Sunday, June 26, 2011

My top 10 summer nail polishes

This post has been doing the rounds in the blogging and Youtube world so I thought I'd add my 2 cents!

These are my top 10 summer polishes in no particular order:


As you can see, I love mad, bright colours and would totally wear any of these to work.  Let's take a closer look shall we?


From left-right: Bourjois So Laque in Rose Lounge, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Calypso Blue, Essie in Bermuda Shorts, Essence in Most Wanted and Revlon's Strawberry Electric.

I think a pale nail is gorgeous with a tan, makes you look even browner and it's the Kate Middleton colour!  And as soon as I tried Calypso Blue from the Sally Hansen line, I was in love, it's beautiful.  I got my one and only Essie polish last year in NY and this is a deep pink shade that dries to a satin finish.  The Essence polish is a really bright pink with a purple duochrome and Revlon's Strawberry Electric is an amazing metallic pink polish that I got in Newry for a couple of pounds.


From left-right: Barry M's Turquoise, Rimmel's Orange Bliss, NYC's Permanent Pink, Sephora by OPI's Mermaid to Order and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure's Kook-A-Mango.

I'm obsessed with Barry M's Turquoise, it's a beautiful creamy blue that is lovely when we get the sun!  Rimmel's Orange Bliss is a pretty Fanta orange coloured polish and NYC's Permanent Pink is a vivid fuscia polish.  One that I've recently rediscovered is Sephora by OPI's Mermaid to Order which is a metallic greeny/blue colour.  The closest dupe I have to it in my collection is Rimmel's Green With Envy but that's slightly stronger in colour.  Rounding up the 10 is Sally Hansen's Kook-A-Mango which is a gorgeous, bright coral colour.

As you can see, I love me some colour in the summer!  I will be bringing some of them away with me on my holiday so we'll see which ones make the cut!  If you want to see swatches of any of them, just let me know which ones in the comments below.

What are your must have nail polishes for the summer?  Please be an enabler because if you haven't noticed, I'm a nail polish freak and need to know what everyone else loves!!


  1. Some great colours there. I love that blue Sally Hansen one.

    I think NYC's MoMA (the colour I was rocking yesterday) will be my summer staple.

  2. I love the colour of the Essie one!

  3. I'm wearing the Bourjois one now, I love it

  4. Oh man, I'm going to be working for the summer and then studying for exams, so not much nail polish excitement for me :(
    Love your picks though!

  5. I am loving Rimmel Londons new brushes!

  6. @Cornflakegirl - I gotta get MoMa for my holliers,it was gorge on you, better than my yellow yokes!

    @Vintage Makeup - You have good taste, what can I say :)

    @Breige - Shall we call you Princess Breige? hehe

    @Y - aw man! Can you treat yourself to painted toenails even??

    @adoreabubbles - same here, lovvvve them and means you dont end up with the polish all over your fingers!


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