glam hand

I. Love. Neon.  Many trends should be left in the past, but bringing back neon is too rad.  I love mixing it with neutrals, but this post is all about painting your nails neon and accessorizing with chunky turquoise jewelry.  The fine ladies at Free People seem to be rockin’ this look like woah. Haha, but seriously, I keep coming across great neon nails on their Instagram WITH said turquoise jewelry.

neon nails with turquoise jewelry

I know I need not say, but I want to rock this look!  I am a Texas girl, so I’ve got the turquoise.  I was a little unsure about the neon though.  After a little research I found this is the advice for how to paint your nails neon.  I never knew that painting a white undercoat would make the neon pop.  Also, thank you Kimmie Kyees for reminding us to keep our nails “squoval.”  Short, square but slightly rounded. I have seen a good look gone amiss with nails that are misshapen or too long. Scary long. *heebie-geebies*

how to achieve the neon nail look

So here is my attempt. Neon nails and playing around in my jewelry.

First step, OPI Alpine Snow

Next, China Glaze in Shocking Pink

Next, accessorize!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my blingin’ turquoise ring, but I am liking the contrast between the neon and the more organic looking turquoise the best.  If you try this out, let me know!


  1. Jessica Shay

    Chels – love the nail color! I am currently rocking some neon pink nails myself – bold colors for bold ladies…

    Hope you’re having fun – I know I’m not in Texas very often but I would love to meet up with you sometime (or if you’re ever in Philly)!

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