Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Neon nails


What's an indecisive girl to do when she gets a new box of 6 nail polishes? I was excited to get this set of neon nail polishes from OPI's new summer collection, but I had trouble deciding which colour to use first. Neon's one of those colours that I'm always a bit wary of. Will the colour look exactly as pictured? Will it match my skin tone? So I decided that there was only one way to find out: Use them all at once.

I'm not great at putting on nail art or even putting on solid nail polish. I thought that the best route was to go for the splattered neon look. It's fun, retro, a great way to brighten up black nail polish in the summer, and best of all, it's allowed to look messy. I'm glad I went with this because now, I've gotten a view of what the colours look like dry and now I'm even more excited to use my favourites! The nail polish dries matte, which is great if you want a more subtle neon look. And they dried very nicely visible and pigmented. The pink one actually dries into a glowy indigo/pink depending on your lighting and the thickness of the coat.

How to get the splattered nail polish look: Since I'm a complete amateur, I made this process as easy as possible. I took the string from a teabag and used that as my brush. After dipping the end of the string into the colour you want, gentle dab the string onto your nails. Like I said before, the best part of this is that it's supposed to look messy, so uneven strokes are no problem at all!

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32 comments:

  1. I think you ARE great in putting on nail art! looks fantastic!

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  2. Neon nail polishes are such a great idea to freshen up any summer outfit! I really loved the idea of putting all those colors together- the outcome looks so effortless and so chic! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  3. These colours are amazinga I really love the splattered nail effect
    Tara x

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  4. Gorgeous! I really, really like this look!
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  5. I can't stop looking at those nails! I can't believe you did them by yourself. Truthfully, I can't grow my own nails -- I'm gross and I bite them. I have to get fake ones and paint those. But yours are real and fabulous. Splatter on!

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahh what a cute and fun way to incorporate all the colors! That's a great idea - I think I'm going to try that nail look this weekend. Neons are perfect for summer :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  7. super colours:)) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  8. Loving the splatter paint nail art idea! Brittani actually has their neon pink on her toes right now, but they're all such great colors!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  9. I love the nail polish colors and the design!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  10. Cute design! I love the idea :)

    <3 Emi
    silver & lemon

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  11. Ahhh! Love your nails, and the set looks fantastic!!! *__* /drooling over here.

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  12. Oh, I adore these neon shades! My fave is the pale green. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogpspot.com

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  13. Ooh this nail art mani looks great! I just love the colors around the black:) Great photos with it!
    xo Olivia

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  14. This nail art is amaze, love your blog! Following on bloglovin!
    -Kosi
    http://www.onecreatesoneself.com

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  15. Beautiful colors! I love OPI! thanks for sharing this post , I definitely will buy this set!
    Kisses.
    xx cvety
    cvetybaby.com
    Instagram Facebook

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  16. Good tip on the teabag's string! I suck at things like that too. I tend to be quite messy when it comes to nail polish. Nice colors =)

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  17. Wow, those black colorful nails look awesome!!!
    xoxo Kirsten

    http://www.thedressbakery.blogspot.com

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  18. That was such a good idea!! I need to try this. Love your pictures <3

    Jessica | streetandsheer

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  19. Great colors! I think Neons are perfect for summer. Especially with a tan!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  20. Omg I am OBSESSED with OPI colors. I need all of these now!! Neons are so perfect for summer, and I love what you did!!

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  21. I love getting creative with my nails! The salon I go to always gets excited to play around with my nails! This really looks so nice!! xxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow great nail art! Using the teabag string sounds like a great idea! I will have to try it sometime!!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  23. Great nail art ! It's really pretty !

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  24. Wow! That nail art is awesome <3 Sooo pretty! Wish I could do these kinds of designs :(

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

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  25. Love those nailpolishes!! xx

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  26. Love it!! Your style and photos are always so artistic and perfect! xx

    www.shineonsilver.blogspot.com

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  27. Great post dear!

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    Roxx~

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  28. Nice job! Nails look so fun. :D
    Photos on your blog are amazing. Love it :)

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  29. hahaha what to do with 6 nailpolishes? You did a great job! love it
    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  30. I love that collection of Neon nail polishes, especially splashed around your nails like that. It's so Chanel S/S 2014!

    ♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
    twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole

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