Monday, 21 May 2012

My Top Nail Polishes for Spring/ Summer 2012.

I realise I am a bit late on the bandwagon with this post with us being half way in to Spring already, but better late than never, right? This post has been a long time coming, I have been planning it for over a month now and wanted it to be my first YouTube video, but due to some technical issues the YouTube videos are going to have to wait :( Anyway, these are the polishes I have been reaching for the most since the beginning of April, I have picked out a nice mix of pastels, brights and glitters... I hope you like them!

 My favourite polishes for Spring/ Summer 2012!

 Barry M: Mint Green
I'm not so much a fan of the formula of this polish; it takes around three coats for it to become opaque, but the colour is so pretty! I've been a fan of mint green on the nails since it became quite popular this time last year.

 O.P.I: Play The Peonies (Nice Stems Collection)
This is my favourite nail polish of the bunch right now. I love this colour if I am after something a little more sophisticated. It is a really pretty pearly off-white/ pale pink shade. I always think of weddings when I apply it, the shade is so subtle and I think it would look lovely on a bride :)

 Models Own: Hedonist (Hedkandi Collection)
 This is definitely the most daring nail polish I own and it is more of a toe colour for me than a finger nail colour. It is a bright neon coral colour which leans more pink in some lights and orange in others. It also has a matte finish which I love, although it might not be for everybody. This can easily be fixed with a glossy top coat though :)

 Urban Decay: Hot Mess (first and third fingers)*
O.P.I: Be a Dahlia, Won't You? (second and forth fingers)
I thought I would include these shades together as they are so similar and the O.P.I polish is probably a lot easier to get hold of. Hot Mess is a gorgeous raspberry pink jelly polish with finely milled glitter running through it. It seriously looks gorgeous in the sunlight. I have been on a quest to find a dupe for it as it is extremely hard to get hold of, and although Be a Dahlia, Won't You is a couple of shades lighter, it'll do for now!

 MUA: U ROK (Love Hearts Collection)
Blue is a colour I find difficult to pull off on my skin tone, but cornflower blues such as this one are perfect, and this MUA polish is such good value for money!

 Maybelline Forever Strong: Lilac Charm
Lilac is another colour I find hard to pull off; they usually lean too pink for my skin tone. I love this one though, it has a slight greyish-blue undertone which makes it cool enough to look flattering on me, and I love the glossy finish it has, even without a top coat.

 Models Own: Ibiza Mix (Hedkandi Collection)
This is the ultimate glitter polish of the year, in my opinion! This photo definitely doesn't do it justice but it has the most gorgeous mix of orange, gold, green, blue and pink glitter particles and looks lovely over nearly any colour (photographed over Lilac Charm).

What are your favourite shades for S/S 2012?
*DISCLAIMER: Starred item was part of a giveaway prize.

45 comments:

  1. Love the models own ibiza mix looks great :) xx
    Nicole
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's such a gorgeous glitter for summer :) x

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  2. I ordered Ibiza Mix yesterday, can't wait for it to arrive! Never got my hands on OPI Rainbow Connection so I hope this makes up for it. Lovely range of colours, the MUA:U ROK is gorgeous, and such a bargain!

    Charlotte xo

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    1. It's so pretty, you'll love it, I never got my hands on OPI Rainbow Connection either but I think this one is better for summer anyway! :) x

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  3. So my nail polish wishlist just grew a bit longer! The pearly OPI colour especially looks beautiful :) xxx

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    1. Haha! It's a gorgeous colour, I need to buy a full size bottle! x

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  4. Great picks! I really love the OPI pearly white color and the glitter polish!

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    1. Thank you! Those two are my favourites :) x

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  5. Such nice nail polish colors, like the Urban Decay one. X

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    1. It's such a pretty colour, I need to find an exact dupe because I won't be able to get it again :( x

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  6. I''m loving that shade off Barry in mint green :) x x x

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    1. It's such a pretty colour, I love mint greens :) x

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  7. I definitely need a mint green for my collection, I like the look of the Barry M one :) xx

    http://theartofturningpages.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Give it a go, the formula isn't great but you can't complain at £2.99 :) x

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  8. that glittery models own one is amazing!xx

    coveclothing.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I love that models own coral, perfect for summer and matches with neon trends too :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Lovely pics :) I think the coral Models Own headkandi colour looks lovely :) I'm tempted to get it but trying to be good as I have so many polishes lol

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. Thank you! :) Ooh, can't you allow for one more? ;) It's so bright and daring! x

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  11. I love these nails! all the colours are stunning :)

    Nafisah xo

    http://bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I'm obsessed with the Models Own Head Kandi Range they are amazing :-)

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    1. They are, I only own these two but I think I want the blue one aswell :) x

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  13. Georgeous shades...I am also a huge lovely stems collection fan such lovely colours!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. They're such pretty colours, Play the Peonies is definitely my favourite :) x

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  14. Love the Lilac Charm, really want a lilac nail varnish for this summer, really into pastel shades at the moment. On of my favourite summer shades is definitely turquoise though :)

    Hannah xx
    Check out my blog http://daisygirl12.blogspot.com

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    1. It's such a pretty lilac, I couldn't find one to suit my skin tone but this one is lovely :) I love turquiose too! x

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  15. that glitter!!! that mint!! the purple!! aah it's so lovely!! thx for sharing!!

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  16. Completely with you on the ibiza mix, it's gorgeous!

    xx

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  17. love the look of the maybelline colour - so pretty :)
    http://dressingtabledelights.com <3

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    1. It's so pretty, it's on my nails right now :) x

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  18. The models own lilac is gorgeous on your hands!!

    Meera @ www.meeratells.blog.com

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  19. ooo i love the barry m: mint green shade, lovely!

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    1. It's a lovely colour, I love mint greens :) x

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  20. I absolutely LOVE models own polishes! And I also own the OPI Nice stems collection (good taste or what lol)

    Em

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    http://www.emsmixedbag.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're gorgeous! Haha I remember you saying on Twitter once, we were both deciding which shade to use aha! :) x

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  21. These are all gorgeous colours!
    i'm following you now :) would love it if you would swing by my blog sometime too :)

    xx Jess


    http://bittersweetsymphonyyy.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks a lot lovely, will definitely check out your blog : x

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  22. I love, I love! I didn't realise that Models Own did a rainbow glitter. OPI have one in their Muppets Collection and it's gorgeous, but I love the chunkiness of the Models Own one.

    Your blog is great and I would love it if you would also take a look at my nail blog
    www.wonderlustnails.blogspot.com

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