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OPI Neon 2014 swatches

Hello friends! I have been extremely busy with all the uni assignments (just 1 left now!!!) but since I got the new OPI Summer Neons 2014 collection the other day and there isn’t many swatches available online I decided to do a quick (read looong) post to show you how these polishes look. I purchased the whole set of seven polishes via Ebay. I paid about £40 including shipping for the whole set and it took nine days to arrive :) The set comes with six OPI neon colours and a white OPI Natural Nail Base Coat. The base coat is called Put a Coat On! and it is a bright colour booster which pretty much means that it is just a white polish. I found that it needs two coats to be perfectly streak-free.

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OPI Push & Pur-Pull

Push & Pur-Pull is a purple creme polish with semi- matte finish. It is not very opaque and seemed to leave slightly patchy finish with two and even three coats. On the first swatches I am wearing two coats of Push & Pur-Pull with clear base and no top coat.

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Next I am wearing three coats of Push & Pur-Pull on top of OPI Put a Coat On! and Poshe top coat.

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It looks better with white base and top coat but still slightly patchy when you look carefully.

OPI Juice Bar Hopping

Juice Bar Hopping is a neon orange creme polish with semi- matte finish. On my first swatches I am wearing two coats on top of natural nail with no top coat. It looks quite neon on a natural base but there is some visible nail line. Formula wise this polish was great.

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On top of white base Juice Bar Hopping really popped into a NEON orange. Gorgeous bright and flawless finish with just two coats and top coat.

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OPI Life Gave Me Lemons

Life Gave Me Lemons is a neon yellow (with green undertones) creme polish with semi- matte finish. On my first swatches I am wearing two coats on top of natural nail with no top coat. This polish was very easy to apply and the formula was quite opaque- there is barely any visible nail line.

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Applying Life Gave Me Lemons on top of the white base did not make a drastic change. It was quite neon and opaque on its own already. On the swatches below I am wearing two coats on top of Put a Coat On! and top coat.

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OPI Hotter than You Pink

Hotter than You Pink is a neon pink polish with blue shimmer and semi- matte finish. On the swatches I am wearing two coats on a natural base. The formula was not the greatest but I love anything pink, especially a polish with such a gorgeous blue shimmery finish. There was some visible nail line after two coats.

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Putting Hotter than You Pink on top of the white base turned the bright pink even brighter, almost too bright to photograph! On the swatches below I am wearing two coats on top of Put a Coat On! and top coat.

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You are So Outta Lime!

You are So Outta Lime! is a neon green creme polish with matte finish. On my first swatches I am wearing two coats on top of natural nail with no top coat. This polish was great to apply and it was quite opaque.

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Whereas You are So Outta Lime! looked great on it’s own it looked even better on top of the white base coat with glossy top coat!

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OPI Down to the Core-al

Down to the Core-al is a neon coral polish with shimmery matte finish. On the swatches I am wearing two coats on a natural base with no top coat. The formula was bad- I mean look at these streaks :( but the colour is sooo amazing!!! :D I can see myself having a love-hate relationship with this one!

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Down to the Core-al is, as many other polishes from this collection, pretty on it’s own but with the white base and a layer of top coat it achieves the perfect neon a girl (or a boy) needs! You wouldn’t go unnoticed wearing this polish, it is, when you survive the application process of course :P

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Overall a nice set of neons with a variety of formulas. White base is highly recommended but could easily be replaced with just your normal white polish. I know a lot of people are not keen on adding a white base as it’s an extra step but I think it is worth it as it really turns some of the colours from neon to NEON.

I can see myself using these polishes a lot in the summer! 

Thanks for checking out my OPI Neon 2014 swatches- let me know what you think!

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6 Comments

  1. Robin

    Yeey another AJ post! I’m so happy now :) Gorgeous swatches! I had expected this collection to be even more neon to be honest, but I do love the colours. I adore the pink and coral, as well as You Are so Outta Lime :)

  2. Emily Nailsxo

    Nice to see you back :D I hope your uni assignments are going well! I loved reading this post and checking out the colours, my favourite is Push & Pur-Pull and Juice Bar Hopping they look so bright and colourful, and definitely ones I would consider wearing in the Summer! :) xx
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  3. Miranda Prescott

    I love the yellow and green, they seem to be the most unique neon’s. Lovely swatches!!

  4. julia

    I’m just shocked of the quality of your pics!
    They look stunning and I love the lay out of your blog :)
    Amazing swatches as well ;) Hotter than You Pink is a stunning pink shade!

    xx julia

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