China Glaze has a great new collection for summer 2010 called Poolside. It’s made up of six new neon colors.
As you probably know, neons are very hard to capture correctly on camera and so these are actually a lot brighter than they appear here!
The formula on these was decent, not great. They were all three coats and I could have used four on one or two to get them slightly more even. Also you will notice that they have a matte finish, which is typical of neons before you add a top coat.
Let me know what you think!
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini is a bright highlighter yellow. This is SO much brighter than this picture depicts, it’s really blinding in the sun! This is one that I could have used another coat on, but I already did three. You can still faintly see the VNL here.
Sun Worshipper is an insanely bright orange creme. REALLY bright! What I like about this one is I don’t have another neon that looks like this at all, so I think this was the most unique one of the bunch.
Flip Flop Fantasy is a pink/coral color that is surprisingly wearable. It is really bright, but I think less “crazy” than most of the others.
Kiwi Cool-Ada is a screaming bright neon green. I really wish the neon would translate to these pics! This was three coats but I feel four would have been slightly better.
Pool Party is a bright flamingo pink. I like this one a lot and think it would make an exceptional pedicure color for summer.
Towel Boy Toy is a bright sky blue with slight shimmer. This isn’t really neon to me, it is definitely bright though. This was my favorite of the bunch actually and I feel the best application. No streaks at all and no VNL after even two coats. But I used three here.
Overall I think this is a really great summer collection. There are a few colors here that you probably haven’t seen in other neon collections of the past, so that’s always a good thing.
I believe this collection is due to come out in February or March, but I don’t have the exact date yet.
What do you think, do these make you want to sit by the pool and sip on a Strawberry Daiquiri?