China Glaze Pool Party is one of the hot new neons from the Poolside collection, launching April 1, 2010 both domestically and internationally. This is a serious hot pink neon and like neons, it dries matte. I ended up testing out the polish both by itself and then with one coat of China Glaze Snow under it to make the polish pop. The formula was great - like most neons I've tried, the first coat is a little streaky/bald but after the second coat, you're done. This first set has a base of Seche Natural, the pointer and ring finger has 2 coats of Pool Party and the middle and pinkie has 1 coat of Snow and 2 coats of Pool Party. I did a heavy color correction on all my pictures to bring out the neon to true life, but it makes the background (and my skin) do funky things.
This is my sun picture. As you can see, the different in having the base of white (Snow) and not having the base of white isn't that great. With Snow, the color pops a bit more but again it's a matte finish on both.
Shade picture - again that neon is a HOT color - burning retinas. Seriously.
Next I added a coat of Seche Vite because I'm a shiny creature by nature. First up is my sun picture.
You can start to see a tiny difference in having Snow on the middle and pinkie fingers. The color is a bit lighter than without. I will end up using Snow under all my neons from now on because it does make the color a bit truer to life than when I just use the neon alone.
Shade picture - this is such a hot pink - I do love it a lot. I think this would also be amazing as a pedicure.
I also finally broke out the light box to try and capture the hotness of this color. It's not bad, but it was VERY hard to attempt to take pictures of my hand in the light box, even with my Gorilla tripod. I think I'll stick to the Texas sun for my hand pictures, but for a bottle picture, it's pretty awesome. This just makes the bottle GLOW.
Poolside launches both domestically and internationally on April 1, 2010
China Glaze [official website] can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty [official website], Sally's Beauty Supply [official website] as well asTransDesign [official website].
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