Monday, 24 June 2013
Sexy Summer Nails
Painted nails and sunshine go together like cookies and milk, it's all a part of the summer experience. Not that we're getting much of it lately, but that's all the more reason to coax the sun out with some shockingly bright colours!
Recently I received Models Own Nail Polish in Bubblegum as part of Selfridge's Summer Beauty Box, which I haven't been able to keep off my nails. It's such a striking neon pink that seems to brighten with each passing hour after application. As with most polishes of this nature, it requires at least 2 coats but I gave this a third just to be sure I'd covered the nails entirely. This colour looks even better with a tan and has fantastic longevity when paired with a decent top coat.
Orange is fast becoming my favourite colour on my nails, as it lends itself quite nicely to bringing out the best in peach toned makeup, which I love. When I saw this Essie Nail Lacquer in Action I knew I had to add it to my collection, I didn't have anything like it. Once dried it looks a wonderful tangerine colour, but the consistency itself isn't ideal. It's quite watery and takes a fair few coats to cover the entire nail. I went up to four and could still see the whites of my nails underneath.
If you're looking for something to spice up your summer days, I would recommend both as long as you're determined enough to get the full colour pay off. Models Own Bubblegum is £5.00, available from Boots and Essie Action is £8.50 which you can get at beautybay.com.
What are your summer nail colours?