NAILS | A Neon Gradient Means "HELLO SUMMER"! #ManiMonday | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

NAILS | A Neon Gradient Means "HELLO SUMMER"! #ManiMonday

My weekend started yesterday and man was it a hot one! I am fine with a hot day, but add in humidity and I'm like "NO". I know that I shave said there are no specific seasons for nail polish shades, but I feel like neons are really a summer thing. It's something about how they look against a tan and just glow in sunshine!

Summer Neon Gradient Nail Art

In my early nail polish days, Orly was a brand that I loved for both their formulas and the ease of application thanks to their super cool rubberized brush handles. When I found out that Quo had a polish partnership with Orly, I pretty much bought every Christmas pack that came out because they were just as awesome as I thought they would be. This was my first time trying Color Amp'd polishes which is a 2-step manicure that wears like a gel and has a flexible formula that flexes with the nail to allow manicures to last longer. We will see about that! The summer collection consists of three gloriously pigmented neon shades that I needed to wear all together because they were THAT pretty!

Summer Neon Gradient Nail Art

I have been feeling the love for gradients this month and how perfect is it that all three of these summer shades go wonderfully together! I started with two coats of Quo by Orly Color Amp'd Je T'aime L'ocean* and then sponged on the coral J'adore* and fuchsia Summer Bisou*. ALL gradients look a million times better with glitter, so out came one coat of Quo by Orly Falling Star! I sealed it all in with the matching Flexible Sealcoat* and in just a couple of minutes my manicure was completely dry as promised! No dry drops needed! I later decided that I needed some blue and found some matte blue star studs from Born Pretty that seemed to finish off the manicure.

Summer Neon Gradient Nail Art

The Quo by Orly Color Amp'd Summer 2017 Collection is available exclusively at Shopper Drug Mart.

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