I anxiously awaited the China Glaze summer neon polishes to arrive in my home town. My local Lawtons and Sallys were stalked every week for their arrival. I was that excited.
When I saw the display though, the two polishes I was planning to purchase, Flirty Tankini and Pink Plumeria, looked the exact same in the bottle. I couldn't justify both (even though in swatches, they were completely different) so I went with Pink Plumeria and Surfin' for Boys (currently on my toes). I'm not a huge neon wearer, and my picks were the least neon of the bunch. Don't get me wrong - I love the idea of neon and I love seeing people wearing it on their nails. For me though, I just think it's too bright. This is coming from someone who usually avoids blue, so it's not too surprising. Surfin' for Boys is incredibly vibrant and beautiful though (almost uncomfortably so) - I wish I could show you but ew, I'd have to show you my feet, ew gross. Perhaps I'll wear it on my nails when they're short and show you :)
Anyway, Pink Plumeria is gorgeous. Don't take this lightly. Seriously, it's pretty much my perfect summer shade. It's a soft pink, while still being bright and vibrant for summer. Plus, it has a gorgeous shimmer running through it. And it's fun! Pink Plumeria dried to a matte finish - my nails in the pictures have a coat of Seche Vite. Probably because it has a matte finish, it also dried very fast! The funny thing about this polish is that it looks completely different in different lighting. In the sun, it almost looks pastel. But in regular light, it looks neon. And in fluorescent lighting, it looks quite dark.
Below is what it looks like in the sun:
If you're looking for an original pink nail polish shade (which nowadays, is getting hard to find) this is it. This is definitely one for the "best pinks" list. I highly recommend it!