexsea or China Glaze – Japanese Koi) Those of you who want to go all out neon, like Rihanna’s nails in picture below, try China Glaze – Celtic Sun.
Nubar has the Get Hot collection, Color Club has the Flower Power collection, even Essie ventured away from nudes and pinks to do a mini collection, Neon Shorts, this summer.
Neon is definitely not in everyone’s nail polish comfort zone.
Originally, I was going to compare all of these colors but once I got the bottles together it was pretty clear that the only real contenders for comparison were Lippmann Collection – Rehab and Rescue Beauty Lounge – Dead Calm.
If having neon nails is something you want to look into but you aren’t sure whether you’ll like it, don’t pour tons of money into it by purchasing expensive brands. This trend has already been picked up by the less expensive brands.
Sinful Colors, a mainstay at Walgreens and a very excellent inexpensive brand, has just released their neon collection.
This was the clearest image of the bunch, but even with the lack of focus, this image is an accurate depiction of what these colors look like in person.
China Glaze – Shower Together (twin of China Glaze – Aqua Baby), L. Girl Flare – Twinkling, and OPI Just Groovy don’t look anything like Dating a Royal, or each other for that matter.There was some concern arising on the nail board that all these colors might be too similar to justify owning all of them, but as you can see from the bottle picture, that’s not the case.