Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NEON NAILS IT

WHAT: “The ‘80s are back in full force and BRIGHT nails are big for spring,” says celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees, who has worked with everyone from Lady Gaga to Britney Spears to the Kardashians. “These colors are reminiscent of highlighters used back in the school days and are seen on everything from makeup to apparel.”

WHY: “Neon nails make a statement and fluorescent nail polish offers that extra flare to any outfit. Say goodbye to clear nude and say hello to eye catching pops of color.”

WHO: Rihanna, Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne have all gone neon. Now, Kimmie tells you how to nail the look using affordable Milani nail products from your local drugstore.

HOW TO: “The best way to wear most neon colors is to apply one coat of a solid white polish, try Milani White Nail Lacquer. This creates a base for the Neon that allows the color to almost GLOW on the nails once it is applied. Allow the white to dry just a little before applying the Neon colors so that you don’t get streaking! The other fun fact about Neon is that most dry to a matte finish on their own - if you want you can wear it with the matte look and a couple days later apply a shiny top coat so that you get two looks out of one manicure! Try Milani Quick Dry Top Coat – great shine and fast drying.”

“Neon colors can be worn anytime you really want to accessorize with your nails. They are eye catching and definitely noticeable!! I love it when my clients wear these shades because I am sure they won’t be missed on the red carpet!! Recently I did a beautiful Pink French Manicure on Rihanna for a cover shoot. To get the look, use Milani Angel Pink Nail Lacquer as the base color (which acted like a white) and on top we added a hot pink tip, try Milani Pink Rocks! from their Neon Specialty Nail Lacquer Collection. Then for Ciara at the premiere of ‘Death at a Funeral,’ I layered a white base with a transparent pink MINX over the top to create a very bright neon pink for her. So Pink Neon is definitely IN as far as my clients are concerned!!”

“I have applied Neon colors to all different kinds of celebrities for a variety of events. I love to be creative and do something different and Neon shades allow me to do that. It’s a young, fresh look that allows my clients to be a little daring… Neon shades are just FUN!!!”

Prices start at $4.99, for more info go to http://www.milanicosmetics.com/

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