Since Spring arrived early this year, I felt like wearing some bright colors on my nails this past weekend. Last summer matte neon glitters were all the rage and I was so glad when I finally managed to get some of Lush Lacquer's New Neons. But then I ended up wearing only Freckles and the other shades got lost in my drawers. Shame on me! So it was about time to pull out Blurple and Splish Splash. I recently got Essie Marshmallow in a swap and thought that was a nice combo. Initially I had planned to do a glitter sandwich, but I was afraid Marshmallow might obscure the matte glitter too much, so I simply wore two coats of the neon glitter over Essie Marshmallow.
Man, if only I had known Essie's Marshmallow is a pain to work with. It is very sheer and goes on patchy and uneven, so I had a hard time laying down a base for my neon glitters. Somehow I managed to get a more or less even base. Afterwards I applied two coats of either Blurple or Splish Splash from Lush Lacquer. I wish the large hexes were easier to apply, because I had to fish for them quite a bit. Still I love the look of these matte almost translucent glitters. As a top coat I tried Glisten & Glow's HK Girl for the first time. Sadly it took a long time to dry my manicure, but that was probably due to the thick coats I applied to get everything even-looking. It also caused some bubbling of the polish, so I really hope that is not a general feature of this praised top coat. I will keep you updated on how HK Girl performs!
Did you already pull out the brights for this Spring season or are your nails still in winter mood?
Thanks for reading,