I have recently found that resell stores like TJMaxx sometimes have nail polish! I found a cute set of neons from Simply Sweet for about $5, and, having never done a neon nail, decided to see what the fuss was about.
I thought pink was the safest bet for a neon newbie like myself. I knew enough that neons should have a base coat of white in order to really pop, so I started with Sally Hansen's White Tip.
I see so many white or black/white manis, but everyone says that whites are streaky. This one sure is. I need recommendations for a white that can be used on its own for a mani.
2 coats of the name-less neon pink. Like I'd heard, it dried with a rather matte finish, so I put some Seche Vite on tip for some shine. But I couldn't leave it there, so I painted a black line in a curved motion from the side of my nail to the tip, and filled in with glitter.
Accent nails got a coat or two of Purple Palette, and the other nails were painted with Hue Left a Message? from Finger Paints. These glitters had pretty good coverage without being opaque. I was surprised that I could see the pink glitter clearly, even over the neon. They went on easily enough, but, like most glitters, were a pain in the tuchus to take off. Oy vey.
I finished the look with a few dotted hi-lights in China Glaze Icicle, and another coat of Seche Vite.
I am envious of the bloggers who get compliments on their manis.. today I got one compliment, and I was thrilled. :) (They like me, they really like me! /Sally Field)