You know you’re in the midst of summer when you’re craving neon nails! I’m a little neon obsessed so the idea of a hot neon manicure is right up my alley.
Have you worked with neon nail polishes before? If yes, you’ll know that they can be a challenge as they can be: streaky, patchy, watery, too thin etc. In the world of neon polishes, there are only a few that work amazingly well (formula and vibrancy). I posted my favourite neon polish a couple of years ago and nothing has really come close since.
OPI Tru Neons
Neons are making a fashion comeback, and OPI recently released the OPI Tru Neons, a collection of six vibrant nail lacquer shades. As with most neon polishes, they are brighter and better when paired with a white base coat. OPI Tru Neons comes with its own white base coat “Put a Coat On”, but if you have a white nail polish, it works just as well.Neon nail polishes are notoriously difficult to photograph (they are never as neon in photos as they are in real life) but above I’m showing you the difference between the OPI Tru Neons with and without white undies. Take my word for it, that they’re brighter WITH, aside from the green (Green Come True) and blue (Correctamundo), where I didn’t see a huge difference.
Pants on Fire! is also really bright when paired with white undies.Not the brightest of neons, Precisely Pinkish is a stunning bright pink.Correctomundo is a gleaming twilight blue. The formula is a little thick, but it evens out quite nicely.Green Come True is my least favourite in the collection, mainly because I’m not a green lover. It’s bright, but neon? Not really. You do have to be careful with application as well, because the formula can be a little streaky if you applied evenly.
OPI Tru Neons Nail Art
A neon collection isn’t complete without testing it with some nail art! Above I used Snail Vinyls Chevrons and a dotting tool to complete this look.I liked how this OPI Tru Neon nail art turned out – what do you think?
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Until next time,