The SUMMER edit: Nail polish

A couple of months back I did a post  called the Spring Beauty edit and I really enjoyed it, so for the Summer I decided to do an entire series  similar with: nail polish , makeup and accessory.

I am starting things off with nail polish, which is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. For summer I go either for a really bright color (they usually enhance tanned skin) or a simple nude for a more subdued look.

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I am starting off  with my all time favorite nail polish The Next CEO by Nicole by OPI.  I have been loving it ever since I first discovered it back in october and what really cemented the idea that this truly is my favorite was that I finished an entire bottle of it . WHAT ? Yea I really didn`t think it was possible for me to finish a whole bottle of nail polish and the Nicole By OPI is probably the largest one I own as well but I finished it . I know what you are thinking a glittery gold nail polish how is that everyday appropriate , but I promise you it will change your life.

I remember describing this shade  as a different nude and it really is , just like a nude polish it makes your fingers look slimmer and longer but it`s just so much more special. Another thing I wasn`t especting about the shade is the wearability through the seasons  but I love it for all year round ; in the fall it goes great with dark greens and reds , in the winter it is perfect for snugly white sweaters and especially during the holidays , when spring comes I love wearing white tops with dark blue jeans , even all white outfits which pair amazingly with this polish and finally in the summer with a tan there is NO BETTER POLISH .

I mean if that ramble has not convinced you that you need this in your life , I rest my case.

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This next polish (Creme Brule by Astor)was recently featured in my May Favorites so I won`t go on another rant about it , what I will say is that it is a great dark nude for girls with yellow undertone to their skin.

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I love love love white nails in the summer , just like white clothes they really emphasizes your tan , this particular formula is not that great , you need over 4 coats to get it opaque , so if you have any recommendations for white polishes that are more opaque please let me know.(this is the Maybelline Colorama in nr51)

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Another polish I talked about in my last favorites post so again I am going to keep it short , if you love bright orange nail polishes this is a great choice I find it a bit more special than most orange polishes( I promise it is not as neon as it looks in the picture) for some reason I could not get a true representation of the color in the picture but I promise it is special , if you have a DM close by I definitely recommend having a look. (S-he in nr 184)

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I know DM is in very few countries so an alternative to the option above is this one from Ciate , again it is not as neon as it looks in the picture and it is a bit darker than the S-he one but still a gorgeous orange shade. (Ciate in hopscotch)

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Another shade that might be a bit intimidating is yellow , and I don`t wear much yellow nail polish but last summer I tried it for the first time at the height of my tan and it looks great , if like me you get a golden tan I really recommend trying a yellow nail polish and this one in particular has a bit of gold flex in it  that adds a  lot to the shade on bronzed skin. ( Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish in  450 Sunny Days )

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Last spring summer I really got into wearing blue and turquoise nails and this year I am bringing them out agin, if you have a more pinky undertone to your skin go for a true light blue , and if you have a yellow undertone try more of a turquoise shade with some green in it. This one from Rimmel was one of my most used last summer it really is gorgeous. ( Rimmel 60 Seconds in Too cool to tango)

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Keeping in the same realm this shade is the more turquoise version which again I love , it is more of a pastel then a bright finish so it has been great in the spring as well. ( Ciate in peperminty)

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Well this is a premiere , a pink nail polish is something unheard of on my blog , I am just not a pink nail polish kind of gall and it also doesn`t look that great with my skin , but this particular shade is very pretty and I know that there are so many girls out there that love their pink nails .( Ciate in candy floss)

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What is your go to nail polish this summer ,I am always looking for new nail colors , so leave me a comment letting me know.

6 thoughts on “The SUMMER edit: Nail polish

  1. I LOVE Essie’s haute in the heat. I am kind of obsessed with all pink nail polish which seems like the opposite of you! I can’t wait to try Ciate in candy floss that you talk about!

    1. I think this pink shade is perfect for summer, it is really bright and I don’t think it would work for any other season, what I appreciate most about it is that the shade has a bit of raspberry in it making it a bit more special than other pinks.

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