Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Polish 'M Not Really Neons Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

*Press Sample*
Today I am sharing 6 of the 12 Not Really Neons from Polish 'M.  I will preface this review by saying that I loved what I saw on the 6, so I had to purchase the remaining 6.  You'll find out why soon enough.  The Not Really Neons Collection feature 12 buttery cremes that are bright and vivid with amazing formula that work for so many uses!

Photos shown in filtered light and LED light.  Picture heavy post.
This isn't a normal swatch review.  Michelle, the owner of Polish 'M, requested nail art.  Nail art?  YES!  These baby are the trifecta of cremes!  1) they water marble!  2) perfect buttery formula 3) they stamp too!!  YES - these babies are multi-purpose.  They all have a wax like finish and most are opaque in 1 coat.

First let's get into the water marbling.  I found that every polish in the 6 spread evenly in perfect rings and I was getting great color pick up.  I wanted to see the colors on their own without a white base, so each of these manis has no base undie.

The first is mani I will share is using Atomic (pink) and Harlequin (light green) in a water marble.  Using Harlequin in a water marble with no white undie did make it look more on the yellow side.

Then I had to combine Tangelo (orange) and Myrtle (teal) because I love colors that contrast each other.

Next I stepped up my water marble game and combined 3 colors - Royal (dark purple), Harlequin (light green) and Wisteria (pink purple).  I made this one have a party on my nails by adding some fun little color coordinating dots.

The last water marble I have to share I used Tangelo (orange), Atomic (pink) and Wisteria (pink purple).

And then of course I had to add to it with star vinyls!  I love doing art over a water marble!

I mentioned that these babies stamp too and here is the mani to prove it.  I used Harlequin (2 coats) as my base and created a gradient with Myrtle.  I stamped with Myrtle and was so excited that it stamped I quickly moved all the polishes to my regularly used rack of polish.

Another use of these cremes are as bases to glitter toppers.  I love glitter toppers and I am always looking for fun base colors that make glitter pop.  These cremes are the answer.

Here is Royal topped with Two Tickets To Paradise (Laquerlicious - which is a vintage Polish 'M).

And lastly I have to share is Tangelo topped with On Vacation (Laquerlicious).

I know you are asking "how do I get my own set?"  Good question!
Step 1: bookmark Polish 'M
Step 2: join Polish 'M Facebook Fan Group
Step 3: follow Polish 'M on Instagram
Step 4: You can skip right to this step if needed, pre-order starts August 14th and ends September 15th.

Do you need some fun bright cremes to add to your collection that water marble and stamp?  Will you be picking up any of them?

Other products used:
Clear Jelly Stamper - Big Bling Stamper (press sample)
Lantern and Wren - Mani Defender (press sample)
It Girl Nail Art - IG101 (press sample)
Glisten and Glow - HK Girl Top Coat
Heather's Hues - Heart of the Matter

Oh and before I forget check out my YouTube channel for the water marble videos!

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails


  1. OMG, I love how you've used these super fun shades. Your water marbles and your nail art are fantastic. I wish I could come to you to get my nails done!

  2. Pink and orange paired together is my favorite in general so I'm glad you went that route on this post, along with the other beautiful combinations!

  3. I love the pink and magenta combination! And that you watermarbled with them all - awesome 🌈🌈 they look fabulous.

  4. I absolutely love the pink and orange watermarble. That's a great combination.

  5. I love that green shade it's a real stunner. Lately i love to see different shades of green - i wonder why, since i was always a blue shade polish lover!

  6. Oh man... they marble so nicely! I love the look you did with the added star vinyls!

  7. So much marbly goodness! The polishes are gorgeous but your nail art really takes them over the top! :)

  8. GAH! Your marbles are so fantastic!! Michelle makes such a wonderful polish!

  9. Wow these all look gorgeous but I am loving seeing your water marbles - they are prefection!

  10. Your marbling skills are so good! I wish my attempts were even half as pretty haha :)

  11. The water marble with stars is my favorite!

  12. I Love the one you did with the dots !

  13. I am in love with this collection! You made nail art magic with it

  14. Great lineup and love all the different nail art looks you created! So many great possibilities!!


Thank you for your comment. :)