Hi, you guys! Hope you're in the midst of a great week! :) I had a long holiday weekend, which went by way too fast as usual, and I made the mistake of doing too much. So I came out of it really exhausted and just spent yesterday in a daze trying to recover and mentally get back to work. :P
Today, I've got the new Neons by OPI Collection to share with you. This set of six bright shades are the first full-size neons that OPI is adding to its permanent collection. (About time, yep!) If you guys know me, you know I love neons, so you can imagine my sheer excitement here. Just a quick note: a white base was released with this collection, but all the swatches below are without it (more on that below). But enough jibber jabber... here are the colors! :D
Hotter Than You Pink
Down to the Core-al
Life Gave Me Lemons
You Are So Outta Lime!
Juice Bar Hopping
Push & Pur-pull
As is typical of polishes with neon pigment, all six of these dry to some degree to a satiny/matte finish, so you'll need to top coat for glossy shine. While the formulas are all easy to work with, some of these do dry a little faster than normal due to the neon pigment, so work fast and don't go over the same area too many times or you risk getting uneven results.
Overall, this is a fun and colorful collection, and I'm thrilled with it. It's great to finally see OPI put out full-sized neons this summer instead of the minis they've done in prior years. My favorite thing about this collection is that most of these colors (with the exception of maybe Push & Pur-pull) look great and sufficiently bright without needing a white base first. I can never get the colors to line up with the white base near the cuticles, and it would drive me crazy to see the white peek out from under the color, so I'm glad that's not necessary with these.
I'm pretty much in love with the whole collection, but if I had to pick favorites, I would go with Hotter Than You Pink and Down to the Core-al for their neon shimmery goodness, and You Are So Outta Lime! for being an amazing shade of green.
What do you think of this collection? Which colors are your favorites and will be joining your stash? And do you usually wear neons with a white base, or do you skip it like me and hope for the best?
You can find the Neons by OPI shades at your local nail salons and beauty stores such as Ulta and Dillard's for a retail price of $9 for each 0.5 fl oz bottle.
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