Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge: China Glaze in the Lime Light (Neon)

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Hey folks! It's time once again for the Neverending Pile Challenge! Actually, despite its name, the first round of the challenge does end in two weeks, and I think I'll bow out at that point. Doing so many challenges per week really clogs up my blogging schedule and I haven't done much nail art lately. But wow, have I tried a whole lot of untried polishes!

Today's theme is neon, perfect for summer! I'm not a huge neon nut because I have such pale skin that neon doesn't always look great on me. I definitely prefer cooler neons rather than pinks and yellows. So today I'm wearing China Glaze In the Lime Light (Neon), a neon green with aqua shimmer. I don't know what the story is behind the parenthetical in the name--I'm guessing there is/was also a non-neon version of this polish?

Anyway! As you can probably tell, my camera panicked a little bit with this polish! It's actually a bit darker than it appears here.

China Glaze In the Lime Light (Neon). Three coats with Out the Door topcoat.

I love this shade of green, but sadly the formula was no bueno. It was very sheer and streaky--even at three coats you can still see my nail line a bit. I also had some problems with bald spots. I suppose it could have been worse though. Like most neons, this polish dries matte, but I like it glossy better because it brings out the shimmer.

Total untrieds tried: 68 + chevron decals + 3 stamping plates



  1. This is my absolute favorite neon green of all time! I use it constantly in summer.

  2. That is one fun neon green! I quite like it.

  3. When I saw this in my feed I could not see anything else! I zero-ed in on the most amazing neon green! It's a shame about the formula though. For similar colors, I would recommend the American Apparel Neons. The formulas are hideous but I deal with it since the colors are fabulous.
    Would you recommend buying the China Glaze polish? I haven't seen any other neon green like this!

    1. Well, it's entirely up to how tolerant you are, I guess! It might be easier to layer it over white; I didn't try that.

  4. I think I have to purchase this then! If I can deal with the American Apparel neons I may be able to deal with this one! It's absolutely gorgeous!