Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Spring Nail Style

Am I the only one who changes up their nail colour as soon as a new season rolls around? I don't know what it is but even before I've whipped out the sunglasses or slapped on some fake tan, my nail colour has to change. That being said, I'm not exactly varied in my taste and I tend to stick to what I know. I thought however I'd make my big beauty blogging comeback by showing you exact what tickles my pickle when it comes to Spring/Summer nail colours.

As you can see, this one is extremely well loved. Fairy Taylor from Essie's Gel Couture collection actually works for me all year round as it's the perfect pinky nude for my nails. The are slightly more expensive that the normal Essie Nail Polish's however they last up to a week on me (their tagline says 14 days, but as a busy Mum not even real gels last more than a week) and the best thing is - there's no pillow smudge! If you apply this and then the Gel top coat, you won't wake up with those dreadful impressions where you've been cuddling your pillow! Perfect for someone like me who has approximately 3 minutes to herself during the day.

The newest addition to my collection is Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Almond. The Gelly Nail varnish was actually one of my first ever posts back in 2013 and it would seem that the love has well and truly lived on. Barry M keep the collection current by constantly bringing out new shades however Almond is a nude classic. Darker than Fairy Taylor but I find it looks so sophisticated and goes with absolutely any outfit. The shaped brush makes it super easy to apply and with just two coats my nails are completely opaque and ready to go.

Essie's classic Bikini So Teeny has to be in everyone's spring nail wardrobe - surely? I personally wear a lot of navy, even throughout the summer, so this goes with almost everything that I wear whilst still standing out and looking pretty. The only thing I will say is that it's the most difficult to apply of all of m favourites. If I have the time to sit and concentrate then I love it, but if I'm in a rush to get my nails done then the brush is a little too thin for my liking.

Soigne's Caramel has been a firm favourite of mine for years now, I remember losing this around three years ago and nearly having a panic attack over where I could have lost it and promptly ordered a new one straight away. It's still a nude, but its' more of a taupe nude and is fairly dark. This is another than I also weather throughout the winter but for some reason it looks more elegant during the Spring/Summer. It applies really thick so I can get away with one coat if I'm in a rush or if I'm patient then it builds beautifully to form a nice thick polish that lasts all week.

This was actually a freebie from a Next press event that I went to a few months ago and I'm almost ashamed to say that it's the only bright colour that I have in my collection! It applies relatively thick however I definitely need two coats for this to be presentable and it actually doesn't last all that well. For a day out, however, it's lovely to quickly apply in the morning to add a pop of colour to my look. I really must invest in more brights and corals as now we're moving more towards Summer and out of Spring, I feel like it may be time to shake things up again. 

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