Thursday, May 31, 2012

Neon Melon - Review





Let me get this straight: I'm not a girly girl (seriously? Pink? Fluffy dresses? Enough makeup to look like a clown? Gag.) I love color. Especially bright, in-your-face obnoxious colors. 

When I saw the large bin of neon nail polishes for only $1.99 a pop, both the penny pincher and color lover in me came to an immediate agreement: Must.have. (and that is not often). 

The End.

But not really.

I got two other colors, neon orange and dirt brown (want to see? Let me know), and while I have not tried the latter yet, I love both the neon colors. 



If you've tried it before, you know how hard it is to to capture neon's true color. The left photo is an accurate representation of the color of my hand. The right is pretty much the actual color of the polish - depending on its mood. Sometimes it decides to turn into strange hues in different lighting. I swear it was plotting against me.

This color is streaky, it took me two coats on top of a white base coat to get the right shade. And side note: the white base coat on neons do make a difference. It brightens and brings out the color without you having to layer on enough polish to paint a small house. 

The drying time was fast, probably around 1 minute. It also chipped fast, but that's normal for me since I work with my hands a lot. For the average wearer, I'd say this would last a good 2+ days before chipping. 

What's your favorite nail polish color?

21 comments:

  1. That is some great polish! The yellow is my favorite. :)

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  2. I have this bright orange polish I got on clearance at Target a couple of years ago...I love it. I tan really well, so it goes fantastic with Summer Bronzed skin :)

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  3. Awesome! I love neon colors as well! I actually have neon green (Island Girl, Aloha Color) on my hands too which is epic :)) check my blog out? :) x followed your blog as you are a great blogger! x

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  4. Oh my word I love these colors! So cute for Summer! :)

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  5. I'm not really a fan of neon nails, but that color looks great on you :) Especially with your tan skin tone.(I prefer dark reds and bright blues. They go better with my pale, pale skin.)

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  6. Awesome! i love colors like that!!

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  7. Hey, its Laura! I'm trying to post more often, change up the look, and get my blog going again! You can come and check it out, and preferably comment and/or follow! Hope you will, and enjoy!
    Laura.

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  8. i love so much this color! i want this too! where can i buy it?

    come visit my blog and give me ur opinion :)
    http://elenellis.blogspot.it/

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  9. This is so awesome - I love neon on nails! Unfortunately I'm a hot mess with my nails and get nail polish everywhere!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi dear! This is a nice review. And I really love this color, I think this will be perfect for summer or may be just add some nail art on it! My favorite color for this time are something bright and a little bit neon. Pink, yellow, and orange are perfect! <3 I really love your blog, do you mind to follow each other blogs? I think it will great to stay update with your latest post! ^^

    xoxo
    http://vinnyms.blogspot.com/

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  11. right now i'm loving pastels like turquoise and lavender. but i love your neon...it's good to know about the white base coat.

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  12. great review, girl! i've been wanting to try neon polish for a while. great tips on wearing the white base coat under ;)
    xo TJ

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  13. Lovely and bright and I'm loving that the colour hue seems to change depending what light your in.

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. woow it's a lovely colour, I love it for this summer :)

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  15. Right now my nails are sparkly pink! But neon is perfect for summer; maybe I'll give it a try :)

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  16. I am so grateful to have found your blog! I love the style in which you write, what you write about and just generally the whole layout is the epitome of perfect!
    I am your newest follower!

    Love from, Eternal Archive

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  17. This is awesome!!! I have a color that is like exactly like that, and I LOVE it. I agree with you, neon colors all the way! lol

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  18. that's super fun! I just had my toes done this awesome glittery teal/blue that matched my favorite pair of jeans perfect, so it matched a ton of outfits. love it when that happens :).

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  19. awesome color !! love it on your hands !!

    "It brightens and brings out the color without you having to layer on enough polish to paint a small house." lol that's so funny i know exactly what you mean :D

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