I’m not a huge fan of neon (on me – I do like them on other people most of the time). I know it’s really big this summer, but it’s just a little too… neon… for me. So I can’t really explain why I bought the entire neon collection from Essie. I do like them, just not on me. I’m sure my little sister will get a lot of use out of them once I get home, though.
But since I own them, I thought I’d explore some ways to tone them down a bit and make them more wearable for me. My favorite combo so far is neon and nude. It’s not as stark as a neon with black or white, and definitely brings the neon down a notch. I also paired neon and nude together in this mani, which I loved!
Here I used scotch tape for a chevron half-moon. (I’ve also seen these called v-gaps, but traditional v-gaps involve a “gap” down the length of the nail.)
This is Essie Lights with Essie Brooch the Subject, my favorite nude.
Although I love how the color combination turned out, and will probably be trying different designs with these polishes, this manicure wasn’t my favorite. From a distance, it just looked like I had tiny neon pink claws. Not pretty.
What do you think of this combo? Are you on board with the neon trend this summer?