This is my Gamma mani. I used two coats of Illamasqua Gamma and then one coat of CND Effects Sapphire Sparkle.
Gamma is a bold neon orange - however, it doesn't dry matte like most neons.
I can't say that my pictures accurately portray the color, but it is close. It looks more neon and less pumpkin in real life, if that makes sense.
The CND sparkle effect is pretty cool and also did not get accurately portrayed here, either! It's got a blue/pink flash.
The funny thing is that I fully intended to put a purple sparkle over Gamma, thinking that that would look really cool. I was rummaging around in my clear-ish sparkly-glittery drawer looking for one, came upon Sapphire Sparkle, and decided it looked pretty good (perhaps thinking that the combination of the pink and blue looked purple!).
After I put it on, I kind of thought, "Gee, I wish it was actually purple!" But, nonetheless, it looks pretty cool and somewhat purple.
Also, I want to say that Gamma does not really flatter my skin tone one bit. But that has never stopped me from wearing a polish before in my life. :)
There certainly could be worse choices and I think it was a fun change of pace.
Do you like to wear obnoxious oranges? Once in a while the mood strikes me, but overall I don't tend to reach for them as much.
A coworker of mine tried this on and she has golden tan skin. I gotta tell you it looked so stunning on her!