Saturday, 18 May 2013

Spring/Summer Edition | Nails


Colours on the nails are starting to change throughout the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer but people don't always seem to be able to choose between pastels or bright shades. I have picked out 10 of my favourites that I can see myself wearing over the next few months. I have chosen 5 pastel shades and 5 bright shades.

As for the pastels, I think they are the safest option as they suit every skin tone and there is at least one shade out there for everybody. Pastels are also always the way to go if you're not much of a fan of bright nails. The first shade I have is a nude and is 'Fiji' by Essie and always reminds me of a ballerina shade of pink. Very flattering, subtle and makes you look a lot more tanned. The next is also a nude which is 'Lychee' from the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine collection. This is one of the most gorgeous nude shades which I have found and will suit every skin tone. It isn't too pink or too brown and is the perfect balance between the two and is very pigmented, very long lasting and very glossy. 'Berry Ice Cream' by Barry M is a shade that I usually neglect and haven't worn in a very long time. It is a lovely pastel lilac/lavender shade that isn't too bright and can be sheered out if you don't want it to be opaque and the colour is still visible. Barry M's 'Blue Moon' is one of my newest shades and is the perfect shade if you want a small hint or touch of blue on your nails. Last is 'Mint Cream' by e.l.f. and this is a pale pastel, but still classic mint shade. For the price, the pigmentation and lasting power of this is amazing and is a great shade if you want a hint of colour on your nails without it being too bright or too nude.


For the brights, you can stay simple or you can go for the brighter shades. First I have chosen 'Blueberry' from Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine Collection and is a lovely shade of blue with a small hint of purple which stands out but still isn't too bright on the nails. 'Greenberry' by Barry M is a really nice green-based turquoise  which I see being a very popular shade during the summer. If you're looking for a bright orange or pink then Barry M - 'Satsuma' and 'Elephantastic Pink' by OPI are the polishes you should be looking at. Last I have chosen Barry M's 'Lemon Ice Cream' which is a classic bright yellow. If you want to make it look brighter and almost neon then apply a white coat of polish underneath. 

Which colours will you be wearing during the end of Spring and Summer?
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  1. Great chooses, I love Barry M nail polishes x

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    1. Thank you Kirsty:) and same, they're great quality for the price!:) x

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  2. I loved this post- I'm a nail polish junkie! Barry M is my favourite drugstore nail polish brand- it's such great value for money! Just followed, i'm at islaay.com xx

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! And yeah, Barry m are amazing quality for such an affordable price!:) and thank you ever so much for following!:) xx

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  3. I LOVE lychee! Lovely post - such a pr

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    1. It's a really nice shade! And thank you:) xx

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  4. Hey! Found you on BBunite blog hop page. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!!

    Robyn viav x vintageisavirtue blog

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  5. Hi Molly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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  6. Aww thank you Chris! And thank you for following :D xxx

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  7. Love the yellow shade...
    Im in the market for a yellow polish- think I just found it! Thanks
    BeautyRambles

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    1. You're welcome! Glad I could help :) x

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