Sunday, April 7, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Neener Neener Nails Swatches and Review





Hello everyone!


Today I thought I'd share with you a few swatches from an up and coming, 3-Free indie brand hilariously named Neener Neener Nails.

I discovered Neener Neener Nails, or N3, when Carolina from Colores de Carol reviewed them on her blog. The combinations looked so interesting and I couldn't resist looking into a brand with such a funny name.



Full size (15ml) N3 polishes are available for individual sale for $8.50 at their Etsy Shop. They also offer combined pricing for multiple mini bottles.

NEWSFLASH! As of today Full-size bottle are currently on sale for $6.50 excluding the Peacock collection which are on sale for $8.75. I have no idea how long the sale will last so get 'em before they're gone!



The Colors


Strawberry Fields is a lively duo of small hot pink and lime green, round and square glitters suspended in a white base.


Neener Neener Nails "Strawberry Fields"

Unfortunately this formula doesn't match the others I purchased. Application was troublesome and I feel like the brush was working against it. It should have been opaque in one or two coats, but it took three to smooth everything out.

Neener Neener Nails "Strawberry Fields"

Even though it took some extra effort, I really like the end result. White nails may not be everyone's cup of tea, but this polish has little sprinkles of fresh spring in it to give it something special.

Neener Neener Nails "Strawberry Fields"





Lace 'n Frills is a densely packed combination of white bar glitter along with a mix of baby pink, baby blue, lime green, and white small square and hex glitters...all suspended in a clear base. 


Neener Neener Nails "Lace 'n Frills" over Sinful Colors "Mauve"


This glitter concoction  is incredibly easy to work with. A few swirls of the brush and you have an even collection of each type of glitter. I used one stroke for base application and then simply dabbed on extra pieces wherever they were needed. I really had complete control over how much I wanted.



Neener Neener Nails "Lace 'n Frills" over Sinful Colors "Mauve"



This combination is absolutely beautiful. Well thought out and the name fits perfectly. While the glitters may stand out more against a darker base, a combination this delicate looking needed a light, subtle color to match.


Neener Neener Nails "Lace 'n Frills" over Sinful Colors "Mauve"





Pool Party is colorful blend of red, orange, emerald, blue and purple small and medium hex glitter suspended in a dusty blue milky base. Some hexes look really large on me, but keep in mind my nail beds are tiny.

Neener Neener Nails "Pool Party"

This applies pretty sheer on the first coat, but the consistency is a dream with no resistance from the glitter. The layers build up nicely to full opacity at three coats. Like lace 'n Frills, the glitter is very easy to maneuver and I could easily pick up specific colors from the neck of the bottle and place them in any bare spots.


Neener Neener Nails "Pool Party"


The name is so fitting. I really reminds me of all the poolside birthday parties I attended as a child. This looks like what the pool usually did after all the water balloons exploded.

Neener Neener Nails "Pool Party"




Electric Rainbow is exactly what it sounds like. It's a clear base with suspended neon orange bar glitters along with different size hex gliters of every color in the rainbow.
Neener Neener Nails "Electric Rainbow over  Sinful Colors "Mesmerize"


I did notice that the base wasn't completely clear. It looked as if the highlighter yellow hexes may have bled a bit, but it didn't affect the finished look. The base is also a bit thicker - about the same consistency as a good top coat. Once again, I had no probably placing the glitters as I liked. It took longer to dry than the others, but it was completely worth it.

Neener Neener Nails "Electric Rainbow over  Sinful Colors "Mesmerize"


I have oodles of multicolored polishes, but this is by far my favorite. I mean look at it! Now THIS is my kind of party.

Neener Neener Nails "Electric Rainbow over  Sinful Colors "Mesmerize"



Overall

Neener Neener Nails is a brand that deserves more attention and I will definitely be purchasing more from them when I can gather up the funds.

With all of the rising indie favorites out there it's hard to find newer companies that manage to come up with glitter combos that are are unique or stand out from the others. Despite the flaws of Strawberry Fields, I'm glad I have it. I plan to play with it more to see if a few drops of thinner will remedy some of the issues I had.

While I'm pleased with all four I purchased, I'm still reeling over Electric Rainbow.





Which indie brand do you think deserves more attention? 
Will you be picking up any polishes from Neener Neener Nails?

Let me know in the comments below and share your recommendation of underrated favorites on my Facebook or Twitter page.

Also, take a moment and check out Neener Neener Nails on Facebook and Twitter and let them know what you think of these combos.
(You could even throw me a bone and tell them I sent you. I little word-of-mouth exposure couldn't hurt.)

Thanks for reading!

-Melody

11 comments:

  1. Wow... beautiful mani's!! Thank you so much for the review/swatches!! <3

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    1. You're are so welcome. Worth every penny and I'll be purchasing again soon! I can't wait to see what else you'll have in store. :)

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  2. I love strawberry field, though I think the name strawberry milk fits better :)

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    1. I love it too. I've seen other pink/green glitter combos but I like that these are smaller and more sparse.

      Strawberry Milk is an interesting alternative. I had assumed Strawberry Milk would be pink, but I can't drink milk at all...so what do I know? :p

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  3. Wow, your nails are gorgeous! How have I not heard of you before!

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    1. Aww, thank you! I wanted to say the same thing to you!

      I'm one of the new kids on the block when it comes to my own blog, but I've been devoted to nail art for a couple of years now.

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  4. You have beautiful swatches! Found your blog through Butter London. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I had just recently read you resort collection post. Your swatches are gorgeous as well!

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  5. Your swatches are so pretty! I found your blog by looking at Neener Neener Nails Etsy site. I think I need Electric Rainbow and Pool Party :)

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  6. Thank you! You won't regret it if you get them! I'm still in love.

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  7. I have Strawberry Fields. It's lovely, especially over white, but it is the most God-awful smell ever.

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