Neon Summer Nails

June 11, 2014

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This is easily my favorite nail art to date.  I guess I’ve only done three — but you guys!  Tell me you don’t love it.  It did take an entire episode of The Carrie Diaries to finish, but if you enjoy that sort of thing it’s not a big deal.  Plus I was taking pictures, so there’s that.  I’ve spent a lot of time at Sally’s these past few weeks and I’ve tried just about all their polishes.  I’m going to go ahead and claim Orly as my new favorite polish.  It goes on really smooth, the brush is the perfect size and the color is very pigmented.  I bought this White Base Coat from OPI because there are a million awesome reviews on it but I wasn’t too impressed.  The polish came off only after two days so I’m going to buy this stuff next and see if it works, I’ll let you know what I find.  But the whole white and base in one was a bust.  What are your favorite products?  I’m totally new to all of this!

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What you’ll need and steps ::

  • Base Coat and White Polish — I recommend this and this.  It’s really important to start with a white color when applying fluorescent colors, it’ll help the colors to pop.  Before you apply the Nail Tape, make sure the white is completely dry or it’ll peel off with the tape.
  • Pink Color — any brand, I recommend Orly Va Va Voom.  You can either use the nail polish brush, toothpick or these to get the polish on there.
  • Purple Color — any brand, I recommend Orly Purple Crush
  • Yellow Color — any brand, I recommend Orly Glow Stick
  • Green Color — any brand, but I found this Sally Girl green color to be awesome, plus it was only $.99.  Sally’s was out of this green from Orly but I’d probably trust Fresh to be a cute color.  After it’s completely dry, pull off the tape and apply a top coat
  • Clear Top Coat — any brand, I recommend Seche Vite
  • Nail Polish remover and Q-tips or a brush.  You’ll take the brush and soak it in remover, then clean up the edges of your nails

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What do you guys think?  Do you love it as much as I do?!

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This was not a sponsored post.  I purchased all items on my own.

  • I love this, but I just don’t think I have the patience to do it!!

  • Keeley

    You need to try Jamberry nail wraps!!! I was not a nail girl until Jamberry. But they last up to 2 weeks on fingers (my longest is 16 days! But metallics don’t last as long, just FYI) and up to 6 weeks on toes! If you are liking nail art, you will love Jamberry. Check them out on the website and instagram!

  • I am loving this mani!!! I have a slight obsession with neon, so I cannot wait to try this! Super cute! xo Danielle @ http://www.fortheloveofleopard.com

  • beata

    You have to get Orly bonder. It is the best base coat. I get at least 5 days wear with bonder.

    • Abby

      Just bought it, hopefully I love it! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • These are so fun! Definitely my favorite out of what you’ve done so far! Now I want to go scheme some fun nail design for myself. 🙂

  • Laura

    Hi Abbey!
    I love the new nail designs you’ve been doing! They are so creative! Have you tried julep.com yet? They have a great brush you can buy that’s easier to handle. Or jamberry.com has some great nail designs that actually last weeks like advertised! Just some helpful hints that may make your life a little easier! Have a great day!

  • Gabriella

    Hey! I have a base coat that was super expensive, but it has given the lift of my nails an extra 2 weeks. It’s Butter’s: http://www.sephora.com/nail-foundation-flawless-basecoat-P308010
    Base coat… SO incredible. I was hesitant due to the beige and price? but I promise it’s just awesome. love ya, girl. XOXOXO

    -Gabby

    • Abby

      Ooo thanks for sharing, excited to try it!

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