I'm not sure how interested you are but I'm actually a web developer by trade. Writing this blog has been really interesting for me as I'm learning - from the content side - how to give you the most interesting posts and photos. One of my biggest sources of traffic is for the American Apparel polishes as there just aren't that many reviews and pictures out there. I stopped by the store the other day to see if there were more polishes I could swatch out and that's when I came across Neon Red. NEON RED. I love a good neon and trust me, this one doesn't disappoint, unlike stupid Orly Hot Shot.
As I've mentioned a couple of times, I have horrible, bright green stains on my nails from I-don't-even-know-what. This causes a bit of a problem as a lot of the polishes I want to try out, like neons, are kinda sheer. Hence my surprise when I found out that Neon Red actually covers really well. And it's eyeball-aneurysmly bright, which is always a plus. So, what you'll see in the picture below is three coats, for consistency, on top of a coat of Joe Fresh White. I couldn't handle having to start over if I found at three coats it wasn't opaque enough, hence the white coat. I almost wish I'd stopped at that as it was really pretty on it's own but I've had a hankerin' for stampin' lately that must be fed.
Pretty much every time I finish a mani that isn't a crazy glitter, I sift through my stamping plates trying to decide which to use. 90% of the time I can't decide and give up but tonight I thought I'd try out this tribal-style stamp from Bundle Monster Plate BM-221. I really have to practice my stamping as I can't help but see all the imperfections in the stamps. This is one of my better attempts but there are still so many holes in the pattern. Sigh. One day. I used the Konad Special polish in black for the stamps, if you're interested.
The Verdict: As much as I hate American Apparel's clothes, their polishes are actually really awesome and Neon Red is no exception. Neon application is always hard as they're unpredictable in terms of how sheer they are but this was opaque in two coats and super bright. For 3 for $18, can't really go wrong.