20 July 2013

Summer Fever: My Top Five Summer Nail Polishes

I was really looking forward to doing this post however I had the misfortune of falling down my boyfriends stairs last week where, in a bid to save myself from being a crumpled heap at the bottom I ended up breaking three nails and damaging a few others. Put it this way, they're certainly not fit for any type of public display at the moment, therefore my top summer five nail polishes will be on a nail wheel today.






















From left to right we have Rimmel 'Too Cool To Tango', Essie 'Lights', Essie 'Orange It's Obvious' Color Club 'Edie' and lastly, Rimmel 'Hip Hop'


Too Cool To Tango from the Rimmel 60 Seconds range is a recent addition to my nail polish collection, I was feeling sorry for myself last week after a trip to the dentist and somewhat caved into buying two nail polishes. I think this is a gorgeous light sky blue which is really pretty, however I must say I'm not completely sold on this formula as I find that I cannot get away without a top coat when I use this. Nevertheless, it is a lovely colour; it is quick drying and has a nice brush for application. This polish has quickly become one of my favourites from the blue nail polishes that I own.

Essie Lights and indeed Orange It's Obvious were Fragrance Direct purchases for just £1.99 a couple of months ago. To be honest I'm not that fussed by Essie in general as I personally think they're very expensive for what they are, however when they were available at such a low price I had to give them a go. I've chosen these two colours for this post as I had being wearing them on and off for the last few weeks as I personally think they're amazing! They're so bright and fun, for me they're summer in a nail pot. I find that the application of these two Essie polishes is superb as they're opaque in one coat and apply really well.

How could I not include a mint green shade? When I look at Edie by Color Club it is a much stronger mint shade compared to other mint polishes out there such as Maybelline 'Mint For Life' however I think this is what draws me to it. It is much brighter and reminds me of the mint center out of the mint feast ice creams which happen to be the best things in the world...fact.

Last but not least is Hip Hop from the new Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polishes. I'm not really a huge lover of red nails as I find that I can't pull them off very well however this definitely has orange tones to it which calms the whole look down a little as I find red can be very harsh if I'm not careful. I quite like this range at the moment, the application and overall finish of these nail polishes is pretty good with this range out of the four featured providing the glossiest finish.

*Rimmel and Essie are not cruelty free.



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  1. Wow I love the orange shade its not a colour I would normally buy but it looks beautiful :) x

    Hope your enjoying the warm weather x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. Snap Krystel, I'm quite picky with orange as a colour for my nails but I wanted to try a few Essie polishes at and £1.99 I couldn't say no. So glad I purchased it as it is so lovely on :)
      xx

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  2. I love the Essie polishes, such a gorgeous colour :) xxx

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  3. Great post! I love the Rimmel Salon Pro collection and Hip Hop looks lovely!

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    1. Hip Hop is gorgeous, I love it :)
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  4. I like the combination of colours, they lift my mood and such pretty photos :) xx

    Helen @
    http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww I'm so glad Helen :) thank you xx

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  5. I love your blog! The pics are amazing and it's a pleasure to read it! new followers on fb :)

    xx from Italy
    Giulia
    www.lenuagerose.com

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    1. Thank you ever so much :D I'm so glad you like it xx

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  6. I just can't decide which one of these I like the most! They all are so pretty and summery! I think I'm gonna go for the Edie as I am a big fan of mint lately! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. Yes I like Edie too, it's really nice and bright :D xx

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  7. Loving all of those especially the Essie ones xx

    Beautyqueenuk

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    1. I must admit, I really like the Essie ones too :D xx

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  8. I love the Essie colours!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. They're really appropriate for summer I find :) xx

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  9. Oooh I hope you're ok. I love the orange one from Essie, I think I might have it packed away somewhere, you know you have too many nail polishes when you forget what colours you have haha :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh, I'm ok don't worry, more my pride hurt than anything else haha! I had two of them so gave my sister the other one :D x

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  10. These are such fun colours! I love the bright colours that come with summer. I've heard lots about those Rimmel 60 Second polishes recently and I just saw them in my local drugstore recently. It's tempting. Very tempting.
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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    1. They have some nice shades out at the moment Rimmel :) xx

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  11. Amazing colours! I love the Essie shades - they do the best summer collections.


    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. I must admit, they have a huge range of colours, much larger than I originally thought xx

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  12. Gorgeous colors. So girly and so bright =D

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  13. I love all the bright colours! Especially Colour Club, Edie

    xx

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  14. Hope you're okay after falling down the stairs! Too Cool To Tango is a gorgeous colour! Shame about the formula though

    Ria x
    NatuRia Beauty

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    1. I'm ok thank you Ria, thanks for asking! :D Yeh it is a shame about the formula, I just make sure I use Seche Vite on top as I find this to be the best topcoat I have used to date xx

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  15. Oh wow that Color Club polish is pretty special.. I love it :D xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks Gemma, I really like it too! xx

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  16. gorgeous picks, I think the Color Club one is my favourite! Orange it Obvious looks pretty too, I keep seeing it on Fragrance Direct will definitely be adding it to my basket next time now :) x
    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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    1. Yay I'm so pleased, it is a gorgeous colour and applies fantastic xx

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  17. The blue rimmel one is gorgeous! I love blues at the moment x

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    1. Me too, blue is my favourite colour :) xx

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  18. Your blog is so lovely !! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire * Bloglovin'

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  19. Oh gosh, hope the tumble down the stairs didn't hurt too much! These are all great summertime picks :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. I survived, that's all that matters, shame my nails didn't though! Thanks Alison, I think the colours I chose were definitely my most used ones up until the stairs incident haha x

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  20. Hmm I really like both Rimmel shades! I tried other colours from their 60 seconds range I found the same "I need a top coat here" thing about the formula, but for the price and how pretty their colours generally are, can't complain. I haven't seen Too Cool for Tango in shops and I can't wait to see it cause it's certainly on my wishlist now :)

    Isabela x

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    1. ooo I agree, the Rimmel polishes are very reasonably priced :) xx

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  21. those are all so pretty but I especially love the color club shade! such a pretty turquoise!

    sundays grace beauty blog

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    1. Isn't it just! I find that Color Club are often put aside for some reason, I think they do some fantastic shades xx

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  22. All the shades are so pretty, I love really vibrant nails for summer! :)
    flawedfairytale fashion blog ^.^

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    1. Me too Lucy, however I love them all year round too haha xx

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  23. So great colours for summer - I love those vibrant and bright, fun shades for summer ^^

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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    1. I 100% agree, they're lovely colours for summer :) xx

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  24. Love the two Essie shades, I'm always buying Essie from fragrance direct! xxxfrecklesandflawsbeautyblog

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    1. I've only ever purchased mine from there, they're so much cheaper xx

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  25. You have chosen some absolutely gorgeous colours!:-)i love that pink!i need to have a look for it :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I really like that one too! xx

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