Monday, May 4, 2009

This nail polish is so bright, you gotta wear shades!


Honestly, I bought Essie Funky Limelight for its kitsch factor. It was never a true lemming of mine because when you hear from one of your favorite blogs that it takes SEVEN coats for opacity, it kind of deflates any kind of lemming. My pictures aren't accurate for if they were, you'd shield your eyes. All were taken indoors with sunlight coming in.


While I also saw it all over the blogosphere, I wasn't particularly tempted to buy it during my double haul at Transdesign and 8ty8 (AKA my temporary lapse of judgement). It was a good day for nail polish (but not my wallet): I picked up 13 total online and 7 in person. My first stop was Trade Secret and there was Funky Limelight in all of it's highlighter yellow glory. Did I say highlighter? Yes, it's HIGHLIGHTER yellow. You can't miss this color in bright light; it's the cause of that throb in your temples.


Siobhan is right: it does take seven thin coats. (Scrangie used four thick coats, for those of you like myself who are spooked by the number seven.) Is it worth it? YES. I freakin' love this color. I can't help it: it's loud, it's crazy, it belongs in WACKYLAND! (As do I, but I digress...) This is a little like Mesmerize: it doesn't belong with the boring sheer pinks that Essie usually sends out with monotonous regularity. It looks a lot like China Glaze Celtic Sun, does anyone own it and can tell me if this is a dupe?

36 comments:

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

lol @ "Wackyland"! I live mentally in the land of Wacky, so I'd be right @ home w/this one. Great look!

Co-sign on the boring sheer pinks from Essie. I could do w/out them.

nivipa said...

I have Celtic Sun, but not FL. I, too, am curious as to whether these are dupes :)

And boy, does this make you look TAN!!

Mary said...

Everyone talks about how many coats it takes but how happy they are with it anyway, and I can see why! So vibrant. Looks great with your skin tone.

Vanessa said...

I almost need sunglasses ;) It's a stunning color indeed; impossible not to notice. I agree with Mary it looks spectacular with your skin tone ;)

The Asian Girl said...

PBG--Thanks! I say, down with the shimmery reds at OPI, too!

Nivipa--It really does pop against my skintone!

Mary--Maybe if I used less but thicker coats or a white underneath it would work out better! I still love it!

Vanessa--IRL, it could give a headache! :)

Katie said...

Wow!!This is really bright!Looks great with your skintone!I wonder how it would look with my pale skin!!lol

Gerry said...

I own Celtic Sun and from what I can tell CS slightly darker and jellyish, but it is just as sheer

The Asian Girl said...

Katie--Thanks! It looks pretty cool on lighter skintones; a couple of my sisters' friends wore it too.

Gerry--Thanks for the tip! I guess most neon yellows are just sheer, damn!

Atomica said...

Nice swatches! :)

This yellow screams so loud, people down the street can hear it! While it's not a colour I can see myself wearing a whole lot, I do think this is a must-have for my collection. The first yellow I don on my tips is going to be blinding...haha! The best thing about wearing neons is seeing people's reaction to it - plus, I find myself constantly staring at my nails...hehe.

Meredith said...

Oh my gosh, does it glow in the dark? That is some seriously fun color right there.

The Asian Girl said...

Atomica--oh, this color will definitely make most double-take. I got a headache looking at it under fluorescent lighting.

Meredith--It's really fun! No, it doesn't glow in the dark, but it would with some China Glaze Ghoulish Glow topcoat!

mewmewmew said...

Everyone talks about how many coats it takes but how happy they are with it anyway, and I can see why! So vibrant. Looks great with your skin tone.



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