OPI has release their very first collection of full sized Neons! Take a peek:
First, check out their new basecoat, Put A Coat On It. This white creme base will make your neons POP! This is 2 layers:
Down To The Core-al- a bright coral with shimmer (2 layers on top of 2 layers of Put A Coat On It):
You Are So Outta Lime!- soft, yet bright lime green (3 layers with no base coat):
Hotter Than You Pink- a neon pink with a violet shimmer (3 layers with no base coat):
Push & Pur-pull- a jelly-like, bright grape polish (3 layers with no base coat):
Juice Bar Hopping- a creamy bold tangerine (3 layers shown with no base coat):
Life Gave Me Lemons- a lemon-lime cream (3 layers shown with no base coat):
The formulas on each of these were superb, especially since neons are notorious for being difficult to work with. I wore "Life Gave Me Lemons" for 3 days ( a lifetime in nail polish hoarder world) and had no chipping or signs of wear at all!
Some things to note about the white base coat- try to do as little layers as possible. You don't want to end up with multiple layers of white AND multiple layers of neon as this could make you more chip & peeling-prone. You also have to take care when going over the white base with your color, because you don't necessarily want the white poking through at the edges at all.
Which OPI Neons will you be rocking this Summer??!
Some parting info from OPI:
Neons by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor (for professionals only) formulas beginning May 2014. Nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application and will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!