An Illegal Mani Pedi

By Tal Basis [May 28th, 2012] 


New York Spring 2012 Fashion week did not shy away from bright neon colors. A combination of blindingly bright colors painted the runway from head to toe, and by toe, we mean fingernails. So what’s the big deal you ask? Turns out Neon Polish is illegal to produce in the U.S.

Don’t worry though, that doesn’t mean that the “Fashion Police” will arrest you on the spot once your bright polish blinds them, it probably just means that your bright polish is either not “real” neon or its imported. Jan Arnold, co-founder and creative director of CND Colours explains that, “Neon polish is actually illegal to produce in the US…So if you see a neon shade in the store, its imported-or your polish hue is just really bright, not a true neon.” Who knew?

As I am sure our readers are aware, but nail art is back…big time! Intricate, beautiful designs are popping up all over the Internet on sites such as Instagram, Tumblr, or Pinterest. It seems as if people can not get enough of this trend. In fact, there are endless instructive YouTube videos on how to achieve “the salon designs at home. ”With that said, She Finds reports that someone out there noticed this recent craze and is working on the first legal neon polish to be produced in the US. Why producing neon polish in the U.S. is illegal is still unclear, but until then, go get your bright mani pedis. After all, the fashion runways did say so.

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