Before you continue with today’s post I would advise you to reach for a pair of sunglasses, because today I will be showing you a highlighter-neon yellow which, by the way, photographed quite accurately for me… but it is a bit harmful to sensitive retinas
This is China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini… and I just HAD to get my hands on it after I saw THIS POST by Mary
Because I’m still just getting accustomed to neons and yellows, I worked this shade into accent nails (rather than a full on manicure).
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini is a highlighter yellow, there really is no better way to describe it. For these photos I applied one coat of Sally Hansen Whirlwind White (which thanks to a sweet reader/friend I now have a stockpile of and don’t have to worry about running out) and two coats of this neon shade. I will say that the formula on this one was quite runny and therefore tricky to work with). Though the white base was dry, the neon almost dragged the white below… Moral of the story, gentle hand and patience is key when applying this shade.
Notice how around the edges of the nail this polish is so neon it almost gives off a green tint?!?!
Unlike holographic shades, which are most beautiful in the sunlight, neons are all the more intense in the shade… my accent nails were literally GLOWING!
I did four accent nails this time. I took the advice of a fellow reader, and on my right hand I painted the ring finger and thumb while my left hand had a neon pinky and pointer finger. At first I thought this would add to a ‘chaotic’ look, but with two hands side by side the manicure looked funky and uniform. I LOVE IT! (unfortunately, I didn’t take a two handed photo)
For the rest of the nails I applied two coats of China Glaze Pelican Grey. The stamping was done with Konad plate m72 (which you might remember was also featured in Monday’s post) and Sally Hansen Black Creme. I hope you don’t mind me re-using the stamp twice within one week. I just got this stamp (long lemming of mine) and really couldn’t help but try it again (this way hopefully you see it in a soft manicure as well as a vibrant one).