Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie I'm Addicted cover

Tried the Trend: Neon & Nude

Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie I'm Addicted coverMy love of all things neon is well documented, but I do realize not everyone is into the neon trend as much as I am. That is why I find this neon and nude trend so interesting. For those of you that aren’t completely gung-ho about neons this might be a way for you to still take advantage of all the awesome neon polishes that have been released recently.

The first thing I needed to do to try this look was to find a nude polish that actually worked with my skintone. Believe it or not I didn’t have one! My perfect nude is Essie Topless & Barefoot.

I started with Topless & Barefoot as a base and let it dry completely. The point of this trend (or at least what I gather to be the point…) is to be able to effortlessly wear neons. So I did a really simple accent nail using Essie I’m Addicted. I just blocked off the bottom half of my nail with tape and did a couple of coats of I’m Addicted to cover the top part of my nail.

Honestly, I was surprised how much I liked the end result. I wore it out for some Sunday funday drinks on the patio with friends and it was perfect.

I’m interested to know what y’all think about the nude and neon trend. I think it’s a trend people could get into if they’re willing to give it a try. Plus, it’s so fun for summer!

There are, of course, swatches under the jump.


Nude and neon nail art Essie nude and neon nail art Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie I'm Addicted Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie I'm Addicted swatch

10 thoughts on “Tried the Trend: Neon & Nude

  1. Aunt Marti June 2, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I like the “just a little spot” of blue. All-blue nails is so distracting to me, I usually can only stand them for a day or two!

    • Alli June 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

      They definitely can be. Especially with such a bright blue!

  2. Abby June 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

    What kind of tape did you use?

    • Alli June 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Just regular scotch tape.

      A quick tip is to stick it once on the back of your hand so it isn’t TOO sticky on the nail 🙂

      • Katie June 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        Washi tape would be good too!

  3. thebubblybrunette June 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love this look! I just picked up I’m Addicted and I can’t wait to wear it.

    • Alli June 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      It’s such a pretty blue! You’re going to love it 🙂

  4. Cookie June 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I’m not a big fan of neons — this mani might be a good way for me to mix things up. I’ve definitely got to pick up a bottle of Topless & Barefoot it looks to have the right amount of pink.

    • Alli June 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Neons definitely aren’t everyone’s cup of tea though I do think this is a good way to kind of dip your toe in the water.

      I highly recommend T&B if your skintone is close to mine. I’ve had the hardest time finding the perfect nude polish!

  5. Katie June 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Ohh I’m smitten!

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