Hey nail people! Happy Wednesday!
Here is a long overdue Bottle Spam post for you: my picks for Summer 2015! Yes, It is almost August, but the heat here is killer, and I think there's plenty of time left for playing up Summer hues!
Here is a little Summer rainbow army:
I don't know about you, but Summer for me is mostly all about bright, saturated color- even neon (although I've shown a lot of that recently, so I omitted polishes I've previously shared.) This time, I've grouped everything by color family.
Let's get started!
Red/ Orange/ Coral:
China Glaze- Let the Beat Drop, Indigo Bananas- Rhubidium Rhod, Picture Polish- Paris, Glam Polish- Hibiscus, Illamasqua- Shrapnel
Indigo Bananas- Rhubidium Rhod is an orange-leaning neon red, and the only one I haven't tried yet from the Neon, the 10th Element collection! It looks super hot! Glam Polish- Hibiscus has multichrome flakies, various shimmers, and a holo shimmer base- need I say more?! Picture Polish- Paris is the most beautiful coral, and I'm really itching to wear it! Illamasqua- Shrapnel is a very strange metallic. Is it bronze? Orange? I'm not really sure, but I'm intrigued!
NYX Advanced Salon Formula- Delectable, OPI- Hotter than You Pink, Essie- Watermelon, Zoya- Dita, Zoya- Lo
OPI- Hotter then You Pink is from last year's neon set, and it looks amazing! I love the blue flash that it has! Essie- Watermelon is a classic, and actually looks very close to Zoya- Dita when they're next to each other like that! NYX Advanced Salon Formula- Delectable has the most amazing gold shimmer!
Formula X- Dazed, SUPER BLACK- Drunk Dial, KBShimmer- Sugar Plum Faerie, Glam Polish- BOING!, Smitten Polish- Aer Opal (v2)
SUPER BLACK- Drunk Dial is such a Summer color combo to me with the yellow and orange glitters. Glam Polish- BOING! is uber-sparkly- seriously, the holo in this polish is incredible, and I can't stop looking at it in the bottle! I think that Formula X- Dazed (from the new Technicolor Silks line) is a very unusual metallic shade, and I'm interested to see if it'll stamp!
Deeper Purples/ Blues:
OPI- Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?, Zoya- Jo, Essie- Stroke of Brilliance, Illamasqua- Regal, Smitten Polish- Aqua Opal
OPI- Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm? is a perfect purple creme for nail art, and Smitten Polish- Aqua Opal is so incredibly saturated that my camera fails to capture it correctly! Zoya-Jo is actually a recent acquisition of mine (I got it during the Earth Day promo), and it's a pretty well-known shade. Very beautiful in the bottle!
Teals/ Aquas/ Turquoise:
Emily de Molly- Serenity, Cirque Colors- Thicker than Water, ILNP- Rehab, Illamasqua- Strike, Priti NYC Polish- Midnight Blue Gerbera
I've had ILNP- Rehab for a while, and haven't worn it! It's the perfect green-leaning teal holo! Priti NYC Polish- Midnight Blue Gerbera has a jellyish base with prominent green/ teal shimmer, which is right up my alley! Cirque Colors- Thicker than Water has the most amazing green/gold shimmer, mmm!
Zoya- Solange, Cirque Colors- Electric Circus, Priti NYC Polish- Castle Cactus, NYX Advanced Salon Formula- Enchanted Forest, Smitten Polish- Not Your Mama's Easter Grass, Color Club- Under the Blacklight
I have to be in a very specific mood to wear vibrant greens, but these are certainly some gorgeous ones! Zoya- Solange is a Pixie Dust texture, and those are so easy to wear- I'm thinking of trying it on my toes. I've been meaning to try Smitten Polish- Not Your Mama's Easter Grass forever! It's a super saturated green chunky holo finish! Cirque Colors- Electric Circus is a topper full of matte, neon glitters, and I think it'll be really cute over a solid color- maybe even Color Club- Under the Blacklight!
What say you?
Have you tried any of these shades?
Any specific swatch requests?
*Disclosure: some polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.