I’m back with a new Kiki London Gel collection today and this time it’s their summer Neon Vibes shades! There are 6 gel polished, 4 of which glow under UV light. I was very excited about this release and I’m not disappointed!
Better late than never, right? Yep, I’ve had these polishes sat in my swatch pile for MONTHS, literally. And now summer is almost over and the collection is no available to buy from For Your Nails Only, sadly. I still wanted to share them with you anyway because they’re so bright and fun! Read More »
Today I have the Models Own Festival Collection for you, it’s a set of 5 polishes which includes 4 neon brights and one glitter topper. I didn’t buy these products but I won them in a competition they were running so I can’t wait to share them with you… Bottle shots show without topcoat and the bottom pictures show with for all but the glitter topper which doesn’t have a topcoat 🙂
Green Fields is a bright neon green that needed 3 coats but it dried quickly and is shiny without a topcoat. The brushes in these polishes are quite thin and square which don’t best suit my nails but it works okay.
Blue Skies is a gorgeous bright blue, blue isn’t ever really neon but it’s bright! This applied opaque in 2 thin coats. The only issue I had was that in my particular bottle the brush was warped (pictured above) which made it hard to apply but I might just trim off the bent bristles.. we’ll see.
Purple Bandana is a neon pink toned purple. I think I rushed my application here and my topcoat in the bottom picture must have had blue on the brush 😦 But this is so pigmented that you only need 2 coats and could probably get away with one well applied coat if needs must.
Pink Wellies is a bright neon pink that applied smoothly to opaque in 2 coats once again.
Colour Explosion is a glitter topper that has a clear base containing an array of hex glitters of various sizes in peach, pale yellow, pale green, blue and holographic. I think it goes well with all the colours and you get good coverage with one coat, I don’t think it’s buildable to wear alone though.
So there we have it – a splash of colour before the summer finally escapes us! These are my first Models Own polishes and I’m pretty impressed with the formula so I might have to give some of their other collections a go.
Available to purchase for £4.99 at Superdrug, Models Own Bottle Shops or online.
It’s finally here! I know I said I would post this a while ago but I’ve been busy finishing off my exams for uni but now that I’m free I finally have change to write this blog entry!
These are my first OPI polishes AND my first neons! How exciting. I got this set on eBay for £14.99. First off, how cute are the mini bottles!? Unfortunately the minis set doesn’t come with the Put a Coat On ‘boosting base coat’ so I went ahead and swatched without it because I can’t really afford it right now! I’ve already spent too much, I’m sadly on a no-buy. All pictures show polish alone on all fingers but the pinky which is swatched on top of white.
First up is Juice Bar Hopping which is a hot, bright, tangerine orange! This is the least pigmented of the colours, which surprised me and took 4 coats alone and 2 over white. Application was nice and smooth though.
Next is Life Gave Me Lemons which is a lime/yellow colour – it definitely has a green colour to it on my nails but looks more yellow over white. This was opaque is just 3 coats and 1 over a white base! I didn’t think it would have such great coverage.
You So Outta Lime is a – you got it – lime green colour, although this doesn’t look too neon to me? What do you think? Opaque in 3 coats but strangely takes 2 coats over white for even coverage. (sorry if it looks a bit streaky on my pinky, I got impatient…)
Push and Pur-pull is one of my favourites of this collection. It’s a lush deep grape purple, I wouldn’t call it a neon but I love it none the less. It’s opaque in 3 coats but takes 2 over white. Now I REALLY rushed the pinky swatch, my white polish was taking forever to dry 😦 I did redo it but I can’t locate the photo but I promise it looks fab over white – it really pops. I might get time to swatch it again for you at some point.
The next 2 polishes have an iridescent shimmer to them, which is hard to capture in the photos but it’s visible on the nail. First up is Hotter Than You Pink, which is definitely a hot pink. If you’ve read my blog before I’m not a huge fan of pink so this doesn’t wow me… I can imagine you pink fans would love it though. Opaque and streak-free in 3 coats and 1 coat covers the white fine, which it makes it pop that little bit more.
Finally, we have my other favourite of the collection – Down to the Core-al. I LOVE this one. It’s a little unusual for me to like a colour like this because they don’t seem to suit me because I’m so pale but I’ll definitely be wearing this one. This one did take 4 coats to be streak free however but only 1 over the white so thats better!
I do like this mini collection. I can see me using up some of the polishes, which might be a first… but they are small. I would say do a white base coat first, especially if you’re lucky and have one that is opaque in 1 coat because it will cut down the amount of time spent painting your nails! If you’re on a budget like me, it’s worth picking up this Little Bits of Neon because you get 6 polishes for the amount of about 1 full size OPI – it also means you don’t have to choose!
Hope you like them, I know I do!
I’ll be back soon with my June Nail Art Challenge for Father’s Day.