Friday, June 12, 2015

Neon Chevron nails featuring Orly Passion Fruit and Key Lime Twist

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Hi!

You may see a lot neons from me now that it’s actually Summer in my neck of the woods, prepare yourselves. And I can never just seem to wear a plain neon, I always have to make it crazy and loud and a little obnoxious as if it wasn’t already lol I busted out an untried today, ‘Passion Fruit’ from Orly and paired it with another Orly ‘Key Lime Twist’ because ever since I used a while back it’s been sitting at my polish desk giving me puppy eyes and begging to be used! So I did and I still loves it. Check it out!

Neon Chevron nails featuring Orly Passion Fruit and Key Lime Twist

In the bottle ‘Passion Fruit’ is a red leaning pink but looks a little more pink on the nail, could be because I used a white undie. It applied easily and smoothly but I think next time I’d do 3 thin layers as opposed to 2 thicker, it looks fine but I think it might look a little nicer with 3 thin coats. It dried to a matte rubbery finish but I topped it with a glossy top coat.


Neon Chevron nails featuring Orly Passion Fruit and Key Lime Twist

Neon Chevron nails featuring Orly Passion Fruit and Key Lime Twist

Orly ‘Key Lime Twist’ is a prettyyyyyy great yellow green highlighter shade. It’s very bright but slightly washed out, I think because it has a white crème base as opposed to that weird sheerness most neons have. I did layer it over a white undie (‘White on White’ by China Glaze) BUT I think you could get away without it with this one. I’ll have to try it. It’s just a little thick but I don’t mind because it’s less sheer this way. Still digging it!

Neon Chevron nails featuring Orly Passion Fruit and Key Lime Twist

For the ring and pinky nails, like yesterday’s mani I recycled another swatch I was doing for Love Angeline Stuck on Love Nail Shields. I love how free-hand zig zags and chevrons look but I’m not that great at them so I used the vinyls like a template. After painting on the black (‘Liquid Leather’ by China Glaze) and removing the vinyl I freehanded the pink and yellow lines just following the pattern. I really like how it looks! And it was really easy to do.

Do you share my love for all things neon? I’m always a love of opposite things, I’m a HUGE neutral polish fan and then I love neon. I’m like that with everything when it comes to design lol Thanks for stopping by!

-Angel

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8 comments:

  1. god you look awesome in neons. You should make neons your neutrals.

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  2. I love the chevrons! What a fun mani! It's nice to see neons outside of a marble.

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  3. Girrrrrl, that chevron nail looks amazing! And these neons are so fabulous on you!

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  4. Flaw-freaking-less! It's gorgeous! We should do a mani swap cause I already know what mani I'd like to do XD

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  5. Eeek! I love this nail art look! I'm really hit or miss with neons- some days I love them, and other days they are just too much for me. I definitely love neon nail art that breaks up the colours a little bit.

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  6. I love the way the black makes the neon really pop and the neon makes the black stand out and help define the design.

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  7. This is one of those manis you should never take off! It looks like it was made for you. Beautiful job! I love how you did the chevrons. Utilizing the nail shield then going with the flow. Definitely gives it a free-hand feel.

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  8. These look gorgeous! Love the chevrons

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