Regardless of what kind of phase I’m in beauty wise, one thing that never changes is my interest in nail polish. It was the first thing I got into when I really starting loving makeup. I change my polish often- usually 2-3 times a week. If it’s a particularly amazing polish I might keep wearing it over and over again. I thought I’d share with you some of the newer colors I have for summer this year.
Chanel Delight- new for this summer and it’s an absolutely stunning. It catches the light so perfectly and it’s not quite bronze, not quite champagne and not quite gold; a nice mix of the three. The formula on this is significantly improved over Graphite from last fall as it lasts several days without chipping.
Sephora Myrtille – I spotted this shade when doing a google search for bright blue polish. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this. I actually wore it for over two weeks straight! It’s an excellent formula too, but I do wish the lasting power were better. For $4 I won’t complain though! As a side note the paint job looks a little streaky but that’s because I was in a hurry and repainted over just to cover tip wear.
Essie Bikini So Teeny – A nice light blue with a touch of lavender. The formula was a bit off on this one. It seemed to have so much excess polish on the brush which is unusual for Essie. Two coats evened everything out nicely. There is some very, very fine micro-shimmer as well. This is one of the rare light blues that I actually enjoy on my skin tone.
Essie Mojito Madness- This suffers from the same formula problems as Bikini So Teeny, but I love the brightness of the shade. I don’t have anything like it!
Butter London Trout Pout- A gorgeous peachy pink. The formula was perfection and this color is so skin brightening. A+
Butter London Slapper- Ok there is a story behind this. It took me ages to get a shot that even remotely captured this color. It’s incredibly bright in person. It’s also more green. This was as close as I could get but you may notice my skin looks yellowed in some areas. That’s because I had to do some color correcting on it to even get it this good. Anyway, the formula is flawless and the color is amazing. Total love!
Some of the next shades on my wishlist include Illamasqua Swinger, Butter London Knackered (can’t decide if I love or hate this polish lol) and possibly some of the new Sephora by OPI shades (though I haven’t seen them in person yet so that could change). Any new polishes you have your eye on or recently purchased that I should be aware of? All of these get my stamp of approval.