Friday, July 3, 2009

The Neon trend

Neons (and the eighties in general) are back in a big way. Just look at this evidence:

Charlotte Russe:

Urban Outfitters:


I love me some trendy neon as much as the next girl, but I know full well that a trend like this will go as fast as it came. So what are you to do when you still want to get in on the fun without spending a lot of money on stuff you might hate in a few months?

My way of getting in on this trend cheaply and without a whole lot of commitment was with my nails. Take a look:

Now I know neon green fingertips are not for everyone, but that is the beauty of nail polish, it doesn't last all that long. As soon as you are sick of it, it is time to take it off anyway.

If you like these colors and want to find a bottle of your own these are the names to look for:
OPI La Paz-itively Hot (hot pink on toes)
China Glaze In the Lime Light (neon green on fingers)

The thing with crazy nail colors like this is that nails should be kept short. Fun colors can look great, but if the nail is long it can start to look... overwhelming.

Normally I try to buy OPI exclusively. It just seems to last the longest and the color stays true. Plus, OPI contains no DBP, Toluene or formaldehyde. But, OPI didn't have a neon green (that I could find at Sephora, anyway) so I found this China Glaze version at Sally Beauty.

What color(s) are you wearing on your fingers and toes? Are you into the neon trend?


  1. Great blog site!

    I love the neon trend on nails - it is an easy way to pull off a trend w/out looking like a high-school mall rat.
    I've been wearing the Nicole by OPI in Blue Lace on my fingernails - this polish lasts FOREVER... no chips!
    Check out the blog I started:

  2. I haven't tried the Nicole by OPI- I will have to look out for it! And I love your blog :)