I’m a big fan of wearing neons throughout the summer and with an overwhelming number of neon polish releases over the past few years there are now neon colours to suit every skin tone, not just those of us lucky enough to have a tan. Today I’d like to show you how to recreate this fun blobbicure design which has an added element of sparkle for when the sun shines.
- Start with a white base (I used All That Jazz Ice Ice Baby). Once it’s had a chance to dry take a foam eyeshadow applicator (or a small piece of sponge) and use it to add a blob of your first neon polish (LA Colors Color Craze Aquatic) to the nail.
- Repeat the action with your second colour (LA Colors Color Craze Illusion). I find it best to use your darker and more opaque colours first as the lighter and more sheer polishes will create a smooth, blended effect when used on top.
- Continue adding different coloured neon polishes (LA Colors Color Craze Flicker, Spat!, Absolute and Mint) until the white is covered. A few small gaps of white will add definition so there’s no need to cover every inch of nail.
- At this point I like to topcoat my design (I’m a big fan of Glisten & Glow HK Girl), the reason for this being regular topcoat has a tendancy to crack foils. By adding topcoat now you can ensure that the polish part of your design will stay put.
- Once your topcoat is dry apply a thin layer of foil adhesive to your nail. The glue will look white until it has dried, when it will turn clear.
- When the adhesive has dried gently press in some clear iced holo foil to the nail.
- It’s important to topcoat your finished manicure as foils have a tendancy to wear off rather quickly. As I mentioned, regular topcoat will crack the foils and ruin your design so try to use a water based topcoat. Although it’s not a topcoat I use Nfu.Oh Aqua Base – other nailistas swear by piCture pOlish Revolution.
And a bonus pic which shows the foil slightly better – it’s rather shy under the light of the camera.