Some China Glaze Summer Neons 2012 Swatches!!
Summer is upon us and you all know what that means… NEONS! Well, maybe not for everyone but it certainly means that I’ll be sporting neons all summer long, haha! China Glaze released a new collection of Summer Neons for 2012 and they finally showed up at my local pro beauty shop. I snagged just a few to try them out to see if they lived up the hype and ooooohhh man, I’m gonna need to go back and get more of them as soon as possible.
Let’s take a look at the ones I grabbed so far. ^_^
I’m With The Lifeguard
I’m With The Lifeguard is a bright lime green neon shimmer and we’re in love. I previously had been lusting after the elusive China Glaze Limonyte (swatches [HERE] and [HERE]), but I’m With The Lifeguard has killed that lemming for me. This polish is pretty fantastic! It was a little streaky on the first coat, but 3 coats gave me full opacity. You could get away with 2 coats if you don’t mind the slightest hint of VNL.
Surfin’ For Boys
Surfin’ For Boys is such a crazy color, I phuckin’ love it! It’s a reddish-orange-coral type color that’s filled with shimmer. And my camera didn’t know what the hell to do with it, hah! If you magnify these photos you can make out the shimmer though, it’s amazing! This is 2 coats.
I’ll have to add a picture I took with my iPhone because it’s somehow MORE accurate, though these photos are fairly close to the color of the polish against my skin tone. It made my skin look SO tan though!
For gits and shiggles I decided to take a picture with flash. WHOA MAMA LIKES. I cannot wait to put Surfin’ For Boys on my toes and take this sucker to the beach.
Sun-Kissed is everything I wanted in a neon yellow polish and more. Not only is is a killer highlighter yellow neon. BUT it has gorgeous almost golden shimmer. It’s even brighter in person, you just need to see it for yourselves folks.
It’s a 2 coater. A 2-coat yellow. A 2-coat NEON yellow. No white base polish necessary. This doesn’t compute in the nail polish world. I love it. You need it. End of story. ♥
So I’m going to have to eat my words with these polishes. I remember tweeting last month that I was ~*~*soooo*~*~ uninterested in the China Glaze Summer Neons 2012 collection, and that none of them looked to be worth purchasing.
I’m glad I changed my mind because I would have kicked myself if I’d missed out on these polishes! The formulas are superb, the colors are vibrant, and I love that these are neons with shimmer! Expect more swatches when I go back to buy even MOAR of these little neon beauties from my pro shop.