OPI Neons 2014: Your First Complete Collection Swatches

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OPI Neons 2014 Permanent Collection

OPI Neons 2014! Summer! And guess what! These brand new OPI neons are being added to the permanent collection. As you may or may not have realized, neon is going nowhere – FAST. Let’s get to lookin’.

opi neons 2014 - in yer face bright

So this year, the OPI Neons Collection is being released side by side with a special white base coat called Put a Coat On! And you should. It’s the white undies that’ll make these shades pop – in the right light.

OPI Neons 2014

All these OPI neon 2014 shades are hard for my camera to pick up so I took a couple shots each to try and catch the way the shade appears in different light. Some photos will look dark but the polish is what you’re looking at so stare right at the nail job and try not to go blind.

OPI Life Gave Me Lemons Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 life gave me lemons

Everything I’m showing you has an OPI Put a Coat On! white base coat – everything. You can use ’em all without but they’re not as bright and not as bold.

OPI Neon Life Gave Me Lemons Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 life gave me lemons

Before you get to painting, I want to remind you shake your bottles and shake ’em good. It’ll help your polish glide on sweetly – which it does. No lumping, no clumping, and an easy-to-apply formula on all of ’em.

OPI You Are So Outta Lime Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 you are so outta lime!

Mostly, this stuff went on in two super-easy coats over my über-dry white base coat. I used quick, straight strokes from the cuticle to the tip with a quick cap of the edge.

OPI Neon You Are So Outta Lime Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 you are so outta lime!

The shades turn to matte when they’re dry, so when your first starts to go matte, it’s time for your second.

OPI Neon Juice Bar Hopping OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 juice bar hopping

I was wearing this shade as Nick was driving down the highway – I turned to him and said “Lookit! This matches EXACTLY that orange construction sign! Pull over so I can take a picture!” He said no. Something about going 100km/h or sumthin’. Mumble... mumble… killjoy.

OPI Juice Bar Hopping OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 juice bar hopping

Oh, and I topcoated some of it to show you how awesome it is. I used my long-standing favourite Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat – so shiny… so very shiny. BTW, did I mention Juice Bar Hopping is my favourite from this collection of OPI neons? It is.

OPI Down to the Core-al Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 down to the core-al (blinds closed seems to show depth of neon-y colour)

While you’re applying these OPI neons, you’ll notice your first color coat isn’t pretty. Don’t worry – the second is where the magic is. Apply the second coat in nice easy strokes and voila! Love.

OPI Neon Down to the Core-al OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 down to the core-al (same photo as above with the blinds open - where'd the neon go?)

OPI Hotter Than You Think OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 hotter than you pink (no topcoat)

OPI Hotter Than You Pink was the only shade I needed three coats for. It’s kind of sheer and kind of frosty but it’s beautifully bright even if you can see the little fuzzy stuck to my middle finger (sometimes the camera sees stuff I can’t and maybe YOU can’t even see it because you’re reading this on your phone).

OPI Neon Hotter Than You Pink OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 hotter than you pink

See what the top coat does? See? iSwoon.

OPI Push & Pur-Pull OPI Neon 2014

opi neons 2014 push & pur-pull

That’s where my OPI Neons notes end but you know I have a few last words. Um, use your basecoat. It does two really great things: first, it pops your neon, and second, it stops these shades from staining your nails. How do I know that Life Gave Me Lemons stains really badly? Uh, because I’m a dork and got really excited to start playing OPI neon and forgot my basecoat. I did that. Yep.

For OPI GelColor fans, Neons by OPI will be available beginning May 2014 at your professional salon. OPI Neons lacquer shades will retail for $10.95 at your local OPI Retailer around the same time.

If you’re looking for more OPI information, we direct you to opi.com. If you’re just looking for more neons for Summer 2014 information in general, we’ve got some Essie Neons 2014 coverage and I’m working on a couple other neon-y things to make your eyes water.

So, you gonna get you some? One? Two? All?

Manicures and photographs by Karen Falcon (she loves an lemon-lime neon squeeze) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com.