Wednesday, July 17, 2013

China Glaze Neon & On & On


I shake my fists at you again, neons!

Oh how I adored wearing Neon & On & On.  The China Glaze creme from this summer's Sunsational Collection just glowed from my fingertips.  But when it came to photographing it, it just refused to play nice (another diva polish, harumph).  I took pictures in almost every lighting, setting, and position I could manage and still this was the closest I could get to color accuracy.  In real life, N&O&O was actually brighter and was a slightly darker version of this peachy pink.


But a word about the formula.  There have been many a blogpost disparaging this collection and the terrible formula they supposedly suffer from.  I can personally attest that I struggled with this no more than I would with any other neon.  There was the occasional bald spot (as neon tend to "shrink" on the nail during application), but 4 coats covered everything.  Yes, to some 4 coats is too much, but for a neon, I can't say it's that bad. (If you'll remember, I had to apply eight coats to get this baby to work for me.)  Nonetheless, this beauty chips.  Majorly.  I could only get about half a day's wear with this before flakes of neon fluttered off my hands.  

So while Neon & On & On is quite lovely, the name is not quite apt.




    

20 comments :

  1. Neons are a bitch but oh so pretty!

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  2. Doesn't that make you want to scream? All that work and it doesn't even last a day! That is a beautiful color though.

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  3. I just ordered this shade I'm sorry to hear it chips

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  4. A lot of times it's just body chemistry or a bad combo with the base and/or top coat, so don't necessarily write it off just yet.

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  5. wow, it's like a pastel neon! terrible about the formula but that's pretty typical.

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  6. haha love the name of this one. You've been sharing some nice bright colors lately. I love it!

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  7. This is a great color on you!

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  8. It's too bad about the formula because the color is beautiful! Have you tried applying a good quality white polish under it? I do this with my China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, which is a neon yellow, and I haven't had any problems with it. As a matter of fact, the white makes the color look better, too.


    xx
    Lauren
    dirtyblondeambition.blogspot.com

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  9. This really doesn't need the white since it doesn't really do that neon drag thing. It's just photographing that's a pain...and then the chipping, which I don't think would necessarily be helped with a white base since it would just make my mani thicker :/

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  10. I use Deborah Lippmann's "Like a Virgin" as my white. It is pretty translucent and very thin, so it will eliminate some of the problems you're having with thickness/chipping. It's about half the thickness of your typical opaque white polish. I let it semi-dry before applying the neon.

    Ultimately, I don't need to use as many coats of the neon polish (2 at most) because the color
    applies smoother and as vibrant as it would have if I had only applied 4 coats of the neon on its own.

    It's up to you whether or not you give it a shot, but I think you'd be little bit happier with the lasting power. Hope this helps and let me know how it turns out if you decide to give it a shot!

    xx
    Lauren
    dirtyblondeambition.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks so much for all the info! I'll definitely give it a go the next time I find a DL sale. Thank you again!

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  12. Neons seem to chip pretty easily on me, too! They are so gorgeous, but such a pain!

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  13. That's why I call them diva polishes.

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