This Week I'm Loving - Summer Nail Polishes

L-R: Nails Inc for InStyle, OPI Strawberry Margarita, Barry M Peach Melba, Kelly Brook for New Look c/o, Essie Fear or Desire c/o beauty drawer at work.

I hold my hands up and admit i'm a nail polish addict. I love buying them and my favourite thing to do on a Sunday night is to paint my nails and toenails to match. In the summer I prefer A LOT of colour, Pastels, brights, matte you name it, i'll have it on my nails. Here's a selection of what I've been painting my nails since the sun has put it's hat on.

I'm an avid nails inc fan and always pick them up when they're being given away as a free gift with magazines. TK Maxx is a great bet if you want to stock up - they often do four polishes for £12.99. The pretty lilac colour caught my eye immediately and it looks gorgeous with a tan. It's quite sheer and you do need two-three coats to make it looks decent so it's not one you apply in a hurry.

OPI is my all time favourite nail brand. I love the great selection of colours - you name it and they'll have it! This one was brought from a blog sale and it's came out for the summer time and time again. The bright vivd colour really stands out and it always get compliments.

In my opinion, Barry M is one of the best value nail polish brands out there. They always apply brilliantly and they have a great range of colours. Plus they're always bringing out new shades. I picked this up after reading about it non-stop on various blogs and it's the perfect pastel for the summer. It does take a few coats to get it opaque but it looks great on. It's a pretty neutral colour so it goes with anything.

I recieved a few Kelly Brook nail polishes in my goodie bag when I went along to the New Look press day and didn't really hold out much hope. But it's one of the long lasted nail polishes in my collection. It takes forever to get the tinest chip and is a dream to apply. For only £2.99 they're well worth picking up.

Finally do I really need to say anything about Essie? I made a beeline for this in the beauty drawer immediately. Orange is my favourite toe colour in the summer and this is the perfect vivid shade. It stands out in sandals which is what the most important thing is right?!

What colours do you like for the summer?


  1. that Essie colour is lovely! I've just done a post on summer nails too :) x

  2. That OPI colour looks amazing! Can we please have a pampering day in all together?

    -Elodie x

  3. The Kelly Brook has such a fierce colour!
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  4. Peach melba is gorgeous. Love an understated nudey pink just as much as a bright polish sometimes :) Also love Barry M's mint colour.


  5. I love that Essie orange. I'm loving the Barry M textured nails at the moment - so easy to apply even with my poor nail painting skills. x

  6. I love the Barry M one it has a lovely color!!


    Style and Paper

  7. I always get my nails inc polishes free with magazines too! I love all of the shades, especially Essie Fear or Desire!

    Hannah x

  8. Thanks for adding loads of nails polishes to my wish list! haha This is a great selection, I really enjoyed this post! xx

  9. Ooh that Essie shade is stunning!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  10. I love the shade of the kelly brook one! i really don't rate barry m, it takes so many coats to get a good colour and working in retail they chip so easily (and peel in the bath!) love this range of colours you've picked though x

  11. Essie Fear or Desire looks insanee. woweee

    Ruth x

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  12. Love the orange shade. I also really love Essie brushes, they just work so well for my nails.

    Sarah x

  13. great colors! I'm a nail polish addict as well. My concern is that I have truly become a hoarder based on how much I have vs. how much I'll actually use. haha


  14. love your blog header
    i'm planning on painting my nails 10 different colours xx


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