I wanted to share with you a neon collection called the Poptastic Collection recently released by Color Club for summer 2014 (and really for anytime you want a bright pop of color on your nails). I've been noticing Color Club popping up in my local nail salons, and after their new packaging revamping from black to white, I am excited for all the bright fluorescent colors in our nail art futures. Color Club is one company that does neons very well, and this collection didn't let me down.
The Poptastic Collection (retails for $8 each polish) covers an entire rainbow of neons, from bright yellow to a cool blue, with a great formula. These swatch opaque (except one, Bell Bottom Babe I'm looking at you!) without any kind of base, and you know that is rare when it comes to neon colors! Due to that, you will notice some tend to have a thicker formula, such as the yellow color in the collection "Not so Mellow Yellow". All of these polishes have a slight shimmer to them, and while the formula dries demi matte, the shimmer definitely gives them a beautiful extra dimension. Ahem, I hate when neon colors dry all chalky. I recommend a top coat if you're looking for extra glossy nails, but I definitely think you can rock the demi matte finish too!
"Foxy Mama" is the bright orange in the Poptastic Collection and it is hands down my favorite out of the bunch. "Peace, Love & Polish" is the coral/pink of the collection, while "Kapow!" is the perfect hot pink blue toned neon of the bunch (think that quintessential hot pink toe nail polish perfect for the beach and sand). "Right On" is a bright purple that pulls slightly pink; I'm glad they included a purple in the collection, but it is quite a demure neon purple, and it doesn't beat out my favorite neon purple "Dream On" from Sinful Colors.
I hope you enjoyed this collection and that you are considering it for when you want a pop of color in your life. Some other brands have come out with neon collections in 2014 that don't even get close to Color Club's formula and colors (example OPI). What polish collections are you excited about? Do you stop wearing bright colors during the fall, or is it never too late for neons?