Maybe it’s just me but I absolutely hate when my nails are a little old (we’re talking like 2 days) and they start feeling all creepy… like I can feel the beginning of tip wear on my nails. Ick. I hate that slightly scratchy, non-polishy, raw nail feeling. I was at the grocery store last night and felt the edge of my thumbnails with my index fingers and felt that familiar “not smooth like polish” feeling and was like “EW. Time to re-do my nails.” I had on some neon orange polish which you’ll see shortly but when I decided to repaint I went for another neon. This time I tried my newly acquired Essie Lights. Let’s have a look:
Lights is labelled as an “electric pink neon” but to me it’s more of just a regular ol’ hot pink. It’s bright but just not bright enough. The interesting thing about neons is that they’re so bright they seem to just about glow in the dark, and this one does not do that. It’s a nice hot pink though.
Here’s where it gets a little weird. This polish was SO goopy!! I bought it yesterday afternoon, applied it last night and was kind of appalled at how goopy it was. It was goopy and all stuck to the polish brush like often-used old polish. I added thinner to it immediately and that helped a lot. Als0 the polish dried darker than in the bottle and darker than when freshly applied which was a little disappointing. In good news once it was thinned it went on smooth and was opaque in 2 coats although I opted for 3 just to be extra safe. (I just like my polish thick!! Leave me alone. ;p) It also did not do the weird uneven-first-coat-or-two thing like most neons do.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
For me I was a little disappointed with this polish because I wanted it to be NEON! But if you like pink, which I don’t particularly, you will like this polish a lot. With a little thinner, the formula is good and it’s much more opaque than what I think of when I think of neons. For me this is probably a toss up. I’d trade this polish for a better neon, but I can see myself using it ocassionally in the future.
Do you wrap your tips? I recently found out that one of my favorite nail blogger friends never wraps her tips! I thought EVERYONE did so now I’m wondering… do you all?? Also- how do you like this polish? Do you think it looks like a true neon? Now that I’ve seen them in-store, I’m kinda underwhelmed by the Essie Poppy Razzi collection. There are three colors that are pink-corals and pink and idk… it’s just kinda like I’ve seen it before. Everywhere. Let me know what you think! Till next time, Happy Polishing!