Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

22 June 2021

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Summer Stamping Plate

So far this year I seem to have been reaching for XL-001 from Beauty Big Bang. It is a rectangle plate with large images which are good for longer nails. It has fruit, shells and leaves on it.



4 August 2020

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Summer Neutrals

I don't tend to wear a lot of neutral polishes, nearest to that would be OPI Alpine Snow with some sort of opalescent topper and then black stamping over the top. Alpine Snow is something I surprisingly reach for quite often.

[Pearlescent Dandelions]


28 July 2020

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Colour for Summer

I much prefer wearing darker colours, but I think for summer something holographic really comes to life when the sunlight hits it. Superchic Zombie Crush, the photo below shows it in direct sunlight and no flash.


24 June 2020

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2020

Summer Solstice was on Saturday and so I thought I should get around to sharing my top summer polishes for 2020. These are the polishes from my collection I will be reaching for, if you don't have these exact ones then something similar would do.

If you are interested you can see my summer picks for 2019 here2018 here2017 here2015 here and 2014 here.

Lemon Sorbet is from this spring's Rainbow Reload collection, it is a more pastel yellow so a bit easier to wear than a brighter yellow such as Barry M Banana Split.

Miss Sporty Orange Crush, I don't know if Miss Sporty still exist as a brand but a coral polish is always good for summer. This one is somewhere between a pastel and a bright.

Orly Glowstick is a very new polish to my collection. While this is a yellow it is a straight up highlighter neon polish, unlike Lemon Sorbet. Neon's again are something which I am more likely to wear in summer than winter.

Danglefoot Bones, is another new polish to me. It is a very bright 'burple' colour with a fuchsia shimmer running throughout it. While this is great for summer I also think it would work in winter.

Kiko Cerulean Blue 295, isn't one I have worn in a long time which is a shame because it is nice. Cerulean Blue is a very bright, sky blue polish.


11 September 2018

Nails: Beach Nails

As the summer rapidly comes to an end, here are the nails I wore when I finally got to the beach this year.



Blue Polish | Kiko - Pearly Ocean 521
Glitter Polish | Kleancolor - Blue Eyed Girl
Peach Polish | Sally Hansen - First Kiss

5mm Silver Shells
3mm Silver Shells

26 June 2017

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2017

Seeing as this past week it was the Summer Solstice I thought I should share my top summer polishes for 2017. If you are interested you can see my summer picks for 2015 here and 2014 here.

Claire's - Dizzy // A England - Whispering Waves // Barry M - Papaya // Cupcake Polish - Berry Good Looking // Nails Inc - St John's Way

Claire's - Dizzy // A England - Whispering Waves // Barry M - Papaya // Cupcake Polish - Berry Good Looking // Nails Inc - St John's Way

Claire's - Dizzy;

Summer calls for neons and glitter, this polish ticks all the boxes.

A England - Whispering Waves;

Holographic polishes are stunning year round, however in direct sunlight they really come in to their own. This is a beautiful turquoise.

Barry M - Papaya;

Orange is a typical summer choice, this is less in your face than a neon but still summer appropriate.

Cupcake Polish - Berry Good Looking;

As I said with the A England, holographic polishes look great in sunlight. This is a stunning purple packed with holographic particles.

Nails Inc - St John's Way;

This glitter is pastel so much less in your face than the one from Claire's. It has small white hexes, shards, and string glitter as well as very fine peach glitter in a clear base.

21 June 2015

Nails: Top 5 Summer Polishes 2015


Today is the Summer Solstice which also means summer is officially here and I thought I would share my top 5 Summer polishes. If you wanted to see what top five polishes I chose for summer 2014 you can here.

A skittle manicure to show the five polishes;
 China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy // Nails Inc - Optic Wave // Color Club - Mrs Robinson // Barry M - Guava // Glamour by YOLI2UL - 825

I have swatches below of the Summer picks on all five nails below;

China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy

Nails Inc - Optic Wave (2015)

Color Club - Mrs Robinson

Barry M - Guava

Glamour by YOLI2UL - 825 (Neon Pink)