Saturday, 17 March 2012

Nails | This Spring/Summer I'll Mostly Be Wearing

My favourite polishes have came as quite a surprise lately, a surprise to me anyway. I'm a bit of a polish snob and although there are some brilliant cheaper brands out there, I always find myself more drawn to brands like O.P.I, Nails Inc and Leighton Denny. After having a think about which colours I've been loving lately and will probably be my favourites throughout spring/summer I noticed that half are purse friendly and can be found in Boots.

The Cheap & Cheerful:

Pop Rose | Peppermint | Charming

Rimmel Peppermint: Peppermint is just a pretty spring shade. Its not new so I'm not sure if its still available but I'm sure if you looked online it would pop up somewhere. I've mentioned this polish a few times before so dont really need to say much more.. I love it.
Revlon 211 Charming: Spotted this beauty in Boots last week and just knew I had to buy it. The formula isnt brilliant, its on the runny side so application can be a bit of a pain, especially if you rush it but the colour is worth it. Two coats is enough but I go for three just to make sure its perfect. Charming is just the perfect pale pastel lilac. Revlon polishes cost 6.49 but they're currently 2 for £10 in Boots.

Rimmel Pop Rose: Again, I've had this polish for a long time and have no idea if its still available. Its just a pretty, bright pink, not unusual in any way but it just screams summer to me. Rimmel pro brushes are brilliant, so easy to use.

The Pricey & Cheerful:

Brook Street | Whitechapel | Brompton Place
Nails Inc Brook Street: 'A soft pink coral shade. Catwalk inspired yet easy to wear - you cant go wrong with this gorgeous coral!'. When I'm pale this leans more orange but with a tan its a lot more pinky.

Nails Inc Whitechapel: 'A delicate pearlised white shade. If you like pale natural tones, choose whitechapel for an exciting twist!' This colour makes your hands look so clean. It can be built up to opaque with 3 coats or worn sheer. It goes with everything and isnt going to offend anyones eyes.

Nails Inc Brompton Place: A bright bubblegum pink and quite possibly my favourite pink of all time. Looks great with a tan but also looks good on pale skin.

It was such a hard job trying to wittle the list down to just 6 but I went for the shades I feel will suit all skin tones. Whats your Favourite S/S shade, the one you're always itching to crack open as soon as a bit of sun comes out?


  1. Really like the look of Brook street and Brompton place! xx

  2. Brook Street looks amazing! :) xx

  3. mmmmm...loving all these pretty colours!!

    xx janak'trina

    My Vogue Obsession

  4. These are all really pretty!

  5. luv the colours!!! very similar to my choice of summer colours :)

  6. I love all of the colors, great for spring and summer :)

  7. Great collection! They're all very pretty shades... Just up my alley. :)

  8. Love the whole lot, but Brompton Place is really catching my eye xxx

  9. Gorgeous choices, absolutely loving Brompton Place and Brook St xx

  10. You've chosen the most perfect colors! They're all gorgeous :) Can't wait for spring xxx

  11. Love the colors! Shall be nipping out to buy Rimmel peppermint and Brompton Place in the morning!
    Love your blog really please I came across it:)
    Keep up the great work!


  12. Brompton place looks so pretty! But then again all of them look gorgeous :) x