Hi Lovelies! Another week and another challenge! Can you believe we're already halfway through the year?? (and TWO MONTHS from today it will be MY BIRTHDAY!!!! Yaaay!! Mark your calendars;)
Anyway, this week's challenge was Neon Nails. I found this funny because the challenge was written at the end of last year, and did people really know then that Neon was going to be sooo big this year?? I didn't do anything fancy, I just used Color Club Jackie-Oh that I got in my Birchbox a few months ago.
So since there's not a whole lot to show you, I wanted to share you some info I'd read about neon polish a month or so ago.
Are you sitting down? This may come as a surprise to you, so I want to let you down easily...
Neon polish is illegal in the United States.
Yep, you read that right. But let me explain a little further because it may not be what you think it is. See, it's not illegal to use/wear neon polish, what is illegal is the production of neon polish. Apparently the neon color is determined by the chemical composition, and the chemical composition needed to make *real* neon has not been approved by the FDA. Companies can put in a request to be able to do it, but it would be very costly, causing most companies to just make very bright colors that look neon-ish but are not completely neon...
Does it make sense?
Bottom line, if you have a "neon" polish and it was manufactured in the US? Probably not *real* neon. It can really only be a *real* neon if it was imported or is a foreign polish.
You can read more about it here or just Google "neon polish illegal in US" and you'll get all the info you could ever want ;)
How do you feel about neon polish? Are you okay if it's not *really* neon??:)