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