Want to direct traffic…with your fingernails? Then you need China Glaze Orange Knockout in your life!
This blindingly bright neon orange came out in the old China Glaze Ink Collection back in 2008, but I only bought it recently.
If you’re like me and don’t get into fist fights, Orange Knockout is probably as close to a brawl as you’ll ever get…and thank goodness for that! (My parents didn’t pay for my braces when I was a teenager just to have my teeth knocked out now.) Step away from the knuckleduster.
Don’t have a neon orange nail polish in your collection already? I think this one is a winner and worth tracking down. Despite it being old, you can easily find it online, and I’m not sure, but even Sally Beauty Supply may have it. It’s worth a visit.
P.S. Excuse the makeup on my pinkie’s nail. I was playing around with some foundation, and I didn’t even notice it while I was taking photos. Whoops!
China Glaze Orange Knockout Pictures
China Glaze Orange Knockout Ingredients
China Glaze Orange Knockout Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Neon orange
- Name: China Glaze Orange Knockout
- Collection: China Glaze Ink Collection 2008
- Colours Available in the China Glaze Ink Collection: Orange Knockout, Shocking Pink, Blue Sparrow, Flying Dragon, Rose Among Thorns, Sacred Heart, Japanese Koi, Celtic Sun, Pink Voltage, Purple Panic & In the Lime Light
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $3.12 CAD
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Victoria Nail Supply, Head2Toe, 8ty8Beauty, Trans Design & Nailsupplies
China Glaze Orange Knockout Review
You know those orange traffic cones on the road? This reminds me of them – very bright and flashy. If you’re going for a classy look, haha, then steer clear of this unless you can work manicure magic. (I’ve seen it happen. Fairies and gnomes were at work!)
I haven’t been feeling too happy lately, and whenever I’m down, I notice that I reach for neon nail polish. Yup, I ‘hit the bottle’. Drunk on neons!
It’s the fastest pick-me-up ever invented. I put it on, and every time I saw my fingernails, it made me happy. Plus orange is a colour that I think boosts energy.
This neon orange did the trick. I had fun wearing it, and it made me laugh when I’d talk with people, and they’d stare at my hands to see where the ‘flashes of light’ were coming from!
This is a neon nail polish with a typical finish – matte! I don’t recommend wearing this polish solo. You’ll be very disappointed because it looks streaky and pretty ugly.
Slick on a glossy top coat, and, trust me, it will make your nails look gorgeous! It almost has a jelly feel to it, but it’s more opaque.
When you’re painting your nails with Orange Knockout by China Glaze, don’t get discouraged if it looks terrible even with 3 coats. You really need to use a top coat with this one to transform it from the Ugly Duckling into a gorgeous swan!
Application & Formula
The formula is really streaky, but with a top coat, everything seems to magically even out. (Must be those fairies and gnomes I mentioned earlier, right?)
Even though you do need to use 3 coats with this one, the positive thing is that the polish dries extremely fast. By the time you finish painting the last nail on your second hand, you can go right ahead and paint the next coat on your first finger of your first hand! You’ll finish this manicure in no time. Another reason to love neon nail polish!
Final Verdict: 10/10
Yes, China Glaze Orange Knockout knocked me out. I saw stars…What a K.O.! I gave it a perfect score. Despite my malaise this week, this polish managed to perk me up throughout the day.
What’s your favourite neon polish or article of clothing to wear? What’s an effective pick-me-up for you that isn’t beauty-related?
P.S. A while ago, in a previous post, I asked where I could find some fitted neon t-shirts. Well, I couldn’t find any good ones, so I ended up buying TONS of neon tank tops from Garage Clothing! Now I have to literally force myself not to wear them all the time and become known as The Woman Who Always Wears Neon.