Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Nail Challenge Collaborative - Neon Spotted
Well, we made it. Today is the last 'summer' challenge entry for this month's NCC challenge! Whew! And, we're going out with a bang - of neon!
I used Wet 'n Wild Pin 'Em Slater over one coat of Revlon Spirit. This yellow is one of the best yellows, never mind neons, I've ever used. No streaking, clear color, great pigmentation. And it's BRIGHT, especially over a white, as most neons are intended to be worn.
From the same Wet 'n Wild collection, I sponged on Nerd-Alert: Screech as a gradient. I wasn't too thrilled with my gradient attempt. Aside from the watermarble, I think the straight-up gradient has me stymied the most. I keep practicing, though!
In an attempt to hide my gradient suckitude, I decided to pull out an old favorite - OPI Black Spotted. I had some application problems, though, which resulted in cracking as well as spotting. Of course, I could just pretend it was totally on purpose. I'm sneakily bringing crackles back. Don't be a hater.
I do love how the neons look from behind the black, though.
I also dig how the yellow shimmer in Nerd-Alert: Screech plays so nicely with Pin 'Em Slater.
Bottle shot: Revlon Spirit, Wet 'n Wild Pin 'Em Slater and Nerd-Alert: Screech, and OPI Black Spotted
Do you think neons will be big again this summer? Are you ready for whatever new trend this summer brings?