The neon and color block styles were trending for spring, but I always thought they were more suitable for the viciously hot days of summer. Both aren’t really my style – I don’t usually go for bright and eye-catching colors. I barely have any yellow and oranges, much less to say neon colors.
But I was feeling adventurous and when the weather got hotter, the idea of neon finger tips somehow became appealing. It happened that I got a couple of neon colors in my nail polish inventory due to various odd reasons. So I thought I’ll give the season’s trend a try.
The first color I tried was a neon-ish bright pink from The Face Shop. The color itself doesn’t have a name and is labeled PK106. This polish came in a promotional goodie bag I bought from The Face Shop. It was the last goodie bag they had in the shop. $10 for a nail polish, a facial sheet mask, and a lemon hand cream. I basically wanted the hand cream which retails for $8 by itself, so adding two extra bucks for a nail polish and a facial mask didn’t seem like a bad deal.
The color was came out to be a very bright pink. I matched it was my Penn class ring which has a blue sapphire that pops very nicely for the color block effect.
The second neon color I have is Color Club’s Lava Lamp. This is a neon orange color that I received in one of my Birchboxes. This time, I decided to alternate it with Face Shop’s pink for the color block effect. Both colors are opaque and I do like the bright and summery feel both polishes create together. I matched the polishes with a neon yellow bracelet from BaubleBar that I picked up during one of their Buried Bauble promotions as well as a single white flower gold ring that I don’t remember where I bought from. I think it might be Forever 21.
And that’s my attempt to dip my toes into the neon color block trend. I hope this give people that want to try the trend but in little doses some ideas!