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Neon & On & On

This mani started out as one thing and ended up completely differently. I planned to paint all my nails a neutral colour and then use a glitter to make a gradient on my accent nails. It was, however, not meant to be. Let me tell you about it as I explain what I did.

 

I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my natural nails. I then painted 3 coats of Revlon Cabana Queen which is a light grey with a lovely shimmer. You can’t really see the shimmer in the bottle, so I was surprised when I saw it when I painted. I needed 3 coats for opacity. I then took China Glaze Be Merry, Be Bright and tried to do a glitter gradient on my ring and middle nail. So very little glitter came out I started to realize it was going to get thick if I did too many coats, so I switched to sponging it on instead of using the brush to do the gradient. This was also a fail because I got too much glitter off and it cake up in one place and looked too opaque. Even though I tried this out on my nail wheel first, I couldn’t gradient my way out of a paper bag when I tried it this time. Then I decided to just paint the whole nail full of the glitter…it became a gloopy, thick mess on my nails. I got frustrated and took it all off. I grabbed my new bottle of China Glaze Neon & On & On and painted my accent nails with 3 coats (after redoing my base coat, of course). I used Neon & On & On and Maskscara Sugar Plum to make random, overlapping dots on the grey nails and sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. The results:

 

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Of course my camera and this picture do absolutely no justice to this GORGEOUS neon pink. It is officially my favourite neon EVER, with Flip Flop Fantasy coming a close second. It is vibrant and bright. Every single time I spotted it on my nails it brought a smile to my face! I actually can’t wait to wear it again! Polish Insomniac has a nice swatch of it and her photo is more colour accurate, if you would like to see her swatch, click here.

 

So despite being an incredibly frustrating mani, it didn’t turn out too badly and my new favourite polish of all time cheered me up to no end! What do you do when you get frustrated during a mani?

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