September 12, 2010

China Glaze: Shocking Pink

Oh neon, how I love thee...  There's just something that screams summer about wearing neon.  It makes you look tanner, and you can't be cold looking at neon colors.  It's like Miami or Havana or something else warm and colorful.  And per a reader request, I threw it on my nails!

This is (unfortunately) 6 coats of China Glaze Shocking Pink all by itself.  I can see some VNL in the photos, but I couldn't really see it in real life.  Application was pretty bad, but most neons are.  It's thin and watery and had some horrible cuticle drag.  It's still streaky after 6 coats... so I gave up.  It dried to a satiny type finish.  Of course, neons are hard to capture on camera so these photos are the most color accurate I came out with.

Ewww!  Look at the streaks and drags!  Blech.  I was tempted to keep going with the coats, but I felt wasteful.  Anything over 4 coats is just too much.  I think this would have fared better over white.  Or maybe even a mannequin base.  I think my coats were probably a little thinner than they should have been too.  Plus I didn't use a base coat, so that may have added to the difficulty, lol.  It's a great hot pink, but neons are just so difficult!


Twister said...

Thank you so much. I think this is the color I am looking for. If I get it I will put it over a white for sure. =^)

Midge said...

@twister - glad to help you out! I would def recommend going with the white base. it'll make it brighter pink too, hehe

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