China Glaze Flirty Tankini. Wow… talk about a name. Not a fan. Anyways, Flirty Tankini is from the 2012 Summer Neons collection. It’s an coral that looks more pink in certain lighting and more orange in others. It’s got tiny silver, pink and coral shimmer in it. It’s unique as far as neons go but it’s not neon enough for me. I feel like the subtle shimmer dulls out the neon effect quite a bit. It’s still a nice summer color but… not for me. I’m not really digin it. I know it looks nice in pictures but it just leaves me feeling so meeehhhh. Yaknow?
On a more positive note: I just got home from a Train concert and it was fucking amazing. It’s been on my bucket list to see Drops of Jupiter performed live for a long time now and my wish has finally come true. It was amazing. The whole concert in general was. It was way better than I had hoped it would be. If they come to a town near you on their upcoming tour and you’re even the slightest of a fan, you should go. You’ll love it. And because it’s totes apropos and I look for any excuse to use this song anywhere for anything… at all… here is Train – Drops of Jupiter. My favorite.
Since this is my first year not getting out of school for summer, I’ve had a hard time defining when my summer started/is going to start. Even though it’s not technically summer yet, I usually consider Memorial Day the unofficial kick off to summer. But for some reason (most likely because I don’t have school telling me when my summer vacation begins) I haven’t really gotten into summer mode yet. Well, the weather is warm and the fair has come to town and I figure I need to stop wearing dark polishes and start wearing some brights and neons to help kick me into summer mode. So to start off, I put on the perfect summer polish… China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, A bright, neon coral cream… and my all time favorite polish to wear in the summer. I think this will be the start of a week straight of neons for me.
What are some of your favorite neon polishes?
Glad so many of you were amused by my post yesterday. My brother told me I was dumb. But I was dying laughing so I made myself post it anyways, hoping some other 90′s souls would find it as funny as I did. So I’m glad it gave you all a good laugh. All nine of you.
And hey!, guess what?! Turns out that Spoiled Did I Dye It Too Blonde is the perfect base layer for a polish that I love, despite it being so sheer, NYX Rainbow Sparkle. I love Rainbow Sparkle but even with like, 4 or 5 coats it’s still super sheer… and I hate that. Sooooo I thought, well, since I already have on a polish with basically the same exact base color, why mot layer Rainbow Sparkle on top?! Why not, indeed. And so I did. This is two coats over 3 layers of DIDITB?. And I must say, it looks much better layered than it does alone. Another perfect summer neon indeed.
Today I’m sharing with you another great polish by Spoiled by Wet n Wild. Did I Dye It Too Blonde? is a neon highlighter yellow jelly that’s just about opaque (opaque enough) in three coats. I have been dying to own a neon highlighter yellow polish for like, two years. Ever since Essie came out with one (I can’t remember the name of it but I do remember that I never ended up finding it for a price I was willing to pay) I’ve been neeeeeeding one. I think Sinful has one that looks similar but from what I’ve heard, it has a terrible formula. Lucky for me, DIDITB? has a pretty good formula. It’s not streaky, not runny, not too thick and it dries with a fairly decent time, which is important when you need three somewhat thick coats. And, I got it on sale… BOGO50%!! These polishes retail for less than two bucks anyways which is cheap. If you need a good highlighter yellow polish (which, trust me, you do) look no further than your local CVS Spoiled display. Can I get a HOOO-RAY!!?
I’ve been listening to the Speak Now World Tour CD nonstop for the past few days and it got me to thinking that I really like the color of Taylor’s purple chiffon dress that she wear’s for a good chunk of the performances on the tour. I went looking through my stash, knowing I didn’t own a polish even close in color to the dress but hoping I would find something similar enough to fill the lemming. Sure enough, I found a no name Hot Topic polish, a polish someone gave me over a year ago that still had never even worn and all of a sudden there it was… the exact color I was looking for and dying to wear. I love when that happens… when you want to wear a polish so bad and you just so happen to own it without even knowing it. It’s an awesome feeling.
And because I can’t get away with mentioning a Taylor dress and not showing you which dress I’m talking about, here’s her in said dress performing You Belong With Me during her Speak Now World Tour.
China Glaze Sun Worshiper. A polish I’ve had sitting in my collection, unused, since it was first released. This entire week So Cal is expecting on and off rain so I took advantage of the sun before the storm and broke out my first neon of the year. Sun Worshiper is a neon orange creme. It’s much more yellow and less red than it looks in the pictures. It’s about the same color s the bottle color. I really like this polish a lot and can see myself wearing it in the summer a lot. The only downfall to this polish was the terrible formula. It’s sheer, streaky, and takes four coats to be fully opaque and get rid of the streakiness. Luckily, since it’s a neon it dries matte so you don;t really have to wait between coats to prevent dragging. Normally any polish that is a four coater is automatically a loser in my book. I can barely take applying three coats so four is almost always out of the question. But I like the color a lot so it’s a keeper.
The weather here in So Cal has been a bit on the grey side so I thought I would brighten up my day by wearing a polish that is neon pink; one of the best sorts there is. This is Zoya Ali and it is in my opinion one of the best neon pinks out there. Minus the formula. The formula, not so great. It’s thick. It doesn’t dry quickly… like, at all. You need to leave a good amount of time between coats to prevent dragging and goopyness. It’s basically a headache of a formula. But the color… oh the color. It’s gorgeous. It’s a slightly red toned, warm neon pink creme. This is probably the most neon out of all the neon pinks I’ve worn. Seriously, I love it. If you can deal with less than perfect formula and you love neon pink, you need this polish.