Read my blog post for a review of Lush Lacquer’s Neon Lights.
It’s the first of October and that means Halloween is fast approaching. Halloween is my favorite holiday, always has been, and I am so excited to get October started right with an awesome post.
This polish has no name or even a brand listed. It just says Pumpkin Nail Enamel. However, I searched for the distributor and found this polish is from the Phantom Frights collection. It’s an awesome neon pink and it glows in the dark. Yes, it glows in the dark!! I have been eyeing glow in the dark polish for months, and I am beyond happy with this polish.
Hot Pink Stripes
What better use for a pink this bright than doing stripes with China Glaze White on White?
How about taking it one step further? This was done with the help of some weird cut scissors. I put a piece of tape on some wax paper and cut it down the middle with ragged cut scissors. Cutting the tape down the middle let me have enough tape for two nails. I angled the tape just slightly on my nails and painted over with black. I think this created a really awesome pattern. It almost looks like the black is running down my nails in some spots. I can already see a few more uses for these scissors.
It’s Raining Glitter
I’ve been calling this my raining glitter mani so I decided to use that for the title. I wanted to do something a bit different than the usual glitter tips that naturally happen when I break out the glitter.
So, I decided to flip the glitter from tip to cuticle and drag it down my nails in lines … or ‘rain’. My sister has taken a liking to these nails so I’ll probably be doing them again soon on a different set of nails. :)
This mani uses two coats of White on White from China Glaze as a base for the neon. The neon is Color Club’s Mrs. Robinson. I used two coats but seeing the pictures, and the white showing through near the tips, I realize I should have used three or maybe even four coats. The glitter is Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope.
I spent the past two days doing extreme cleaning. I don’t know about you but cleaning makes me hungry and there’s nothing better than a nice refreshing watermelon!
This design was originally done by The Polish Well. I fell in complete and total love with this idea after seeing her nails posted on Beautylish. I debated whether to do them on my own nails since she had already done such an amazing job on them … but you should know by now that I have no impulse control. I couldn’t resist.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use Funky Fingers’ neon Kingston for the flesh of the watermelon. For the skin, I decided to go slightly more realistic by using China Glaze Holly-Day as a base and dabbing on a light speckling of Sally Hansen Green with Envy. I also used this color to draw the squiggles onto the watermelon.
I wish I had had a watermelon on hand (no pun intended) so I could have pictures of this mani next to a real watermelon. My family were amazed at how real they looked when we went shopping while I was wearing this mani.
On Safari: Jungle Queen
Another post, another day closer to my vacation.
This is Jungle Queen from the China Glaze On Safari collection. I love purple nail polish so it really goes without saying that I love this color. It looks stunning in the sun, doesn’t it?
After painting my fingernails, I moved onto painting my toenails with the standard summer neon - Sun Worshiper. Well, some of that awesome neon orange speckled onto Jungle Queen. It was certainly eye-catching and just wouldn’t come off. I had an idea. I thought was barmy at first and tried to resist the urge. However, the urge to do Jungle Queen’s tribal design in Sun Worshiper proved to be too strong. There was no resisting, and I’m really glad I didn’t because this looks amazing in my opinion. It adds just the right touch of summer to this fall color.
What’s better than neon nails? Neon splatter nails!!!
This is three coats of China Glaze Sun Worshiper over two coats of China Glaze White on White.
Yay! Look what came in the mail finally—China Glaze Sun Worshiper. I’ve been longing for this polish for weeks, actually ordered it once but the order was cancelled due to sell out. I’m so happy. It looks even more stunningly awesome in person!!!!!
A very simple crackle mani that will be perfect for summer! This uses two coats of Funky Fingers neon polish, Kingston, over 2 coats of a white polish before I used a coat of Funky Fingers crackle, White Scales. Remember, neons always look best when layered over white!!
Originally posted on my blog: 2012-04-17