Monday 14 July 2014

Work appropriate mani Monday: Neon and nude

Who says you can't wear neon at work? If someone does, they're lying.

I wore this look for a week at the office and no one told me I was fired. Therefore, you too can wear neon at work. But for real though, I am of the opinion that you can mix nude and neon (at least a lemon-lime neon) and pull it off, assuming it compliments your awesome personality.

Essentially this look uses only two colours, but just a note - the yellow-green neon used here actually appears more yellow in the photos than in real life, and I think this is exacerbated by the fact that it is layered over the nude base. I used striping tape and a make-up sponge to create this nude to neon gradient design. These pics were taken indoors under daylight simulating bulbs (5200k, 28W).

These next pics were taken in the shade, with natural light. Notice how the neon pops but it alters the colour of my skin to kind of weird and fleshy. Well, yes, I am composed of flesh, but the reds pop out more.


How I executed this mani:
  1. Two coats of nude polish as base
  2. Apply quick-dry top coat (I use Glisten & Glow's HK Girl top coat), let dry
  3. Apply striping tape in double-x pattern near tips
  4. Sponge on two layers of gradient by applying the polish to a make-up sponge (refer to video)
  5. Remove striping tape promptly
  6. Final top coat and bat those fingers around at the office!
Polishes used:
- OPI 'Life gave me lemons' (neon lemon-lime creme)
- OPI 'My vampire is buff' (nude creme)


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