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I hope you’re ready to be bombarded with neons and neon nail art, because it’s that time of year again! Today’s post features the Perfect Match Summer 2017 Retro Remix Collection from LeChat. I reviewed LeChat’s Perfect Match Mood polishes a few weeks ago and was super impressed. I am happy to say that the Retro Remix Collection is just as fabulous. The six shades of this collection come in both soak-off gel and traditional lacquer formulations, and they are some of the creamiest, loveliest neons I’ve worked with.
I’m really bummed out because my original plan was to swatch all six shades in the Dare to Wear traditional lacquers and play with the gels in nail art. I swatched all six shades, but when I went to crop the photos earlier this week, I realized that I must have accidentally deleted them (along with some other pictures) off my memory card before I transferred them to my computer. Uhhhhh such a bummer. So we’re going to work with what we’ve got today…some nail art!
I love doing drag marbles with gel polishes, because due to their chemistry, the polish doesn’t dry until it is cured making it super easy to do! Whenever I do this technique with traditional polish, it starts drying up on me and things get gross, fast. For this manicure, I used all six Perfect Match Retro Remix shades: Perfect Match Heartthrob (pink), Perfect Match Peach Blast (pastel-neon orange), Perfect Match Blazin’ Sun (yellow), Perfect Match Flashback (lime green), Perfect Match Hi-Voltage (neon purple), and Perfect Match Dive In (blue). I also used Perfect Match Ultra-Thin Varnish Base Gel and Perfect Match High Gloss Top Gel Sealer to complete my manicure.
One nail at a time, I applied a thin layer of each color and used a clean striping brush to swirl the colors together. I cleaned up around the edges with an angled eyeliner brush and isopropyl alcohol, giving the polish some time to self-level, and then cured for 30 seconds under my OPI LED Light. I absolutely adore how it turned out!
I loved the way this manicure turned out and I am so impressed with the formulation on the Perfect Match gel polishes. The way I used these polishes, you’re really looking at just one coat! They self-level really well and stay where you put them. Super impressed.
In addition, the formulas on the Dare to Wear traditional lacquers were great as well (I’m seriously ticked I deleted these swatches!!!). Each polish required two coats, except for Blazin’ Sun, the yellow shade, that needed three coats to cover a few tiny streaks. These are some of the nicest neons I’ve worked with – and they match the gel shades perfectly. Matching pedicures, quick touch-ups, or just a preference to traditional lacquer – there are so many reasons that it’s a great idea to have matching shades in gel and lacquer!
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