Monday, March 9, 2015

El Corazón ~ Matte Effect #145 neon



El Corazón ~ Matte Effect #145 neon
Matte neon green

We’ve had a lot of rain this winter. I admit that it’s better than snow but I’m really tired of it. Grey, grey and dull. So I thought I’d light up a bit with some neon on my nails. Great idea, yes?

El Corazón has made a great little collection of neons. They’re matte but a nice shiny topcoat can fix that issue, haha! Today I’m trying the neon green one. The formula is great and easy to work with. The polish is almost opaque in one single coat, but the second coat evened out the irregularities I made. It dries fast. No problems to report whatsoever.

My camera was unable to pick up the total neon-ness of this, so I’m going to have to use it again on a sunny day so I can take more “in yer face”-pictures, because that’s exactly what this polish is.

Here’s two coat, no topcoat:

It looks really cool in real life!


I got some nail stickers in a swap recently. They are really cool: black and white flowers and swirls. I wasn’t able to get them off the sheet though! Argh! So I found a sheet with butterflies and hearts and used them instead. It wasn’t what I was after though.

I applied the stickers and sealed it up with topcoat. Here’s the final mani:


I’m not 100% satisfied with it. The stickers are not as good as I hoped for. But never mind: The nails did brighten up a dull and grey day!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Matte neon
Overall impression: Amazing neon, great quality!
Buy again: Yes

20 comments:

  1. It sure is a pick me up color - fortunately the sun is shining here this morning!!

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  2. I love such neons - and 1 or 2 coats sound great!

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    1. I love the fact that these neons work on their own, without white undies :)

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  3. I love these sorts of colours when it is so gloomy outside! Even though you say your camera didn't want to pick up the neon-ness it looks so happy and bright still :) I love it paired with the butterflies! xx

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    1. Aww, that's really nice to hear! I love it too, it's nice to look at something bright and cheerful when the sun doesn't shine :) xx

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  4. El Corazón polishes are pretty amazing! I am not a big fan of neon shades, but I love this color and finish!

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    1. I agree, I really like El Corazón's polishes, they're cool and great looking :)

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  5. The colour is such a bright and happy one, very springy. :-)

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    1. Yay, and spring is just around the corner! :)

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  6. Oh la la! Love this! So bright and fun!

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    1. It can definitely brighten up any dull day :D

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  7. OMG seriously gorgeous green. Love it :-D Cute stickers :-)

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    1. Yay, that's so cool to hear, thanks! :)

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  8. What a gorgeous colour, it reminds me of summer so much <3 But at least we finally have some nie, warm spring in Poland :)

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    1. Spring is slowly approaching here too - we get to see the sun, but it's still bloody cold, haha! :D

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