Wednesday, May 22, 2013

sunsational leopard

I'm not really sure why I keep disappearing for several days, but hey, here I am again!

I recently treated myself to the entire China Glaze Sunsational collection, AKA the 2013 summer neons...
You may remember that last year I won the entire set of 2012 neons and so for some reason I felt like I needed all the 2013 ones as well. Right? Right.
(Plus the majority of them are totally "me" colors so SHUSH.)

I haven't yet had a chance to swatch them all but I've worn a few, and here's one of the ways I wore them.

The purple polish is China Glaze - That's Shore Bright and I think it is already safe to say that it is my favorite of the collection. It is a fantastic bright purple creme, I wouldn't call it neon but it is very vibrant. Full-on neon polishes tend to look funny on me so I am really happy with this collection overall because none of them are eye-searing, they're all just really bright and fun.
The formula of TSB is fantastic - it needed just two coats and had no application issues.

The green is China Glaze - Highlight of My Summer. This one was a little more finicky to apply, and it will drag if you aren't careful to use a light touch and let it dry just a tiny bit longer between coats. If you let it drag, you'll need three coats to cover your bald spots, but if you're careful you can get away with two.
Despite that minor annoyance, I still adore this polish and I love how it is like a neon pastel.

I did the leopard print freehand with a dotting tool.



  1. Looks great! Unnatural animal :-D

  2. This is a beautiful combination. I think the idea of a pastel neon is fantastic.

  3. I love this look! The contrast between the two colours is gorgeous! xx

  4. these are gorgeous! i love the leopard print!

  5. This is so awesome! You have convinced me that I need Highlight Of My Summer!

  6. This is adorable. I always love turquoise and purple together =)

  7. I LOVE that purple. It looks delicious!! :D

  8. These two colours look amazing together! I especially love how the green seems to glow and come out from under the purple leopard pattern.

  9. Cute design and love the mix of colours!

  10. I ove how you paired these into a fantastic nailart. These are really YOUR colors :)
    I have yet to see this collection pop up at my local store, I'm crossing my fingers they'll appear soon

  11. Looks awesome!! I like the less "eye-searing" neons as well!

  12. Beautiful! The green and purple looks wonderful together.

  13. I love it! Going to do my nails like this tonight! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Awesome! I love these colors together. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection.


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