I had to quote one of my favorite Beatles songs to let you know how I feel! Spring is in the air and today, Chicago is sunny and bright. Mind you, just this past weekend it snowed outta nowhere. But right now it feels like spring and I’m loving it. I’m ready to go out and soak up the sun, already! And now my nails match my mood thanks to China Glaze’s new seasonal collection — Poolside.
We’re talking bold, bright, neon dare-you-not-to-stare nails. My amiga Temptalia swatched the whole collection here. I however made a beeline for one color.
It’s called Towel Boy Toy. And I love the impact of this on my skin!
The first coat came on a bit thin and streaky, opaque and yes, the polishes are matte…so I’d recommend two if not three coats per nail to really get that boom boom pow color impact. My homie All Lacquered Up recommends layering these colors over an opaque white polish to make these colors really pop. I also used a top coat to add some extra shine. But I found Towel Boy Toy amazingly easy to wear. The polish has a little shimmer to it, and I’m not sure I’d call it “neon,” per se…more of a bright, bright summer’s day pool blue. So far I’ve been getting amazing compliments on my nails. Mama likes!
Poolside will be available in stores in April, so hang tight and visit ChinaGlaze.com for details.
While I’m raving about my nails, allow me to introduce you to some of the other products I was sent for review, that I currently use to get the best at-home manicure possible!
Meet Ms. Manicure.
I swear by the Call Your Buff six surfaced nail buffer to get the shape and smoothness I desire, and the Handy Dandy Mani kit to get my hands in pristine, ready-to-paint condition. You can find Ms. Manicure products at Target and right here at Drugstore.com.
When I do my nails, I like to sit in one spot and set up an area where I have all my supplies together. So I dig the Rada Pro Manicure Station, a cute little portable plastic device that props your hand and wrist up comfortably, and places your polish, remover, and cotton balls all within easy reach. It’s great for if someone’s painting your nails for you, or if you’re painting your own nails. It costs $24.99 at RadaPro.com, and it makes a cute little luxury item for anyone with wrist issues or who’s dealing with arthritis.
What are your thoughts on China Glaze’s new Poolside collection? Would you rock neon nails as the weather warms up, or is it too crazy for ya?