Monday, 6 July 2015

9 Nail Polishes You NEED This Summer


Painting my nails is seen to me as a massive chore, mainly due to the fact that I'm awful at it and always end up in a mess. However, in Summer, I have a little more motivation to do so - especially this year because I'm going on holiday with my bestfriend Jess to Turkey!

I thought I would put together my absolute favourite summer time nail polishes for you all incase you are a nail polish hoarder, like myself (I have no idea why I have so many/where they all came from?)

 Dior Samba 794 - A glamorous metallic green-blue polish that reminds me of the glistening waves in a tropical country. This was part of a duo from their Summer Bird of Paradise Collection in 2013.

Barry M Mediterranean Sea - A shade from their aquarium collection which I am deeply in love with. This colour is a rose pink with subtle hints of gold bursting throughout. 

Barry M Grapefruit - This one is part of the Gelly Hi-Shine range meaning they are a dupe of the gel manicures you get in a salon. This vibrant pop of coral/pink looks beautiful on sunkissed skin and holds a gloriously glossy finish.


Yes Love W865 - A neon orange that I would preferably wear on the toenails. You cannot go wrong with bright nail polishes on the toes, they look great during summer - just be careful if you're wearing clashing coloured sandals/flip flops! 

Models Own Lemon Meringue - A toned-down pastel yellow that isn't too 'in your face'. This looks really cute and girly for the day time and only needs one sweep over the nail to create a thick glossy coat.

Essie Mint Candy Apple - An infamous polish loved by all. Not only is this my #1 colour, it also holds all great traits of a fab nail polish. It stays chip free for a good week or so (something very hard to find in a drugstore varnish), the colour in the bottle forms opaquely on the nail with one layer and it applies smooth onto the surface of the nail. A winner from me!


Barry M Blueberry - Another of the Gelly Hi-Shine range. Blueberry, I would describe, as a sky blue that requires a build up of layers to achieve opaque-ness. Another of my absolute favourites from the bunch.

Barry M Indigo - This is a harsh navy shade with deep purple undertones. My favourite toe nail colour would have to be this - it really accentuates a summer tan, even if the sun has kissed you just a little. Although this is a dark shade, I just love how it complements the skin during the summer months.

Models Own Grape Juice - Last but not least is Grape Juice. Desired shade is achieved with two thin coats or a good ol' single thick one. Grape Juice is a soft pastel lilac that is a further great shade for a girly daytime look, just like lemon meringue. 


 What are you favourite Summer nail polishes? Are you going on holiday this Summer?

Love 

22 comments:

  1. This is a very helpful post, thank you
    I love planks a lot by OPI in the summer ♥♥


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    1. I need to check this out, sounds great!! Thank you very much <3

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  2. I really love the Dior one, it's so pretty! Have fun in Turkey!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so so much and I loooove it too :-)

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  3. Samba is so pretty! It reminds me of a mermaid <3 Have an amazing time in Turkey, love
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    She Will Be

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    1. OMG same! Thank you so so much lovely xxx

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  4. I'm similar I hoard nail polish, I swear I've got a problem! But my absolute faves are all by Essie (I'm so basic omg) and they're Watermelon, Tart Deco and Turqoise and Cacos!!

    This has inspired me, I might do a nail polish post on my blog!

    Lifeaccordingtolili.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I need to check them out, they look great <3 Thanks for sharing xx

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  5. I really don't need anymore nail varnish! But these are so pretty. Barry M has gotta be my favourite, although I love Essie too! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love both Essie and Barry M too, barry m is probably at the top though x

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  6. I've been meaning to get Mint Candy Apple for the longest time, it's such a pretty colour!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. it is so pretty and my fave colour ever <3

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  7. the first two look so nice!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  8. Great shades, especially the Dior one looks stunning.I normally wear Barry M. nail polishes, but recently I got a blue nail polish from Bourjois, that I`ve been wearing non-stop for 2 weeks.

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    1. I will defo have to check that out, i love barry m nail polishes so much xx

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  9. Loved this post! I love the Barry M ones!
    Lydia xo
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  10. Some really gorgeous shades here! My favourite is definitely Barry M Mediterranean Sea - how beautiful?! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I love that shade too, one of my absolute go-tos for summer :p Thank you x

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  11. I really like that models own lemon meringue one that's my favourite by far however some of the other shades are gorgeous!
    Charlotte xxx // charbeautypicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely <3 It is so lovely xx

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