Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tone it down NEON!

All caps is sort of how I feel about neons, sometimes. They're like your parents when you were a teenager, you feel like you can't take them anywhere! 
Too loud, too bright, too bold.
I get it. 

So, how do you tone down a neon polish?
You could wear it without a white base. 
You can see in that post, that some of them are a lot less bright without a white base.


Tips on Tuesday ALERT!
Do a neon French Tip!

Whenever I have a strong desire to do a neon on my fingers, I usually do tips. That way, I can still get away with wearing such a loud polish to work, because it isn't too stand-outish. You get the little bit o' pop without all the wham-bam in your face kind of color.

You can follow my Easy French Tip Tutorial HERE to get this look!

Polishes used:
First 2 photos: SH base coat, 1 coat Essie Mademoiselle (a light pink to cover staining), 1 coat Essie Pure Pearlfection (some sparkle!), Fresh Paint Guava (bright peach), and I used a base coat of CG White on White with WnW Nerd Alert: Screech (green), top coat NYC
2nd 2 photos: SH Base coat, CG White on White for the base before WnW Nerd Alert: Screech (green) and Sinful Colors 24/7, top coat NYC.

What do you think, reader? Fancy new fun way to wear some neons?


  1. Seriously perfect!!! Obsessed with the pink and green!!

  2. Not sure I'd ever feel the need to "tone down" my polish, haha, but I love the nail art and would definitely wear it! Love that you have a different color accent, haven't seen that with french tips!

    - Toria


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