The weather in Philadelphia today was much like living in a greenhouse. I decided it was time to bring out the neons! Warhol is the first shade I am going to share from Color Club's Poptastic Collection. These neons will be appearing on my nails to coordinate with summer temperatures.
Using white Konad special polish, I stamped part of the daisy image from Bundle Monster plate BM12. There were two smaller flowers I excluded. I thought they would read more as dots than as flowers on the nail. In the center of the larger daisies, I placed hot pink crystals. For the three smaller flowers to the side I alternated with pink pearls, mirror gems, and white pearls. I decided one flower for my pinky nail made sense. My little nail works better as a bud vase than housing a giant bouquet.
I will ask you to use your imagination when viewing the photos. Neons become shy around digital cameras. In real life, Warhol is a searingly bright pink.
My owl ring is peeking out near a purple petal.
I painted three coats of Warhol over two coats of Brucci 2 in 1 Nail Perfection, a whitening base coat. I discovered a little trick for speeding up the dry time when trying to build a polish to opacity. I started with my whitening base coat the night before and added quick dry spray. Drying drops would also be useful for this purpose.
I completed the manicure in the morning. This method worked so well! I didn't have to worry about waiting for additional dry time for the added coats. There was no bubbling from my being too impatient to let each coat dry sufficiently before painting on another. I think this is going to be my new standard for applying neons and pastels.
What do you ladies think about neons? It's a category of polish I never had experimented with before I started blogging. I now love wearing neon shades in July and August especially. I think of them as part of summer, like picnics and fireflies.
Warhol was sent to me for review. This shade along with the entire Color Club Poptastic Collection can be purchased from victoriasnailsupply.com.
Happy painting, ladies!