China Glaze Poolside Collection; Available April 1. You can view my Poolside swatches here.
Index to Pinkie: China Glaze Pool Party, Color Club Screamin' Fuchsia, Orly Passion Fruit, Essie Punchy Pink
China Glaze Pool Party: This one compared to the others is the pinkest in a medium tone. Punchy Pink is just as pink with no coral tones but it's much brighter and has a chalky-type base.
Color Club Screamin' Fuchsia: Before Pool Party, this was my go-to obnoxious pink. It applies beautifully like most Color Club neons, but it does have a bit of a coral tone that Pool Party does not.
Orly Passion Fruit: This one is a jelly and pretty bright on it's own, but it can't hold a candle to the other polishes pictured here. It looks best over white and has a really pretty clear pink tone.
Essie Punchy Pink: This one is the lightest hot pink I have, and honestly the lightest neon pink I've seen. It applies just ok, not bad but not amazing. It's pretty unique and I love this one.
FLIP FLOP FANTASY
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Lippmann Daytripper, Color Club AMp'd Up, Essie Bright Tights
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy: I have never seen another polish like this one. A pink-toned neon coral? Yeah, I have nothing at all like it.
Lippmann Daytripper: This isn't neon, but it's the closest in idea. It's a pink-toned coral, but it appears very soft on the nail when put next to these eye-poppers.
Color Club Amp'd Up: This bright orange applies perfectly in two coats and it's base is opaque making this thing the brightest orange on the nail that I own.
Essie Bright Tights: It seems as bright as the Color Club in the bottle, but the sheer jelly base makes this a bit deeper on the nail. Unless you put it over white...
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Sun Worshiper, Color Club Explosive, Essie Shorty Pants, ChG Sun Worshiper
China Glaze SUn Worshiper: As I mentioned in my swatch post, this reminds me of Color Club Explosive with more orange and that's basically exactly what it is.
Color Club Explosive: This applies about on par with Sun Worshiper, but is less orange. I'd really call it more of a yellow.
Essie Shorty Pants: This one is straight up creamy yellow, not really neon but I thought it might be good to compare them anyway:)
YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Color Club Yell-oh, Essie Limelight, ChG YPDB
China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini: This is the most yellow of the bunch. What I mean by that is that the green highlighter cast in these neon yellows is the least strong in this one. There's also a bit more concentrated yellow.
Color Club Yell-oh: This one applies like buttah. The jelly texture is amazing, but it's still a bit sheer and you can see your nail line. The non-jelly texture of the other two make them a bit more easy to wear alone without a white base coat.
Essie Limelight: This is the brightest of them all, but it applies the worst. Over white it's gorgeous, but that's an extra step. Overall, the color makes it worth any measures you must take to make it work, in my opinion.
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada, Color Club Limelight, China Glaze Limonyte, China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada
China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada: This has more yellow than the Color Club but is just as bright. It applies just slightly more streakily than the Color Club as well. They're overall pretty similar.
Color Club Limelight: This one is a jelly and has a bit less yellow than the others. It applies quite nicely.
China Glaze Limonyte: This one obviously has shimmer, the base is quite yellow and the shimmer is a vibrant greened yellow. This is the brightest of the bunch.
Index to pinkie: China Glaze Towel Boy-Toy, China Glaze Sky-High Top, China Glaze Blue Sparrow, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
China Glaze Towel Boy Toy: This is the lightest of the four, and it has a gorgeous duochrome shimmer that shifts from light blue to violet. It applies very nicely and is opaque in three thin coats.
China Glaze Sky-High Top: This one isn't really neon, but it's a soft sky/periwinkle blue with shimmer. It applies perfectly in two coats.
China Glaze Blue Sparrow: Technically this is supposed to be a neon, but it's a good deal darker than the others, and has blue glitter throughout. It takes 4 thin coats for opacity, but it's well worth it. Three coats are shown here.
Sally Hansen Pacific Blue: Again, not technically neon, but super bright. This is a bit darker and it has more purple in than the others. It applied wonderfully opaque in two coats.