Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Summer Nails

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's June!! In my eyes, this means it is officially Summer, despite wearing my winter boots today. Keerrraazzzy. 

summer_nail_polish
Big Essie Bottle* - Pansy
Mini Essie Bottle* - Sure Shot
China Glaze* - Wicked Style
Barry M - Pink Iridescent
No 7 - Gold Top Coat (What an adventurous name, eh?!)

I don't know about you, but summer makes me want to wear bright candy colours, brings out my inner girlieness (not that it's hard!) and my love for glitter rages on full steam ahead.

I noticed there was a bit of a theme to my recent nail polish choices and thought it was a good excuse to out more pink and glitter in the world (or at least just on my blog).

I have been absolutely LOVING Essie polishes of late. I get mine from BeautyBay and they have a MASSIVE selection of shades. I know Superdrug and Boots have recently started stocking them, which is super, but I've noticed that they don't supply many shimmery, metallic or glitter options, and this makes me sad.

China Glaze is a brand I have been a huge fan of for years and have quite a few of their shades. They are devilishly tricky to find in the UK and I have previously bought all mine at Beauty Conventions. Ebay seems to be a good bet though if you are looking to dabble in China Glaze and THIS seller has a vast array of hues to choose from. Hooray!

What sort of colours do you go for during sunny seasons? Are you loving pinks and glitter as much as me?

Toodlepip!

xx

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78 comments:

  1. aw wow, love all the colours, really want to try the essie polishes! :) xx

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  2. I have barry m pink iridescent aswell and i love it today I brought silvery lilac :)

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  3. I love the essie colour, such a shame they dont stock them here...



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  4. I love a bit pink in summer time too I love my pastel shades when the sun comes out xo

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  5. Aloha Louise.

    I adore pink and sparkly, or just nail polish in general if I'm being totally honest.

    I am however, an Essie and China Glaze virgin <- Am I allowed to say that here? Oh well, too late ;)

    Anyway, I may try both these brands out over the summer. Hope you, Darcey and Matt are well.

    Louise xx

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  6. I LOVE MAx Factor Disco Pink (704) so pink, so bright - and it lasts really well too :)

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  7. I love all these shades! Great choices :)

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  8. Pink & sparkly sounds perfect for summer, or well, all the time!

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  9. I'm loving pinks, oranges and corals! :)

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  10. They look gorgeous! I love pink but hate it on ME. If only...
    :) xx

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  11. Pansy is so pretty on :)

    www.coffeeandrosesx.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  12. That No 7 gold top coat looks amazing!

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  13. i like neon and pastels! but love these too!

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  14. Some lovely colours, the china glaze looks nice inparticular x

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  15. Not into pink but I love the gold top coat!

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  16. This iridescent pinkish one looks lovely. Just ordered me 3 china glaze summer neons on ebay :)

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  17. Beautiful polishes, love the colours! ♥

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  18. Love all of them! Can't go wrong with pink and glitter :) xx

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  19. i love pink polishes for the summer! and adding a bit of sparkle and glitter just completes any nail look :) I can't wait to get some essie nail polishes and there are so many amazing shades on beautybay hehe! Thanks for sharing~x

    www.beautypicknmix.blogspot.com

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  20. Have you purchased any of Essie's glitter polishes on BeautyBay? There are a few I like that I've seen in the blog/youtube world that aren't on their website :(
    xx

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  21. The essie pink one is gorgeous :)

    LaceyLoves

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  22. I definitely love bright nail polishes in the summer too! xx

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  23. I love Barry M - Pink Iridescent. What a pity we don't have Barry M in Spain (at least I haven't found it). Love the post! Lots of love! :)

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  24. The gold No7 polish looks great! I'm loving Essie polishes too, I managed to find some in TkMaxx! I have a Essie giveaway on my blog right now, it would be great if you could take a look!

    http://the-beauty-bloggers.blogspot.co.uk/

    Rach, x

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  25. great picks louise!!!
    china glaze is stocked at sallys in the uk, and you can buy it non trade, the public can buy it, and they have a massive rack of both china glaze and o p i too!!!
    you might be able to get a trade card being a beauty blogger and that etc?!? might be worth a try :)
    i have one because I'm a nail technician
    love your videos and your blog
    please have a look at mine if you have time! :)

    www.nellyandnoopy.wordpress.com

    xx

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  26. NO7 glitter looks nice! x
    http://xbeautybeatsx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I'm loving sure shot and the pink iridescent one, both amazing!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  28. I'm dying to try some China Glaze, thanks for sharing! x

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  29. I'm off sparkle at the moment but loving all the bright pinks.

    C
    xxx

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  30. You should try the nail polishes from Asda from George. They are MEGA cheap and beautiful quality. Give it a try.

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  31. those are all really cute i love the glitter!!
    <3
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  32. Essie - cute as a button would be the perfect friend for all these beautiful colours!!

    Jem x

    Www.jembatb.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Anything pink and sparkly! Have to say that I've gone a bit mad with the corals this spring - Essie Haute as Hello is perfection :)

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  34. the barry m one looks really pretty! and china glaze is sold in sally's in the uk for around £6.50 :)
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  35. Those colours are beautiful and even inspired me to do my own blogpost on so if you want some other ideas check out http://colouratyourfingertips.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/pinks-and-glitter-inspired-by.html

    Love your style Louise xxx

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  36. Ooh the Essie ones are purty! I had a £5 No7 voucher today so I bought the No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Cheeky Chops 240 xoxo

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  37. Love your choises!
    I love neons and very bright colors :D
    Kisses
    http://marsymm.blogspot.pt/

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  38. I'm just like you when it comes to summer nail polishes, I love the candy colour ones! I have that Barry M pink sparkly polish, I love it so much!

    http://secretsayingsofashopaholic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. I was an Essie virgin until Friday, and now I'm hooked! Just wish they were as cheap as they are in the States! No fair Essie!!

    http://allthingsbrightandbootiful.blogspot.co.uk/

    Great blog Louise xxx

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  40. Great review Louise, I am soo LOVING Essie too! Ixx

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  41. I love love love the China Glaze nail polishes! I have this colour and its so gorgeous! :)

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  42. i agree! when summer comes so do the bright colours! i love the essie polish x

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  43. they look great! and I agree summer is time for brighter colours :)
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. I love the shade of the china glaze polish, it looks totally divine!


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    xx

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  45. sallys sells a good range of china glaze and its quite cheep as well they also sell opi for a good price. those are my favourite makes but never tryed essy

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  46. haha I knew as soon as I opened this post that there has to be a glitter polish there somewhere ! What would Louise be without her glitter I don't know !

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  47. That Barry M one is gorgeous! I have it in silver, but the pink looks so much nicer :) xx

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  48. You NEED to get Essie's A Cut Above. It's a chunky pink glitter. I live in the States and got mine from Target, but I'm sure you can find it online.

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  49. Pansy looks gorgeous for fingers and toes!

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  50. I am loving pastels this summer. My nails are minty green a lot of the time. I so nearly bought pink irridescent today because it looks so cute, but just didn't. Next time!

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  51. What a beautiful (and very appropriate) background for your photo, how summery and girly! I am 100% will you on the way my nail varnish colours tend to go in the summer months, I've recently realised I might have a bit of a problem where coral and pinks are concerned. I think I have about 10 colours in basically the same shade...I think that's going a step too far!

    x

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  52. The china glaze polish looks lovely :) I also love oranges/corals and bright blues and purples for summer! Shame the weather in the UK has been so miserable lately :( I'm in my winter jumper today :(

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  53. I'm loving the Essie polishes in Boots/ superdrug at the moment! It's nice for them to be easily avalible for a change. Love the look of the China Glaze one too! There's something about summer which means - "Bright and Sparkley!" xx

    missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. Those polishes look awesome, love the colours!
    I really enjoy your posts and videos Louise, you are gorgeous inside and out! <3 xx

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  55. I love pink polishes for the summer! I've also found some great turquoises that I like for the season too!

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  56. your4 blog is literally amazing its just that little place on the internet which is filled with happiness and a sprinkleofglitter xx


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  57. Totally agree- I went out and bought a bright coral on the first of June, just because it had to be summer!!
    I love that Boots and Superdrug now stock Essie- it makes trips there even more exciting haha!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. Essie Sure Shot is one of my favourites at the moment!
    Any excuse to have a bright pop of colour on my nails and I'm there, I especially love corals for summer. I really like Miss Sporty's, even though it's not that long wearing!
    Mel x

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  59. Pink is a shade I never seem to get right but I do swear by glitter. I've been wearing Models Own Ibiza Mix over a nude nail polish and I can't stop looking at my sparkly nails. Good thing about glitter is it lasts soooooo long x

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  60. pink is my favorite for nails !!

    xoxo
    curves

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  61. The gold top coat looks so pretty! I go through phases of loving and hating bright shades but who can resist a bit of bling? :)

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  62. With this months marie claire magazine you get a free ciate nail polish :) i got mine in purple sherbet

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  63. I love the Barry M pink glitter polish. I team it with a teal Miss Sporty polish and Blueberry Ice Cream from Barry M which I love to wear in the summer as it reminds me of The Little Mermaid! Everything revolves around Disney with me haha xo

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  64. i have the barry m pink iridecent i love it so much on its own or over other colours i have it over barry m pink flamingo and its so lovely and glittery and pink! also really want the no7 gold top coat because i like pink iridecent because its small glitter specks but id really like to try a polish with flakes of glitter

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  65. So many lovely polishes, went to buy the boring 'gold top coat' and my store has sold out forever!?! I need my glitter supply.


    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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  66. I love how much effort into making your pictures beautiful! All the glitter and sparkles make it you. I'm going to be picking up the Pink Iridescent tomorrow!

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  67. always think pink! cute blog
    xo,
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  68. Essie Pansy looks beautiful! xx

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  69. Essie nail polish has gone way up in my estimations recently!
    This colour along with fiji is simply beautiful!

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  70. The Barry M one looks so pretty! xx

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  71. Never tried essie nails polishes, but definitely tempted to buy one after this post, such lovely colours of the others too :) xx

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  72. Hi Louise! Your blog is so lovely...I have very similar colors for summer ;o). I love nails polish. If you want to see something from my collection, come visit my blog. I'll be very glad. Have a great time. Xoxo V.V.

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  73. love the one from essie <3

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  74. Love all of these, trying to get that No7 one today hope theres some left! Your blog makes me so happy xx

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  75. WOW! That Essie in Pansy is beautiful, the perfect pink! Have never bought an Essie polish before but I think I may have to invest in that colour xx

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  76. These are my two most favourite things about nail polish..... pink ones and sparkly glittery ones! But who cares if its June or not, surely these colours are appropriate for all year round? :-)

    xxxx

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  77. I love the glitter one ^^

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