04 March 2018

#52weeknailchallenge - week 9: Neon

Hi everyone,


my husband is over at his cousins place for a poker evening (with chips, not real money... that's for bills and nail polish ;) so what better way to spend some time but to do my nails. I could only do the ninth prompt of the Weekly Nail Art Challenge after Friday as neon isn't really appreciated much at work. Sure, I can pull it off during summer when there's a day without meetings with customers, but that was not the case last week so the neons I picked had to wait until the weekend. After kissing hubby goodbye and running back inside where it was warm instead of the polar temperatures we're having at the moment, I sat down and had some fun with an eye searing neon and its pastel sister. Combined with black and white this is the result:


I started out by painting my pinky with Cirque Colors Memento Mori, a one coat wonder pitch black creme that is also great for stamping. My ring finger was done with two thin coats of Cirque Colors Carpe Diem, a cool white creme. The remaining three nails were painted with one coat of Pretty Serious Peachie Poo, a pastel neon peach that is just perfect, both color and formula. I used a sponge to create a gradient using Peachie Poo and Cirque Colors Sin City, a blinding neon coral that I used at the tips of my nails.

For my accent nail I picked up a floral image from MoYou Trend Hunter 02 and used a tiny detail brush to color in the flowers on my stamp with Sin City and the buds with Peachie Poo, after which I gently pressed the colored in stamp on my ring finger. Last but not least after waiting for everything to dry I painted a generous coat of Seche Vite on all nails and that was it.


These are the polishes I used:

Cirque Colors Carpe Diem, Pretty Serious Peachie Poo, Cirque Colors Sin City, Cirque Colors Memento Mori

I wasn't looking forward to doing a neon manicure in the midst of winter. It just didn't feel right. But I have to admit it's so cheerful I can't help but smile when I look at my nails and wish for summer to arrive, or at least spring! I hope you like my nails too :)



Cirque Colors Memento Mori, Carpe Diem and Sin City were bought from Pretty Polish.
Pretty Serious Peachie Poo was bought from Hypnotic Polish.

4 comments:

  1. !!!! Omg !!!! Cindy is doing great and can you just stop with these awesome mani's.

    It is definitely eye searing neon and I love it.

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    1. Hehe, thanks! I was actually doubting whether I should post this or not... neon definitely isn't my thing in winter ;)

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  2. The floral pattern looks fantastic in this combination and I love how the gradient came out! The transition looks so neat and pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! I used to avoid gradients as I thought they were very hard but I love doing them now that I've found they're not that scary :)

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