Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Hello wonderful followers!
Since becoming a nail polish blogger I have tried most mainstream brands out there in the nail polish arena. There is definitely a small grouping of companies that I prefer to put on my nails. One of these brand is Milani.
When I own a Milani product I expect to own quality. I have always been pleasantly surprised with their nail products. As many of my followers know I love doing Milani reviews because it gives me a chance to rave about a great brand.
Today I am going to talk about Milani's Neon Lacquers.
From the Milani Website, "New specialty nail lacquers created to give your nails a POP of brilliance. These bright neon shades capture the explosion of color that has made an impact of the latest color trends and are here to stay."
I have Fresh Teal and Pink Rocks!
I love the Milani Nail polish design. I think the shape is so easy to store in my ever growing collection and the black caps with the M is just classy and simple. The nail polish has .45 fl oz which I think is a good size.
Onto the colors!
Both of these shades were a pain to photograph. Neons often are. These colors look so bright and true to the bottle in real life but in photos they look like jellys in less interesting colors. I did my best to try to capture the true shades.
Fresh Teal is a beautiful green blue neon color. In the bottle the color looks green but not the typical green neon. This one is my favorite shade out of the collection and compared to Pink Rocks! because it is not what I expect from a neon. We have all seen highlight neon green and this change of pace in the idea of neon green is spectacular and original.
|The color is much more like the color of the bottle in real life.|
The formula on Fresh Teal is wonderful it only took 1-2 coats to get it opaque. You dont even need a topcoat which is remarkable for a neon since they usually dry matte. A dupe of Fresh Teal might be the base of Custom Kicks from China Glaze but this is a neon instead of a shimmer.
I think this color is a real winner and I would definitely recommend it.
Pink Rocks!- a.k.a. the biggest pain to capture the color.
Pink Rocks! is a feminine pink while still having a little neon edge. Its such a pretty pink and its so vibrant on your nails. The formula on this one was fine but it did take 3 coats. Like most true neons this dried to a flat like matte finish so it did need some topcoat.
|Again this is closer to the color on the bottle.|
Its like a Hawaiian pink creme/jelly in real life but it came out a red pink in these photos. This too is true to the bottle more than my shots. Either way this is one bold shade!
All in all this is yet another fantastic collection from Milani. Fresh Teal is gorgeous and a must have and Pink Rocks! is a very pretty neon pink.
These shades retail for $4.20 each and you can find them at walgreens, cvs and other drugstores.