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My first impression when I saw these colours on my nails are just.. highlighters! Bright, neon, sheer.. They looked exactly like the classic old highlighters which we used to mark out the important points during our school days!
Application-wise, these polishes are all on the super duper sheer side except for 2 (which are just sheer, not yet super duper). I used a white base for all the swatches below as I don't want to paint over 10 coats to get a opaque coverage.
First up, we have China Glaze Keepin' It Teal, a Turquoise jelly neon polish as described by China Glaze.
Personally I think it's much more green than teal/turquoise. I know it does look kinda turquoise in the picture, but it's actually much greener and brighter in real life.
Keepin' It Teal reminds me a lot of China Glaze's Four Leaf Clover except that this is jelly. If the creme half of the collection is China Glaze's classics turned neon, I wouldn't be surprised if the jelly half is China Glaze's neons turns jelly.
Coverage-wise, it's extremely sheer. Probably never going to get opaque, but does leave a nice jelly finish. This is about 3-4 coats over a white base.
Probably a great addition if you are into jelly polishes.
Are You Jelly? is my favourite from the jelly half of the collection. It's a beautiful purple, and it's one of the not-so-sheer colours among the 6.
Application-wise, it's smooth like jelly (of course) and took me only 2 coats to get this coverage (over a white base).
It does reminds me of another China Glaze polish but I'm not sure which. Definitely not one I have. I thought it was Flying Dragon without the blue glitters, but I searched for pictures online and they were not that close.
China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts, a Raspberry jelly neon polish.
You Drive Me Coconuts is a raspberry pink neon that looks like it's just pink until compared side by side to the real pink neon of the collection.
This is 2 coats of polish over a white base. You Drive Me Coconuts is also one of the not-so-sheer jelly polish from the collection.
Finish for this polish is also more matte rather jelly shiny. Kinda just like painting hightlighter on your nails.
China Glaze Heat Index, a Hot Pink jelly neon polish.
Hot Index is the indicated pink polish of the collection. It's much more neon and bright in actual than in the pictures.
Heat Index does really seems more pink, but it is also significantly more sheer and have a shiny jelly finish as compared to You Drive Me Coconuts. However, both shades are really similar in my opinion and you probably don't need both.
For me, I think I prefer Heat Index for it's finish although it's super sheer. Would probably be great for a jelly sandwich. This is about 3-4 coats over a white base.
China Glaze Isle See You Later, a blue jelly neon polish.
Isle See You Later is a pretty blue jelly, but it's sort of like all the other blue neons except that it's sheer and jelly. Not super special for me.
Coverage is super super sheer, this is about 3-4 coats over a white base. Finish is nice though.. smooth and jelly.
A highlighter blue neon jelly.
Last from the collection - China Glaze Shell-O, a coral jelly neon polish.
China Glaze describes Shell-O as a coral but I think it leans a lot towards orange. I do like the name though.
Coverage is really sheer, like most of the others in this collection. This is about 3-4 coats over a white base. Looks slightly more pink in the shade and more orange under sunlight.. Quite interesting.
I'm usually into corals but not so much for this one. Maybe because it's too orange and bright.
Okay, so I'm done with this collection. What do you think? Personally I think there's too much similar colours in 1 collection (all the pinks, raspberry and corals). Might be that there isn't much choices for neons in the first place, but it does make me feel that this collection doesn't need to have 12 colours. It might be better for China Glaze to stop at 6 or 8 or something.
Anyway, I might be showing some comparisons next, so stay tuned! :)
And to my Singapore readers, China Glaze Neons On The Shore are now available for sale at PolishAlley! :)