Barbie Movie Neon Bathing Suit Nail Art

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Like I mentioned the other day, I am getting a million promotions and ads for all things Barbie. One I see a lot is this neon bathing suit that Barbie and Ken wear while rollerblading. Well, you knew I needed that on my nails. So I did my best to mimic the colors, style, and dotting of this super fun look!

So apparently the movie look is inspired by the 1994 Hot Skatin’ Barbie, which I wish I did BEFORE doing this art, because it is a bit different and I somewhat like it more. But I based my look on the image from the movie that was circulating.

Image courtesy of Google

 

I swear this is sooooo neon in person. In photographs, dare I say the colors are somewhat muted? The red and orange are eye-searing and my camera was like, I just don’t care.

Here are the colors I used for this fun look:

  • Base: Morgan Taylor B-girl style, 3 coats but only needed 2
  • Red neon: KBShimmer Color Me Rad
  • Orange: KBShimmer Please Don’t Glow Girl
  • Yellow: KBShimmer Sand By Me 
  • Blue: Morgan Taylor No Filter Needed 
  • Purple: KBShimmer Let’s Be Frank
  • White: Stella Chroma High Noon 

 

I used the nail polish brush for the red, orange, and blue. For the
yellow and purple, I used a nail art striping brush. Based on the photos
from the movie, the dots looks sparkly. I did see that Primark is also
selling the bathing suit that’s in the movie and the dots are white. But
this is Barbie, so I went with sparkles. Well, that did not work at all
because the glitters were too thick for dotting small dots so I ended
up having to remove an entire nail, and then replace it with white.
Trust me, I did try and put the white over the glitter, and it was a hot
mess.

 

I figured some sunshine might help to get more accurate colors. And of course, the weather has been hazy and rainy. This was as sunny as it was getting, but I do think it does show off a bit more of the neon than regular indoor OTT lighting.

 

Then I love to show off neons in the shade, because you can see more of the colors, especially the red and orange next to each other!

Ok I am obsessed with these and now feel the need to go to Primark and get the bathing suit. It’s ridiculous and 90s and fun!

Products in the post were provided for honest review.

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