Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My top 11 nail polishes for summer

Summer is right around the corner and I am getting excited, I love this time of year, the sunshine makes me happy! :) - cheesy, I know!.- Around all summer long I like wearing bright and colourful nail polishes, so I decided to pick 11, I couldn't decide between two of them so I put both in :)
(from left to right: Red Lights Ahead...Where? by OPI, Sweet Heart by OPI, Knackered by Butter London, 306 Blueberry Ice-cream by BarryM, Kiss Me on My Tulips by OPI)

Red Lights Ahead..Where? is a orange/red and is very opaque, apply like a dream and last almost a week, I wear this kind of colour a lot during summer, looks great with shorts and a tee.
I love wearing Sweet Heart when I'm tanned, however I do find it a bit streaky and need to apply 3 coats to get it opaque. 
Knackered is a colour that I wear all year long, and looks like mermaid nails, yay!
Blueberry Ice-cream is the newest addition to my collection, I've only worn once before and I loved  it.
Kiss me on My Tulips is a standard pink that is just perfect for summer.
 (From left to right:Speed Dial by Ciate Paint Pots, mini Planks A Lot by OPI, Thank a WindMillion by OPI, Mint Candy Apple by Essie, Lilacism by Essie, Cute as a Button by Essie)
If you have seen my previous posts you will recognise most of these nail polishes. 
Speed Dial is a great pop of colour in any outfit, looks really good in longer nails. you can see it  here
I like to  Planks A Lot when I want colour on my nails but nothing too bright, it is a purple/grey colour. I also wear Thanks a WindMillion when I don't want anything bright on my nails, this nail polish is the same as Mermaid's Tear, and is a grey/green colour.
The next three are my currently favourites and I have shown them before, here and here
What is your top 10 or 11 nail polishes for summer? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. those essie colors are so vibrant love the selection!

  2. The butter London one is soooo gorgeous. Right now I am loving Essie Fiji and Model's Own Indian Ocean- I've been wearing them Pretty much solidly for the past two months!

  3. I really want to get Essie Fiji, but every time I go to boots it's sold out :(.
    I haven't seen the Model's Own one but I'll check it out next time I'm in boots or Westfield.

  4. Great choice of nail polish shades! The essie nail polishes looks amazing!

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  5. Lovely selection, which would you say you preferred Essie or OPI? I am thinking of updating my collection and am torn between these two brands x

    1. That is such a hard question.
      I have only tried a few Essie nail polishes, so I can't give you an answer yet, but I will do a comparison post once I try enough Essie polishes.