Sometimes you just want a color, no nail art, no glitter, nothing, just the color from the nail polish bottle. When this happens to me, I want a color that can do all the talking. A few weeks back, I came across a gel polish brand that I have never heard of before. A nail polish instagram account I follow used it. So I thought I would purchase some and give it a try. I decided that neons were the way to go. I mean who doesn’t love a great neon?!? My camera couldn’t capture how neon the orange and pink really are.
Would you do a manicure like this? It surprises me how many people think that doing something like this, where each nail is a different color is “too young” for them. My oldest son actually told me I had “teenage nails” this week. I had him claify what that meant and he told me only teennagers do neons where each nail is a differnt color. I couldn’t stop laughing. I hope I am never “too old” to do something fun like this.
Step 1: Prep Nails
View my post on Nail Polish Prep.
Step 2: Paint Nails
Paint the nails with TWO coats of neon polish. I used the Aroba gel polishes from the Retro 94 collection.
Gel Polish: Apply polish and cure in light (cure after each coat). Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 3: Apply Final Top Coat
Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.
Gel Polish: Apply top coat and cure in UV light for 2 minutes or 1 minute in an LED light.
Step 4: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil
Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub it into the skin.
Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.