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1. Estee Lauder Absinthe 2. Estee Lauder Narcissist 3. Models Own Lilac Dream 4. Models Own  Fuzzy Peach 5. Rimmel Sunshine

It’s not looking too bright outside right now, but that’s nothing new! Whilst everyone’s talking about the sunshine, I’ve yet to see it. Got myself some bright nail polishes to brighten things up around here anyway! When it comes to nail polishes, I like all kinds of colours. Usually, the only shades I won’t wear are nudes and beige, they make my hand look really old and unhealthy. Here are my current favourites:

Estee Lauder Absinthe: Absinthe, or any lime green nail polish, is a really difficult colour to pull off and I don’t necessarily suit my skintone the best but I can’t help reaching for it when I want to wear a green. It certainly is a fresh Summery colour! I think it’s the packaging that attracts me with this one! For me, this lime green is best when you’re wearing something colourful such as hot pink like this jacket or this dress, basically anything that’s not green or light coloured. This will prevent your fancy green nails from looking washed out, and against something like bright pink, it will make it stand out more.

Estee Lauder Narcissist: It’s a very girly pink, isn’t it? Again, with the packaging, I just love it! When it’s in my storage box, all I can see is the gold lid gleaming at me! I’ve got a few baby pinks in my collection but this Estee Lauder one is currently my favourite because it high shine and longer lasting. It’s easy to apply and it doesn’t go streaky. It’s thick and rich, and pretty much the perfect pink for cheerful weather.

Models Own Lilac Dream: My favourite colour is purple so I particularly love this lilac. You can rely on Models Own to be highly pigmented and opaque so if I was to recommend a high street brand – especially if you’re after a pastel shade – it would be Models Own. I have such a sensitive sense of smell and M.O polishes are really strong, it can sometimes give me a headache. For something slightly cheaper but doesn’t last as long on your nails, there’s a good dupe called Parma Violet from Seventeen (boots).

Models Own Fuzzy Peach: This is indeed an light orange, peachy colour which isn’t as bright as it looks once applied. Another creamy and opaque formula, which makes it less fussy (or fuzzy, if we’re going to get a bit jokey jokey here!). When you’re painting your nails, this it does exactly what it’s suppose to and looks exactly like it does in the bottle. Again, there’s a dupe from Seventeen called Orange Soda which I bought purely for the name. “Who loves orange soda??!” Those who remember Kenan and Kel will understand!

Rimmel Sunshine: I love love LOVE yellow nail polishes! I recommended one from Nails Inc on my latest advertorial article in LOOK Mag. With a name Sunshine, this Rimmel one has the ultimate polish for Summer. I can understand how some are wary about wearing this colour on their nails, but like Absinthe, it might just be a case of what you’re wearing. Not my most Summery outfit but here’s an example of when I wore a royal blue bodycon with painted yellow nails.

The pastel blue is Essie’s Mint Candy Apple which will feature in my Fave Fives Blue Polishes, coming soon!

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30 thoughts on “My Favourite Five: Nail Polishes for Summer

  1. Love these colours. I've actually just drafted out a post for my Top 5 Summer Polishes (before even seeing this post.. freaky) and my colours are very similar! That Estee Lauder polish in Absinthe looks incredible especially : )


  2. Woah, I love these shades! I particularly adore the Rimmel one, yellow is my favourite colour. I have Electric Yellow by Maybelline and it looks similar to Sunshine, but it looks slightly orange on my nails after the second coat has dried, maybe I should try applying white nail polish before? The Essie nail polish is gorgeous as well, I might pick it up next time I go shopping! x

  3. These colours are so nice! I've never tried Models Own or Estee Lauder nail varnishes! I adore Essie mint candy apple & if you haven't already you should try Essie's Fiji which is a nice pale pink colour perfect with a tan! xxx

  4. I'm not really a fan of green (although I love the name of it!) but the rest of the colours are just beautiful! The Estee Lauder polishes are in the cutest bottles. I find that bright colours can really cheer me up even when its grey and crappy outside. I hope the Summer comes to the UK soon though- you guys deserve it! LOVE most models own polishes too! xx

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  5. I love all of these, Models Own lilac dream is my favourite. Some gorgeous colours for the summer, brights are by far the best colour on the nails 🙂


  6. These are all such pretty colours for summer but I think the models own colours are my favourites. I have the orange soda dupe too and it's one of my favourite colours 🙂 xx

  7. The colors are beautiful and definetely suitable for the summer. Great post. Feel free to check out my blog.

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