Neon Love!

3/26/2013 / 8 comments
I, being a 80's child, have a love for all things neon! So when I saw these sneakers I knew I just had to have them! Anything that pairs black with neon is perfect for me!

I mean, how could I resist! The bottoms are adorable and the laces, well I am 100% certain I had the same pair of laces when I was a kid!
So after staring at them longingly day after day, unable to wear them to work due to our dress code and not willing to risk wearing them in the icky winter weather, I decided to try this look out on my nails!
Michaels had this amazing glitter that was just what I was looking for!

Here we have black and neon attempt #1. Bear in mind that I had never used loose glitter on my nails before!
I liked these but I was not completely smitten. I think the glitter is too transparent to use on black polish. I am going to try it out on white soon - I think that will pop more!

I wanted the black to be solid but instead I ended up with little bits of glitter all over it. I think next time I will seal the glitter half off with clear coat first. Then I will coat the whole nail. Dragging the clear polish down the nail made a gradient glitter look that I wasn't really going for!
Since I was not totally satisfied with that experiment I decided to try again. This one was way worse! Perhaps I should refrain from doing my nails at 9 pm on a Sunday night in the future! The neon polish looked good...but the black glitter, not so much!

I think my error was in shaking the glitter over my nail rather than just pinching a bit over it. They reminded me so much of something that I could not place. Then I realized. My nails looked like Wooly Willy! They were way too heavy and textured! This manicure lasted one day - mainly because we had a snow day last Tuesday and I was able to scrape it off and change it up a bit!
So whilst I love my sneakers I definitely have not achieved a neon/black nail look that I adore yet. However I will conquer it, I promise! (Or perhaps I should say I hope!?!)

What's on your nails this week?

8 comments:

  1. Shoes are very cute! I adore neon just as much as you do!! I like the first attempt at the nails : )

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

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    1. Yay for another neon supporter! Thanks Lindsay! :)

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  2. Love the shoes!! I got hot pink shoes for my birthday! Love neon!

    Kimberly Ann

    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks! Ooh hot pink rocks, I bet they are gorgeous!! :) Congratulations on hitting 300 Kimberly Ann!

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  3. Oh those shoes are fabulous!!! I love all the neon too. :)
    Mels

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  4. Neon...how I love thee! (I'm your newest follower).

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    1. My feelings exactly! Thanks Rosie! :)

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