I love neon. It took me awhile to get on board with the neon trend but now that I am it seems I can’t get enough neon everything in my life! Whether it be shoes or purses or in this case nail polish.
Due to this I must admit I’m a bit addicted to I’m Addicted.
Essie describes I’m Addicted as a neon aquamarine blue. That is a much fancier description than I would have come up with and it’s spot on.
The nice thing about this particular blue is that even though it’s a neon it’s not crazy bright. I am a lover of eye scorching bright neons, don’t get me wrong. But, these kinds of more subtle neons are also nice. Particularly when we’re not into the summer season just yet.
There is a downside of this polish and it’s the formula. Some neons have a bit of a jelly feel and I’m Addicted is that kind of formula. Due to this 3 coats is absolutely required. And of course, since I’m Addicted is a neon, it dries to that semi matte finish. A shiny top coat is required!
Essie recommends using all their neons over a white base. I did try that with I’m Addicted (there is a swatch of that under the jump) and I don’t think it’s necessary. You get a fuller color but the finished look isn’t worth the 5 coats of polish necessary to get there (2 coats of white + 3 coats of I’m Addicted…yikes!).
There are a slew of swatches under the jump!