Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and with it, lots of bright neons! While I wear whatever polish I feel like in all seasons, there’s something summery about bright shades. Moonflower Polish has come out with a set of 8 bright shimmery neons that can be used for stamping or worn on their own. Today I have 4 of the 8 to share with you. This is a picture-heavy post since I have pictures of each polish on its own, over black and white, and stamped in a nail art look that shows one way I’d personally wear these, so get ready for lots of photos and enjoy 🙂
I’ll start off with Electric Slime, a vibrant green neon packed with coordinating shimmer. The shimmer in these neons sets them apart from many other neons on the market, and also helps them to show up clearly over dark colours.
For all of my stamps over black and white, I used the same floral image from Born Pretty Store plate BP-L078. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black and Snow Me White for the black and white bases, respectively.These polishes can also be worn on their own:
So bright and PACKED with shimmer! I used 2 coats with top coat, but some polishes from the collection could be worn in one coat if you’re careful. The formula was beautiful! Of the 4 polishes I have from this collection, this is my favourite to wear alone.
I decided to stamp a leafy green-on-green look with Electric Slime.
To get this look, I started with a base of Zoya Hunter and then stamped using Moonflower Electric Slime and plate Floral BPX-L018.
As you can see, Electric Slime stamps beautifully and shows up really well over darker colours, although it doesn’t have quite as much neon oomph stamped as it does when worn alone.
Next up, we have the bright and happy Lemonade:
Lemonade is a bright yellow neon packed with coordinating shimmer.
I was impressed with how vibrant this one was over white – it’s not shy at all!
It shows up well over black as well, but I actually think I might like this one better with lighter colours.
For this swatch, I once again used 2 coats with top coat. The formula was good, but I found it slightly thicker than the others in this collection so I had to be a little careful with it. I decided to combine Lemonade with a grey base – yellow and grey seems to be a popular combination these days and for good reason!
To get this look, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Slate. I stamped using Lemonade and plate BP-L002.
While I absolutely love the final result with this stamping image, it took a little longer to get to this one. At first, I wanted to use a different image – one that had to be lined up to the centre of each nail (you can even see my little dots marking the centre of my nails as a guide if you look closely). However, try as I might, I could not get that image to transfer. I switched to this image that did not have to line up perfectly and as you can see, beautiful crisp stamping! I think that the few seconds it took to line up the images was enough for the polish to dry too much. So, work quickly with these when stamping! The yellow may have been the fastest drying due to the slightly thicker formula, but I didn’t even try an image that needed lining up with the other polishes. They’re not a challenge to stamp at all – they stamp beautifully and easily – but this experience does tell me that you need to be very quick.
Next up, we have the neon pink, Sprinkles.
Sprinkles is a bright neon pink filled with coordinating shimmer.
It shows up beautifully over both the white and black.
It’s also a good polish to wear on its own for pink lovers. The formula is fantastic – shown here are 2 coats with top coat:
Pink may not be my favourite colour, but this turned out to be a surprise favourite for me in terms of how it looks stamped. It could also be the base colour and stamping image I used, but I did my favourite stamped look of this post with Sprinkles:
Doesn’t that look amazing? The stamping is so crisp and Sprinkles shows up beautifully. I think maybe because it’s just a splash of pink and not full-on pink nails, I appreciate the pink rather than being overwhelmed by it.
The pretty stamping image doesn’t hurt, either! To get this look, I started with a base of Zoya Natty and then stamped using Sprinkles and Moyou plate Tumblr Girl Collection 08.
I am just loving this one. I think I could wear this dark blue and bright pink combination all the time!
Last but not least, we have Summer Sunset.
Summer Sunset is a neon orange polish packed with coordinating shimmer.
Like the others from this collection, it shows up beautifully over both black and white.
Once again, I have also swatched it using 2 coats plus top coat. The formula was excellent.
I decided to combine this one with a lighter blue for a high-contrast stamped look.
This was another winning colour combination for me, and I love how well the shimmer in Summer Sunset shows up. I think it might just be the shimmeriest of the bunch.
To get this look, I started with a base of Zoya Dory. I then stamped using Summer Sunset and Moyou Flower Power Collection 18.
See what I mean about that shimmer? It is glorious.
If you’re interested in purchasing these neons, they are available on the Moonflower Polish site. They are priced at $9 per 15 ml bottle, or $65 for a set of 8 polishes (the 4 shown here plus a neon turquoise, red/orange, purple, and blue). Minis are also available at $6 per 7 ml bottle or $45 for the set of 8.
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