Thursday, 18 April 2013

My favourite Nail Polishes for S/S

So we're practically at the end of April already and well into spring, before we know it we'll be in summer and will be baring our tootsies. I thought I would post my favourite nail colours for Spring/Summer and maybe give you all a bit of inspiration if you're struck on colours to introduce the warmer weather into your style ;-)!

Miss Sporty Clubbing Colours Quick Dry in Coral & Mint

I bought these colours last summer, and used them a lot. Now the sun is peeking through, I've pulled these out of the depths of my varnish box into the light to be used. For some reason they don't have a name or number, so I can't be exact with what colour it's supposed to be. Obviously one is coral but the other is a mint crossed with a blue hue. Both colours compliment my pale complexion, which is nice since I don't usually get along with coral or mint without it washing me out even more.

 Barry M Nail Paint in Acid Yellow , Berry Ice Cream  & Rose Quartz

Just like any nail polish addict, I'm a massive fan of Barry M Nail Paints. They have such a huge selection of colours and effects, you're never short of a new look, I probably have around 20 of the nail paints already! First up is Acid Yellow, one of my more louder colours in my S/S picks. It's not for the faint hearted and looks better on longer nails, for best results coat your nails 2-3 times. This colour looks amazing against a more neutral outfit or with corals. The next is Berry Ice Cream, the best mauve polish I own! It's very pastel and girly and looks good on short or long nails. Lastly in the Barry M selection is Rose Quartz, an amazing mix of large, medium and small flects of glitter. It looks amazing on its own as seen above or over any colour. Again this paint looks good with short or long nails. 

Max factor Glossfinity nail polish in Hot CoCo

This polish is my absolute favourite that I've found this year so far. It's an amazing mix of polish and small glitter particles which give off the most amazing sheen. I love wearing this for an everyday or evening nail looks, it suits all clothing looks and suits even the most palest skin tones.

I got this polish on a bit of a whim because not is there a massive hype around Essie Polishes but I found Essie on Fragrance Direct for £1.99!! Can't pass that up! It's a beautiful pale pink but can be built up to a barbie pink colour. It has a lovely iridescent purple glitter that can only been seen in the light. Very summery and girly!

NYC Expert Last Nail Enamel in Faithful Fuchsia 

I've had this colour for forever and it's still going strong! I love wearing this if I'm opting for a tough Barbie nail look, and it does the job perfectly. Looks better on longer nails, unless you have slim hands/fingers. Absolute favourite.

Leighton Denny Nail Colour in Brief Encounter 

I received Brief Encounter in a GlossyBox last year sometime and I only started using it a few months ago. It's one of those nude/taupes that can be used anytime of year and still look insync with the season. I use this when I want a more toned down nail, especially if I have a lot of work coming up as if it's chipped you can't really notice! One of my safe colours for S/S.

What colours are your S/S staples? 

Lauren xo


  1. love the bright red miss sporty one!
    lovely blog :-) xxxx