Lit from Within: When I am too old for neon and glitter...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When I am too old for neon and glitter...

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)


  1. Girl, you know I love it! I just "Like" on FB and don't comment here. That will change!

    1. lol! I meant from people they meet on the street. I'm glad you like and FB like my work!


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