Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday Stamping and Nicole Neons
I have a very special Sunday Stamping post! Today's challenge was to stamp over a skittle design and I just happened to have the perfect polishes for a skittle.
I recently received the new Nicole Neon Minis for review!
"Nicole by OPI launches its first neon nail lacquer with two limited edition mini kits. Scandalous! Neons includes vivid shades of blue, purple and pink while the Notorious! Neons includes vibrant shades of green, fuchsia and orange.
Each Neons kit includes a special white base coat, to be applied before adding color, allowing true neon pigments to pop. “These kits offer the hottest hues in a mini size to complement summer styles,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Think of your nails as a blank canvas. With these color combinations, there are endless options for creating works of art.”
In addition to the white base, Scandalous! Neons includes: Blue Neon (this blatant blue is deliberately belligerent), Purple Neon (this attention-seeking purple is a real publicity hound), and Pink Neon (this pink's purpose is to provoke your senses).
Along with white base, Notorious! Neons includes: Green Neon (this gossip-stirring green is the talk of the town), Fuchsia Neon (this fuchsia is famous for being unabashedly bold), and Orange Neon (this outrageous orange doesn't know the meaning of meek).
“The shades included in both sets are perfect for accessorizing fingers and toes with bright pops of color,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The first step is to apply the white base coat followed by the desired neon shade; finish with one coat of Nicole by OPI Top Coat Plus to achieve intense neon color with a glossy finish.”"
The set comes with a white base polish. I applied one coat. The purpose of this base color is to help the neons pop on your nails.
The application of these polishes was good and fair. Fuchsia, Blue and Green were still quite streaky in two coats.
The other weird thing was that Fuchsia took on an orange tone once applied. As you can see by looking at my index finger.
If I was wearing this as a skittle I would have added another coat to the streaky ones, however I am adding my stamping design!
For my design, I used PUEEN34 and the white base that came with these sets.
The white base was perfect for stamping! I really loved the end result of this design! These shades will be perfect for summer!
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Scandalous! Neons and Notorious! Neons mini packs will be available in stores beginning May 2013 for $10 each at retailers including Meijer, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kroger, and ShopKo.
Top Coat Plus will be sold alongside the kits for $7.99. In Canada, the kits will be available for $12.50 each and Top Coat Plus for $10.99 at Loblaw, Jean Coutu, Rexall, London Drugs, and Shoppers Drug Mart.
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