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What About Some Yellow?

Yellow’s always a somewhat problematic shade for me. Usually the formula is bizarre and a case of lobster hands is a given.

So, I was a bit worried to try out the yellow Sun-Kissed from China Glaze Neons… but luckily, even despite the three coats, the formula was really nice!

Plus, it didn’t look weird on my hands. 🙂 All in all, not my favourite from the collection, but a nice neon yellow to own. 🙂

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Neon Again

It’s somewhat weird for me that my favourite from the China Glaze Neons turned out to be a neon pink… and my second favourite is a pink as well!

Flirty Tankini is what I’ve heard described as a coral (and I guess it photographs a bit like that) but for me it’s a super vivid salmon pink shimmer. It’s borderline between true neon and just über-bright.

Like in the picture it’s also darker and brighter on the nails than in the bottle in real life.

Absolutely adore this one! 🙂

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Back to Coral

So the weird apricot polish actually grew on me in the couple of days I wore it. Still, I wanted something really different, so I picked up yet another bottle of my China Glaze Neons.

This is Surfin’ for Boys. It’s a gorgeous neon coral on the orange side. But there’s still a definite pinkish tone to it making it a coral not an orange neon.

The application was the most problematic of the China Glaze neons I’ve tried so far, but still a lot better than most I’ve tried.

It’s stunning and I love it! But not quite as much as I did Love’s a Beach

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I’m also thinking of redesigning my blog… I mean, if I’m not happy anymore with how it looks then how can I expect anyone else to be? 😉

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Sunglasses Needed

Getting back to the neons now… I felt like wearing something less typical than pink and went with the neon green of China Glaze’s summer collection.

This is two coats of I’m With the Lifeguard. And just like my previous encounter with this collection, the formula was superb for a neon. 🙂

Unfortunately, this beautiful polish looks better in the bottle and on other people than it does on me. It’s a sad case of lobster hands. 😦

I can never figure out which greens do this to me so I could avoid them. I mean, sometimes it’s yellow-based, sometimes blue-based, sometimes light, sometimes not… All I can say is that with green, it’s a fifty-fifty thing if the colour’s gonna work for me. Still love my greens though! 🙂

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Enter the Neon

Ok, so when I don’t like pink and red all that much for the most prosaic of reasons — nobody will grab your hand to say see what an  interesting colour you’re wearing — there’s just something so happy-making about neons!

So, I did pick up three of the more traditional neons of China Glaze’s summer collection and the first I tried out was Love’s a Beach.

Oooh.

I mean, what’s not to love about about a two-coat neon? Love’s a Beach is a beautiful hot pink with vivid shimmer that just freaks out my camera.

Added bonus — this makes even me look tan. 😉 So, even despite neon pink being a pretty common summer colour… I’m really happy wearing this and can’t stop staring at my nails. 🙂

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June Haul

Ooooh! Finally a non-challenge post. 😀 So… here are the polishes I picked up in June (even despite my polish-buying slump 😛 ).

I have no idea when I’ll have the time to wear these though… my untrieds pile is nearing 50 by now. o_0

Teeez Free and Cool, Catrice Dirty Berry and Genius in a Bottle

LCN (unnamed/numbered), Look by Bipa Special Effect Metallic Holographic, Essence Wake Up! and A Lovely Secret

China Glaze Stone Cold, Fast Track, Liquid Crystal and Glam-More

China Glaze I’m With the Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed, Surfin’ for Boys, Flirty Tankini, Love’s a Beach

Whooh! So, what where your favourite purchases for June?

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p.s. My second Mika show and still as awesome as I remembered! My feet still hurt from all that jumping yesterday. 😀

Fabulous Phone Post of a Phabulous Polish

Nothing, and I mean nothing freaks out my camera like neon. And when you make it purple neon it’s like trying to shoot the stars — not gonna happen.

Here’s where my trusty mobile comes in. The camera is crappy enough (well, actually it’s a pretty decent camera for a mobile) that it actually catches some of the neon.

Not 100% colour accurate (as it’s not a duochrome) but close enough! What can I say about Flying Dragon?

I love it! I la-la-love it!

It’s a neon purple. They only shade of neon that doesn’t look like a highlighter but is just in-your-face BRIGHT.

And it’s a jelly. With glitter. With pink and blurple micro-glitter.

Seriously. Could this get any better? 

Here’s another mobile shot (the real colour is something between these two and even more saturated.)

Ok, so what I don’t love that much is that it’s a sheer and runny three coater, but hey! this beautiful polishes get a pass on formula. 😉

And, yes, I have been wearing this for days. And I wouldn’t even take it off now if it hadn’t chipped.

Sometimes fairy-tales do come true and a long time lemming is exactly what you dream of. 😀

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