Summer is the season of neon. On tips. On toes. On tweens in every mall causing bad 80's flashbacks for those of us old enough to remember those bad decisions the first time around. China Glaze brought us their annual Summer Neons collection for Summer 2012.
First up is Love's A Beach.
Love's A Beach is a bright pink with shimmer. The shimmer is a nice touch that is uncommon in a neon and gives the polish a pearl-like finish. Neon polishes are bright on their own, but pop even more over a white base. I used Finger Paints base coat, 2 coats of Love's A Beach- over 2 coats of WnW White Creme on my ring and index fingers, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat on my middle and index fingers. The formula was good and application was smooth. Like all neons this one dries matte, well really more satin because of the shimmer, but top coat will give you a nice shiny finish. The shimmer is subtle, but still noticeable even without top coat.
Indoor Natural Light
Indoor with Flash
Can you see the difference with the white base? As always please click to enlarge the pictures for better detail. You know I'm not a big pink person, but this might make an appearance on my toes before the summer ends.
Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the company for consideration.