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Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Claires Neon Holos: Nail Polish Swatches

Claire's jen jen nail polish

Claire's Cosmetics nail polish

Hope your having a wonderful Saturday. Summer is slowly creeping around the corner and you guys know what that means, Bright Neon Colors! Yep, the brights are back and I have tons of eye catching shades to show you.

To kick off this festive summer trend, I wanted to start with my favorites from Clarie's. One thing I love about Claire's Neons, well two things: Each shade has a holographic glitter effect and most colors aren't as bright as your typical neons, for example: Color Club's Electro Candy, which I'll be previewing next week.

Each shade is infused with a mild holographic glitter effect and dries to a semi gritty matte finish. Now, it's not as gritty as a full fledged glitter nail polish. I don't think you should have any worries with that.

Jen Jen (above) - a yellow green (lime) with holographic glitter. Jen Jen and Lime Shine were the ones that took a four coat application to achieve the bottle color.

Claire's Lime Shine nail polish

neon green holographic nail polish

 Lime Shine - a bright neon green with holographic glitter.

Claire's Julius nail polish swatch

Neon Orange holographic nail polish

Juluis - a bright neon orange with holographic glitter.

Claire's Yel nail polish swatch

Neon Blue holographic nail polish

Yel - one of my faves, a little bit more green than the actual swatch, aqua blue with holographic glitter.

Claire's Pink Rose nail polish swatch

Soft Pink hologrpahic nail polish

 Pink Rose - a light pink rose with holographic glitter.

Claire's Meg Peg nail polish swatch

Neon Purple holographic nail polish

Meg Peg - one of my faves, gorgeous magenta purple with holographic glitter

Claire's Flame nail polish swatch

Redish Pink Neon Holographic nail polish 

Flame - bright reddish coral with holographic glitter.

Claire's Lulu belle nail polish swatch

Neon Pink holographic nail polish

LuLu Belle - a bright hot pink neon with holographic glitter.

The brighter neon colors for the brave: Lime Shine, Juluis, Lulu Belle, and the not so bright for anyone: Flame (kinda bright but not overly), Meg Peg, Pink Rose, Yel and Jen Jen.

These are available at Claries and retail for $3.50/ea. What your guys take on Neons? I'll wear anything, of course! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Tags: claires, summer collection, neons, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 09:04:am
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(13) Comments

Jinnzor said on Apr 11th, 2009 10:01 am
Lady, your nails make all polishes look fabulous! I swear you have the perfect nail shape :)
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BellaDonnaForte said on Apr 11th, 2009 10:06 am
I love the brights! Julius and Pink Rose are my faves here :)
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Tessi said on Apr 11th, 2009 10:44 am
My faves are Flame and Jen Jen. Do these colors dry with a smooth or gritty surface?
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Steph said on Apr 11th, 2009 1:21 am
Hi Jinnzor, Awwwe - Your such a doll! Your nails are my "wish I could only have long nails but can't" :) Hi BellaDonnaForte, Me too, aren't they the best! Great choices! Hi Tessi, I can't believe I forgot to mention that! A semi bit gritty, but nothing like a true glitter polish. Definitely manageable! :)
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Vicky said on Apr 11th, 2009 2:14 am
Lime Shine and Jen Jen are awesome.
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Denny said on Apr 11th, 2009 2:15 am
Yes, Meg Peg is a bad a** color. I have to get this one! It looks almost like Superstar's Rising Star Razzberry. Do you have that color too?
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Lucy said on Apr 11th, 2009 2:45 am
I love everyone! Love glittery polishes.
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rijaH said on Apr 12th, 2009 11:56 am
I just wanna eat Lime Shine and Meg Peg is soooo nice ! Love them :D
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Vanessa said on Apr 14th, 2009 12:11 pm
Hmmm, I've been looking for some bright nail polishes for the summer since the weather has been breaking.. I might need to get some of those.. haha
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Stacey said on May 18th, 2009 6:59 am
Your nails put me off the polish. You have stubby spoon nails
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Liz said on Jun 22nd, 2009 12:13 pm
Umm, Stacey are you serious..Steph has the best nails ever! Looks like someone forgot to take their meds!! LOL
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Naomi said on Mar 20th, 2010 4:23 pm
I love these colors, and unfortunately I did not know about this collection when it came out. Would you happen to have any extra bottles that you would be willing to sell or know of someone who might? I'd appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks
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laci said on Aug 15th, 2010 8:19 pm
hahah hey chick did you know you name spelled backwards spells I Moan!! hahahhahah
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