If you hadn’t notice, neon colours are pretty much a trend this year. With China Glaze putting out neon colours for summer, I wanted a little neon for my winter too! ( Note: I am in Australia, thus the seasons are opposite as oppose the “rest of the world”). I was doing my usual grocery shopping at my local Coles when I found this gem at $0.50 a pop. Seriously, who can pass up a deal like that! Ulta 3 nail polishes are normally $2 and can be found in Woolworth, Coles and various pharmacies. Plus, I’ve been wanting to try Ulta 3 nail polishes for some time now, so, I thought this is a good way to start knowing this brand.
However, the consistency of the nail polish is rather disappointing. When first applied on, it feels like a thick gel consistency, and is very sheer. After 2 coats of it, you can really feel the nail polish thickened on your nail(picture above is with 2 coats of nail polish and a top coat). If you look closely, my own nails and nail tips are still quite visible. A 3rd coat would feel too thick in my opinion. Furthermore, after less than 2 days, the nail polish chipped pretty badly on almost all my nails. Definitely not a very heavy-duty nail polish, especially if you do a lot of activities that require you to have constant contact with water using your hands. Also, the colour does not look nice under certain lighting( namely, halogen lighting). I find that the neon looks the best during day time outdoors.
Nevertheless, this is a fun colour to wear every now and then without the hefty price tag that comes with other more prestigious nail polish brand. Given the price ($0.50) , I really don’t mind it that much.