There is always a little flutter in my stomach when I stumble across a new-to-me indie brand. It is like discovering a buried treasure, all excitement and mystery. Even better is when the shiny new polish is actually really nice to wear. This was exactly the case when I cracked open my package from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer. All new, shiny, and awesome.
First up is Blue Bombshell, a ridiculously bright aqua with a tropical teal shimmer. I used two coats for this one, and a nice layer of Seche Vite. Unlike most neons, this whole collection dries glossy even without topper, which was a very nice surprise. I think this might be just the color for those blue lovers who need something a teeny bit more interesting for summer.
Don't Call Me Barbie
Holy brightness, Batman! This is a proper warm neon pink with a strong gold shimmer raging throughout. Again, this was a two-coater, even on my longer (than my usual) nails. This color is what my inner neon-addict craves when she bores of simple creams. That shimmer...hnnnnng. I would wear this all summer...and fall...maybe winter too. Neon knows no season.
In The Limelight
This shade is always a heart-breaker for me. I admit I did not have high hopes when I cracked this bottle open. Thank the Gods, I was so wrong. In The Limelight is a delightfully obnoxious punchy green with a slight gold shimmer. It applied smoothly in three thin coats and I topped it with my customary layer of Seche Vite. Much fun was had with this shade and my little UV flashlight.
I saved my favorite for last. You knew...you had to know...that the fuchsia shade would be my favoritest favorite shade. Radioactive Orchid does not disappoint. It is a perfectly electric neon fuchsia infused with a purply-blue shimmer. I used three paper-thin layers and a layer of Seche Vite...and I never wanted to take this off. It is magic and wonder and all the things Jem and the Holograms dreamed of when they slept. I'm on a bit of a kick lately with this color, so my poetic ramblings when it comes to this particular shade should be
accepted as the gospel they absolutely are taken with a grain of salt. It is a great color though.
So what is your verdict, now that you have seen the swatches? I think you should seriously consider grabbing the set. Neons are so perfect for the summer months, and these are so much more fun than your average creamy colors. I've even got some art that I made with these that I am itching to show you!