Friday, April 13, 2012

LACQUER LUST: China Glaze 'Celtic Sun'



It's officially spring and one of my absolute favorite trends for this season is neon.  I'm the kind of girl who really doesn't wear much color, but neon shades are absolutely my guilty pleasure.  

Now, those of you who are a bit afraid of the neon trend for Spring, I don't blame you.  It's a pretty intimidating trend.  I remember the first time I wore a neon coral top, I felt like I was wearing a huge flashing neon sign and everyone was staring at me, expecting me to explode or something. So, if you aren't ready to dive into the neon trend just yet, the perfect way to incorporate neon into your wardrobe with baby steps is to inject a bit of neon into your nail polish!

One of the best neon nail polishes I've found so far is China Glaze's 'Celtic Sun'.  It is THE perfect neon yellow shade.  Neon yellow isn't the neon shade I would typically go for, but on my nails, I find it to be a great accent, without looking overbearing. 

Although I adore the shade, my one issue with this nail polish is that it's very, very thin.  In order to achieve an opaque look, I have to apply about 10 coats.  Not kidding.  But, each layer does dry very quickly so I was able to have my nails done in less than 30 minutes.  And, when it is opaque, it's absolutely beautiful.

It's a pretty matte nail polish on its own so a good top coat is completely necessary!  In my opinion, neon nail lacquers look best when they're glossy.  My favorite top coat is the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  It applies smooth and gives an impeccable shine.  It does get thick and goopy pretty easily, but that can be easily fixed by a thinner.  

I haven't seen many neon nail polishes on the market, especially from typical brands like O.P.I. and Essie, who tend to stick to more pastels or darker shades.  However, China Glaze has a really good selection of about five beautiful neon shades.  I found mine at my local Sally's Beauty Supply for about 6 dollars but China Glaze can be found at Ulta and online.

So, take a leap into the neon trend (without feeling like you're blinding everyone around you) by painting your nails!

Do you have any favorite nail shades for spring? Let me know as a comment!

xx,
Jordana

8 comments:

  1. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! Love yours as well.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  2. Woah this shade is great, if only it were easy to find in the UK ! xx

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    1. I think American Apparel came out with some neon shades, though I might be wrong!

      xx,
      Jordana

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  3. Perfect COLOR !

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    HIISPYREBEL.

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  4. You can try painting it over white.

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    1. Yeah, I've started doing that and it works perfectly!

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