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.