Monday, January 20, 2014

What's in a finish? - Neon

     Hello everyone. It's time for another installment of my what's in a finish series, which also means it's Monday... Well, what better way to chase away those Monday blues than with Neon! Now while I own several neon polishes I have yet to use them for more than a dotticure which I wasn't happy with the results. So a few fellow bloggers were gracious enough to let me share their pictures with you. Please stop over and check out their blogs or pages. But before we get to the pics lets talk a little about neon polishes.

     While the term Neon describes the color of the polish rather than the finish, neon's do have characteristics that are all their own.  Most neon polishes dry to a semi-matte finish and are typically know for a streaky application. However, they are a fun way to add a pop of color to your manicure. Neon polishes are bright on their own but can be even brighter when layered over white. That's not the case with China Glaze Pink Voltage as shown below by Polished Prescription

Photo credit:  Polished Prescription
     Shown here is 3 coats without top coat. You can follow the link provided to find out more about this specific polish. I'll warn you that there are a lot of photos so you may want your sunglasses handy.

     Not all neon polishes are quite so in your face bright as shown by XO NOELLE in the next photo. So if your looking for something to ease your way into neon's this collection from LCN might be more your speed.

Photo credit: XO NOELLE

   Still considered a neon polish this blue has a sort of muted neon feel to it. Perfect for a pop of color but not too bright at the same time.

      Neon polishes also make for fun nail art as shown here by Amanda Loves Polish.

Photo Credit: Amanda Loves Polish
     This is a manicure that I have wanted to do for a while but am holding off until the weather gets a little warmer. It's just too much of a fun manicure to sport during the gloomy days of winter. Although if we get another really cold spell here like a few weeks ago I might just change my mind about that.

     So what are your thoughts on neon polishes? Are you a wear a full bright manicure kind of person or do you prefer your neon in little bursts? Does the streaky application reputation scare you away or are you up for a challenge? Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post. Id love to get your take on these and as always, Happy Polishing!


  1. Nice post on neon finishes! It was very helpful to see ;)

    1. Thanks Lisa. Im having fun putting this series together, and learning some along the way.

  2. wow!
    That's a bright neon. I lovee it!

    Thank u soo much for sharing this information with us:)

    Xx julia

    1. Awe that's so sweet of you Julia =) Thanks for checkign out my post and taking the time to comment.


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