After being in New York where everything was NEON NEON NEON, I’m having a bit of a neon meets nude moment. I have been rocking an amazing (if I do say so myself) manicure which I’m psyched to do a how-to for, but right now I want to show you a really simple DIY I just did that would be a perfect long weekend project.
I picked up these cheap costume necklaces from Colette. They were 50% off so both together cost me $12.95 (which means I got change from my $20 gift voucher…I’ll never be able to get rid of that thing). I figured if they were cheapies and I ballsed up the project then it was no great loss. My weapon of choice? Fluorescent nail polish.
I started with two coats of white polish on all the crystals that I wanted to colour. The crystals aren’t flat, so the white base gave the colour a bit of foundation to sit on and helped the yellow and pink pop more than they would if I painted straight onto the crystal. There is no special skill involved with the painting, but do the blobs a little thick to create a domed top, rather than thin coats. Don’t worry, it will dry eventually.
If you get paint anywhere you shouldn’t get paint, just tidy it up with remover on a q-tip once the paint is all dry. This isn’t rocket science, people!
I really wish the fluorescent yellow photographed better – it is insanely bright.
Tools of the trade…
Yellow polish: Illamasqua – Rare
White polish: Face of Australia – Cool Cotton
Pink polish: NYC Color – Show Off
A cheap and simple project that adds a nice little lick of fluoro to the simplest outfit. Very NYC.