Nail Polish Swatches

Black Dahlia Lacquer A Dash of Neon Collection ~ Summer 2016

I hope everyone’s day is off to a good start! I’m excited to bring you a new-to-the-blog brand today. And I was really excited to be asked by Black Dahlia Lacquer to review their new collection, A Dash of Neon. I have a lot of swatches to show you so we better get started!

The Black Dahlia Lacquer Dash of Neon Collection features five neon jelly holos, a full coverage glitter polish, two glitter crellies, a scattered holo crelly and a rainbow flakes crelly. 

Watermelon Patch

Watermelon Patch is described as a neon watermelon pink jelly holographic polish. The formula was flawless. I used 3 thin coats plus glossy top coat for my swatches.

Watermelon Punch ~ Indirect Light

Watermelon Punch ~ Angled

Watermelon Punch ~ Direct Light

Watermelon Punch ~ Macro

Tangerine Blossoms

Tangerine Blossoms is described as a muted neon yellow-orange jelly holographic polish. I absolutely love this color! Yellows are very hard for me to wear, but this has enough orange in it for me to be able to pull it off, and I’m so glad! My swatches below are 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. 

Tangerine Blossoms ~ Indirect Light

Tangerine Blossoms ~ Angled

Tangerine Blossoms ~ Direct Light

Tangerine Blossoms ~ Macro

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower is described as a neon shamrock green jelly holographic polish. Imagine that, another stunning color! This makes me think of tangy limes. Swatches are 3 thin coats with glossy top coat.

Cactus Flower ~ Indirect Light

Cactus Flower ~ Angled

Cactus Flower ~ Direct Light

Cactus Flower ~ Macro

Lavender Bellflowers

Lavender Bellflowers is described as a neon Iris purple jelly holographic polish. I love the blurple look that this polish has. My swatches show 3 thin coats with glossy top coat. 

Lavender Bellflowers ~ Indirect Light

Lavender Bellflowers ~ Angled

Lavender Bellflowers ~ Direct Light

Lavender Bellflowers ~ Macro

Blue Celosia

Blue Celosia is described as a neon turquoise jelly holographic polish. My swatches show 3 thin coats with glossy top coat.

Blue Celosia ~ Indirect Light

Blue Celosia ~ Angled

Blue Celosia ~ Direct Light

Blue Celosia ~ Macro

Rose Bud

Rose Bud is described as a light fossil grey crelly packed with bright red, neon pink, neon violet, green, tangerine, yellow, neon blue, gold and white flakies. This is a great combination of neutral with a little bit of pizazz. My swatch is 3 thin coats with glossy top coat.

Rose Bud ~ Indirect Light

Rose Bud ~ Angled

Rose Bud ~ Direct Light

Rose Bud ~ Macro

Peach Crocuses

Peach Crocuses is described as a pink-leaning peach crelly packed with holo light and dark gold micro glitter, neon lemon micro glitter, and glass flecks that shift from gold to aqua to green, finishing with a scattered holo finish. This is a complex beautiful polish. Shown here in 2 coats, but could easily be a one coater. Finished off with glossy top coat.

Peach Crocus ~ Indirect Light

Peach Crocus ~ Angled

Peach Crocus ~ Direct Light

Peach Crocus ~ Macro

Purple China Aster

Purple China Aster is described as a bright plum crelly featuring matte red, bright orange, neon blue and neon pink glitter hexes of varying sizes, with an accent of large lavender dots.

Purple China Aster ~ Indirect Light

Purple China Aster ~ Angled

Purple China Aster ~ Direct Light

Purple China Aster ~ Macro

Blue Spirea

Blue Spirea is described as a full coverage glitter polish featuring holo neon blue, turquoise, navy and sea green glitter, with an accent of matte aqua hexes in a clear base. My swatches show 2 brushed on coats with glossy top coat. 

Blue Spirea ~ Indirect Light

Blue Spirea ~ Angled

Blue Spirea ~ Direct Light

Blue Spirea ~ Macro

Wargrave Geraniums

Wargrave Geraniums is described as a current red crelly with a hint of magenta, loaded with navy, light blue, aqua and violet holo glitter with a touch of holo neon lemon glitter. My swatches show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

Wargrave Geraniums ~ Indirect Light

Wargrave Geraniums ~ Angled

Wargrave Geraniums ~ Direct Light

Wargrave Geraniums ~ Macro

My Thoughts: Overall I really liked this collection. It’s very unique, and really does have something for everyone. I found the formulas to be excellent, with no application issues. The theme of the collection, A Dash of Neon, is a great idea as it gives you exactly that – a dash – of neon. Sometimes you want a little pop of neon without having an in-your-face manicure, and this collection gives you the perfect balance. I love the combination of holos, crellies and glitters all in one collection.

Note: The bottles I initially received of Lavender Bellflowers and Blue Celosia had a small amount of unmixed pigment. I emailed Deanna and she had new bottles in the mail to me within an hour. The new bottles I received were perfect.

The Dash of Neon Collection will release on Friday, May 6 at 5 pm CST on, and added to the Etsy shop in the following weeks.

Most polishes will cost $6.75 for the 8 ml version and $10.75 for the 14 ml full size. Rose Bud, Purple China Aster, Blue Spirea and Wargrave Geraniums will cost $6 for the smaller size and $9.50 for the full size version.

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Do you have a favorite from this collection? Will you be picking up any of these?

Until next time, stay polished!