1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Orly Hot Tropics
1 Coat Sinful Colors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite
...and my nails are bright again! Huzzah!!! The neons are totally sucking me in. I've never really worn neon polish before, but lately? I'm all about it... so much so, that yesterday, I actually expected Sally Beauty to still have full size bottles of Orly Hot Tropics, part of their Baked collection. Sadly, the Baked display had one lone bottle of Tropical Pop and 2 bottles of Lush, neither of which had brought me into the store. BUT! The clerk mentioned something about a mini-set, and I lapped at her heels like an eager puppy and she handed me this...
Hot Tropics would be mine! Saturated would be mine! Ablaze would be mine! Neon Heat would've been more appreciated than Tropical Pop... but maybe I'll wear it, sometime? Most importantly... Hot Tropics would be mine!!! Mwahaha!!!
This is probably the first time I've ever said this, (which is kind of surprising, when you think about it...) but I think I still need a full size bottle of Orly Hot Tropics. And maybe a twin to keep it company? This shade is seriously gorgeous, and I have some major regret about not going over to grab it sooner! It looks gorgeous in pictures and was on my list of lemmings, but that's NOTHING compared to how it looks in person. It's vibrant, punchy, insanely neon purple that is just bursting with golden shimmer! Other polish companies should really take notes on Hot Tropics because it is thee perfect amount of shimmer!
Let's talk application... I'm pretty sure I could've gotten away with 2 coats. The only reason I added a third coat, was because I was having trouble deciding whether or not I could see my VNL. Yep... Hot Tropics is that bright.
So, while I was at Sally Beauty, I also picked up Va Va Voom and Passion Fruit, both neon pinks from Orly. I want to wear those so, so, very badly... but first, I have this idea for nail art that will look insanely awesome if I can manage to get it right. So... we'll see how that shakes out this weekend! I'm not exactly the most artistically-abled person that ever was... (and my stick people will attest to that!)
What do you think of Orly Hot Tropics?