Remember last time I talked about how difficult Nubar Violet Sparkle was to capture on camera? Neons are even more elusive! I need to stop doing this to myself, haha. Enter Illamasqua Collide (pink) & Gamma (orange).
They do look relatively glowy here but the colours aren't perfectly accurate - Collide is hotter in person and Gamma possibly looks a little softer or peachier? I think the orange overpowers the pink a little in these pictures. Here is a really attractive 'phone photo:
Collide looks more like this most of the time - the 'true' colours (shining throoough) are probably somewhere in the middle and probably more neon. Also, you can see the effect on my middle finger much more clearly here.
SO. I had originally painted my nails white with the intention of trying out the 'watercolour' technique but it wasn't exactly working for me so I've shelved that for the time being. I didn't want the effort of painting my nails white to go to waste, though, so neon seemed like the natural choice!
|Awkward thumb, hello to you!|
This was more or less a 'make it up as I go along' affair. Index to pinkie we have: neon clouds; saran wrap technique (I think I first learned this from Chelsea's tutorial but there are others out there, too); some funky lines; and a psychedelic swirly thing which makes me think of lollipops. Some excellent naming there. My thumb echoes my ring finger but runs horizontally rather than vertically. I painted everything (except my middle finger) using little brushes. The outlines are Barry M Gold Foil, which is a go-to nail art polish for me; and the studs are from this set by BornPretty, stuck on with a blob of top coat and sealed with layer of the same.
I really love this combo - it's so fun and happy! I just wish (again) that it was easier to photograph.
What do you think? Will you be sporting some feisty neons this summer?