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Thursday, May 17, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neons Nail Art: Hawaiian Floral

It's hot hot hot here in Phoenix, just the other day it was 105 degrees! There is one upside though -- I'm TOTALLY ready for some crazy neons! Today I'm sharing a nail art look that I did using six of the twelve colors in the new China Glaze Summer Neons collection.

I saw this lovely design in a video tutorial made by Mr. Candiipants. It's such an easy breezy technique but the results look like they took much longer than they actually did!


I started with a base of China Glaze White On White, which isn't part of the new collection but a nice polish regardless.

The pink flowers were done in Hang-Ten Toes, which is actually my favorite in the entire collection! It's a super bright, clean pink with a gorgeous purpley blue shimmer. If you like pinks, HTT is my "must have" pick. The center bits of the pink flowers were done in Under the Boardwalk, a beautiful fuchsia color.

The orange flowers were done in Orange You Hot?. This is another great color in the collection. It's truly very neon and has a nice shimmer to it. The darker centers of the orange flowers were done with Surfin' For Boys, an almost traffic cone orange-red color.

Whereas the flowers were just freehanded on with the brush that comes with the polish, I used a nail art brush for the leaves. The lighter green was done in I'm With the Lifeguard, a neon apple green with shimmer. It's another great color and unique to my collection. The darker "green" was actually achieved by using the blue jelly in the collection, Ride the Waves. It's sheer, so when it was layered over the other green, it gave the appearance of being a dark green.


Phew! Lots of colors used in this. I love the way it turned out. The colors in the tutorial were romantic and soft, and swapping them out for these neons really makes this mani feel like summer. The pink and orange combination makes me think of hibiscus, so I've been calling this manicure a Hawaiian floral.


I will be showcasing looks that use the other colors in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

The China Glaze Summer Neons will be available in June and retail for $7 per bottle.

The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.

56 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely beautiful.

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  2. im gonna have to try this out

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  3. ooooooooh, i am in LOVE!! this looks really amazing for spring and summer!

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  4. Loooove that, it looks like it could be Sally Hansen nailstickers woman, you rock!

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  5. It is sooo pretty, I love it♥

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  6. This looks so awesome, Sarah! Love the bright neons, especially with the soft, watercolourish results of this technique. I'll definitely be trying this out soon!

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  7. Very very pretty! I have to try this!

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  8. I like your blog :)

    Yours nails always are beautiful ;D

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  9. I'm in love with this!! It's so pretty!

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  10. I've been a slacker commenting on your blog-just wanted to say congrats on the million page views and all your followers. That is totally great. Your manis are always perfection and your photos are always gorgeous. Congrats!

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  11. ooooh la la i LOVE this - fabulous colours xxx

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  12. those look fantastic. Love itttt.

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  13. Beautiful! It looks so perfect!

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  14. Gorgeous as always! I suck horribly at nail art, but this is so pretty I may give this design a try!

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  15. Wonderful neons and great art lady!

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  16. Soooooo beautiful! I wonder if I put these on if I close my eyes and then open them again I'll be in Hawaii with Alex O'Loughlin???? It can't hurt to try!

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  17. This is so lovely! This nail art featuring this collection has made me want to buy it when none of the swatches of it have!

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  18. 105! I would be one mean lady if I lived there. I hate being hot! I love this hot mani though! ;) I think I'll add this to my To Do list. Fabulous as always!

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  19. OMG...stunning! I must say, everything you do is amazing. Do you ever have a bad nail day? Your work is totally amazing.

    Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for the tutorials. You are truly inspirational! Gland I found your blog!

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  20. They look amazing, I'm going to have to try this

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  21. This looks amazing, I love it!

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  22. this is sooo pretty, your super talented!

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  23. I love it and have to try it, this is so cool! :)

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  24. This looks so great, I love all the colors together!
    I just went and watched the tutorial you used and I couldn't believe how easy it was, I definitely want to try it out sometime.

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  25. OMG I love this, it reminds me of my favorite summer dress! Too pretty!! :)

    http://datyorkloves.blogspot.com/

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  26. such an awesome beautiful nail design!!

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  27. O_O *gasp* LOOOOVE this!!!! gorgeous! i must try this out! i love the way the neon colors pop over the white background

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  28. Wow, this looks very romantic because of the flowers but it gives me a lot of summer feeling to.

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  29. OMG AMAZING! :))) I used to wish you make one!

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  30. This looks like some summertime napkins that I have, I'm definitely trying out this mani :)

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  31. This is so amazing. Thanks for showing us your mani art and giving the link on how to. I think this is beyond my level but sure would like to try!

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  32. Looking at this makes me totally in the mood for summer!!

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  33. Wow! You painted the flowers with the regualr brush that comes with the polish?? Amazing! Really good =)

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  34. This is sooooo great and appropriate for the summer. I definitely have to try it, but I am sure my nails won't look that great.

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  35. I'm not big on florals, but this is really beautiful!

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  36. Tired it! About 10 people complimented me on them, I love floral nails!!

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  37. I like yours better than the tutorial. I love the hot fun colors. Awesome job. I also an in Phoenix. Hot fun colors are magnificent. I always receive attention out here for my nails. Have a wonderful day. Weather haw been wonderful the past few days.

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