Monday, June 20, 2011

Polishes of Summer

I feel like I'm just constantly blogging about nail polish lately.. like, every time I think of an entry to post.. It's nail polish related. And then I'm just like "Ugghhh! Not AGAIN!" but I end up posting it anyways, because I'd rather post something than nothing.

So.. I gave you my top polishes for Spring, thus it's only fair that I give you my favorite polishes for Summer! Here they are!

SINFUL COLORS -- CREAM PINK
This would be the repeat from Spring. It's a bright (almost neon) pink that has enough of a blue undertone in it to flatter any skin tone and make you look instantly tan. Fabulous, right? The formula is great and the polish has just enough gold micro-shimmer to make it pop in the light. It's one of my all-around favorite polishes. And at $1.99 you definitely can't beat the price! ..Oh, and a close second to 'Cream Pink' would be Sinful Colors #871 Pink.. which is a true red-based watermelon neon pink. :)

WET N WILD -- EVERYBODY LOVES REDMOND
THIS PICTURE IS A TOTALLY INACCURATE COLOR REPRESENTATION.
Note the caption. 'Everybody Loves Redmond' is actually a bright red jelly... I like to think of it as "tomato" red. I love this for summer! It's so bright and looks fabulous with a tan. The formula is a bit sheer, though. It can take 3-4 coats for full opacity with no streaks or VNL (visible nail line).

OPI -- SPARK DE TRIOMPHE

You can check out the full gorgeousness of 'Spark De Triomphe' here. To save more of this amazing polish and make it easier to get off, I've tried layering it over a Sally Hansen gold chrome polish and it looks absolutely stunning.. even better than it does by itself because the gold polish helps give the glitter an extra depth and warmth that it lacks on it's own. 


essence -- POOL PARTY
LOVE this little polish, and I don't think they make it any more. 'Pool Party' is a bright blue cream that coats like an absolute dream and has a silver shimmer. It's another one of those amazing polishes that instantly makes you look more tan. I wish this came in full-size bottles.. and I wish I knew how to make a franken of it.

CHINA GLAZE -- ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID
So I never ever thought that I would become a fan of mannequin hands, but I am seriously in love with this polish. And I can't find it anywhere but online, which means I will be ordering it super soon. 'Always a Bridesmaid' is the perfect sheer pink that gives you just enough opacity at 3 coats to still be sheer, but it's obvious that you do have nail polish on. It's like the perfectly polished manicure. If I was going to a wedding, I'd wear this in a heartbeat.

WET N WILD -- THE WONDER YELLOWS

So even though I rarely wear yellow polish, I absolutely adore it and I keep telling myself I never wear it because I just haven't found the right shade. However.. 'The Wonder Yellows' might just be it. It's a phenomenal lemon-y yellow that has gold micro-shimmer but doesn't give me the "lobster claws" (red hands) look. 3 coats will give you full opacity, 2 if you're careful. This is such a bright and cheerful color! It came in my Wet N Wild Summer Nail Pail from CVS.. and I'm really glad it did because I don't think it's a color I would have ever bought for myself, but I love it!

ZOYA -- CHARLA

So I got 'Charla' for free through Zoya's latest promotion.. and I absolutely adore it. It's a totally luxurious color, but it's definitely more on the blue-green side than this picture shows. And it's definitely more green than blue. But it's still sooooo pretty! 'Charla' also has a gold-ish shimmer running though it, and I can't wait to wear it as a full mani! I got it in the mail yesterday and have only had time to swatch it at this point. :D

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So those are my favorite polishes for summer! Did you see any that you love in there? Do you have a favorite of your own that you think I should try? Let me know!

♥ M

2 comments:

  1. Oooo, no no no, keep posting about nail polish! I'm getting color ideas from you. I am loving that pool party color. Soooo gorgeous

    xo

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  2. Awesome! That I can totally do! Like I said, literally EVERY blog idea I have right now is polish related. Expect to see a bunch in the coming week! ♥

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