Neon. Isn’t that word shocking in itself ? You think of it and all that comes to mind is bright, bright blinding shades of colour. Wearing accessories and clothes in neon requires courage, but more so when it comes to polishes.
Layer a neon shade with a crackle nail polish. But if you are daring enough, you can totally rock this summer by flaunting bold neon nails. If it’s too much for you, you can incorporate it in little ways in your nail art.
- Alternately, cut strips of regular tape and arrange them in a pattern on your painted nails. Now cover this with any other regular polish, preferably black. Immediately peel off the tapes. Voila, you have neon stripes!
- Try them as a french tip or half moon, the possibilities are endless.
A word of advice: neons are mostly sheer, so wear a coat of a regular white polish under them to make the colour really POP. Now that I have boosted your confidence to try out the neon nail polish, decide which of the following colours you are going to pick:
1. Colorbar Pina Colada:
Summer is here and of course the most appropriate colour to wear is yellow. Pina Colada is a bold neon yellow in a creme finish. The consistency is really sheer so get ready to layer it on. The colour is bright enough to compete with the sunshine outside !!
2. China Glaze Shocking Pink:
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3. China Glaze Towel Boy Toy:
4. Essie Funky Limelight:
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5. China Glaze Flying Dragon:
6. OPI La Paz-itively Hot:
Neons are challenging enough to wear, and now you have them in a matte finish. Can you see how the matte finish further intensifies the colour ? La Paz-itively Hot is a bold hot pink which dries matte. This one will look hot beneath a black crackle. Requires two coats.
7. China Glaze Orange Knockout:
This one my favourite of the lot. Orange Knockout is a bold orange in a creme finish. This is one of the few shades that dry to a pretty glossy finish. It is a gorgeous shade to wear on its own or you could layer a white crackle over it to tone it down. Requires three coats.
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8. Sinful Colors Neon Melon:
9. Essie Aruba Blue:
10. China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy:
Corals work well on almost all skin tones and here is one in neon. Flip Flop Fantasy is a pink-orange neon in a creme finish. The shade dries to a matte finish and is quite wearable on its own. Requires three coats.
You can pick these neon colors for bold and beautiful manicures and pedicures. You can also download our free nail art app for manicure ideas.