Favourite Spring/Summer Polishes

PhotoGrid_1367687004688Left to right: China Glaze Lemon Fizz, China Glaze For Audrey, Essie Meet Me At Sunset, Essie Lights, Essie Lapiz of Luxury

The weather here in town has finally warmed up, so I think it’s a good time to do a quick favourite spring/summer polishes.

China Glaze Lemon Fizz is a lovely yellow polish, and the lone yellow polish I own. It doesn’t have the best formula, it’s kind of streaky and it takes 3-4 coats to achieve full opacity. But the gorgeous colour makes the application bearable. I used 4 coats for the picture.

China Glaze For Audrey is a polish that needs no introduction. It’s the “Tiffany blue” colour that is so well-known. The application of this is pretty good, 2 coats was enough for it to be opaque.

Next up is Essie Meet Me At Sunset. It’s a orange red that is just perfect for summer. I forgot I had this polish in my stash until I read ViviannaDoesMakeup’s post about dupes for Chanel’s Holiday polish. The application is great, and one coat was enough for it to be opaque, but I used two in the picture.

Another bright colour that is perfect for summer is Essie’s Lights. It’s a wham-bam in your face kinda neon pink. The polish itself is on the thick side, so it made application slightly tricky. It also dried to a semi-matte finish, so I would recommend putting a top coat over it to make it glossy. 1 coat is enough for it to be opaque, but again I used 2 in the picture.

Last but not least is Essie Lapiz of Luxury. It’s a lovely periwinkle blue. I always get compliments when I wear this polish. The polish itself is slightly on the thin side, but 2 thicker coats are enough for opacity. I used 2 coats for the shot above.

So that rounds up my 5 favourite polishes for spring/summer. What are your favourite polishes for this season?

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Nail Polish Haul

So I went a little over the board with my nail polish purchases when I was in the States. I didn’t have a huge collection of polish so this haul has pretty much increased my collection by 50%. I got a variety of polishes and am so excited to try them on! I got most of these when there’s a deal on so I feel less guilty about it, but I think this will be my last haul for a while since I am trying to save money!

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polishes
Left to right:
Good Girl Gone Bad
Bad Romance
Across the Universe

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I crave… Glittery Chunky Polishes

So pearlessence and I were talking about nail polishes despite the fact that we had more urgent matters to attend to (ahem exams…) and it got me looking through my polish collection. One thing I really need to add to my collection is glittery polishes and those with chunky glitters! They are so pretty and I always get captivated by the way they look, yet I never end up buying any for some reason. I am determined to add some of these polishes to my collection since they are absolutely gorgeous!

Here are a few that I am craving for right now. What polishes are you loving now?


Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe {lippmancollection.com}

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