Essie Poppy Razzi Collection: Camera & Action Nail Polish (Pictures)
Essie's newest collection, "Poppy Razzi", consists of 4 neon nail polishes. First, a little info about me: I don't like neons. They are my least favorite type of nail polish (even beating out 'frost'). This is particularly troublesome especially since this season's biggest trend is neon. I figured I should remain open-minded and at least try a few before declaring to the world that I "hate" neon polish.
Here is the first one I tried, "Action". Essie calls this, "vibrant light orange neon". I'd love to think of this as the color of orange popsicles (which is what my 5 year old told me this looked like), or some other refreshing citrus reference. Unfortunately, all I can think of is "Kraft Macaroni & Cheese" :D
Then there is "Camera", a "brilliant coral-pink neon" (Essie.com). This! THIS I can get behind! This calls to mind a more intense neon version of my favorite jelly polish from last year, OPI's "Guy Meets Galveston".
Here's the deal: I used 3 layers of polish for each color. These are on the sheer side, and Essie recommends layering them over a white polish to get a more opaque look (The display for these has Essie's 'Blanc' on it as well). I did them by themselves because I was curious. I like the jelly sort of effect they have, but if you are not a fan of 'visible nail line' then trying these over white.
Overall, I'm glad I stopped being so cynical about neons and gave them a try. I may even go back and get the other 2, "Lights" and "Bazooka" ...maybe...baby steps.