What better way to get back into blogging than by putting up a NOTD post?
To most it would probably be the worst way but to me, a self-proclaimed nail painting goddess (who am I kidding; I'm merely an egotistical enthusiast), it is the only way. In this skin cooking heat mixed with bouts of intense humidity we've been wading through this month I'm really not kidding every time I say I haven't done much in terms of makeup. Painting my nails, however, is a wonderful constant in my life even when the weather is far from.
Just like with my last nail art endeavor, this was a manicure inspired by Pinterest. And while it isn't exactly the same (it was much more subtle and 'elegant' looking with richer colors) I am thrilled with the outcome.
I have to be honest with you though: I was not thrilled with one of the polishes.
If you remember waaaaay back when I've already given O.P.I.'s "Don't Pretzel My Buttons" a rave review so it should be pretty obvious that the bad polish in question is Color Club's "Reign In Spain".
I got this in my June Birchbox (last month) and was really excited to slap "Reign In Spain" on my nails because a.) I've had love affairs with multiple Color Club polishes in the past (here and hurr), and b.) the color is so unbelievably perfect for the summer. It is the definition of neon; brighter than a highlighter and blinding in certain lights (okay I exaggerated on the latter but at least you get my point).
Unfortunately the formula, unlike the color, just didn't perform for "Reign In Spain". It gets ridiculously gloopy and thick after application on each nail so you have to shake it (ferociously) at least 10 times to get your nails done.
Alas, I got my nails done and, like said, I'm so tickled with the result!!
If you've ever tried to photograph neon colors before though you can empathize with me when I say this manicure was impossible to photograph and get true-to-color. You'll just have to trust me when I say the slanted neon of "Reign In Spain" against the neutral backdrop of "Don't Pretzel My Buttons" is extremely eye catching and a treat to have on my tips.
Have you done any fun manicures lately?
Any luck with neon polishes (or is it a hue/color that's impossible to formulate well?)?
xoxo - Cassie