I'm currently at school but we're watching a movie in Classical Civilisation so I thought I'd schedule a post. Summer is quickly approaching and I've chosen 10 of my favourite nail colours; from pink to blue from shimmer to matte, to feature in this post.
From l-r (pinky-thumb)
on my left (pinks) hand:
BarryM Gelly: Pomegranate
BarryM Gelly: Papaya
BarryM Gelly: Dragonfruit
BarryM Gelly: Grapefruit
Topshop Varnish: Flamingo Coral
From r-l (pink-thumb)
on my right hand (rainbow) hand:
Essie: Turquoise & Caicos
Topshop Varnish: name rubbed off
(With L.A Colours in Wired underneath)
Rimmel Metal Rush: name rubbed off
(With BarryM in Berry Ice Cream under)
BarryM Gelly: Greenberry
Essie: Poppy (I think)1
On my right hand (non pinks) more than five colours are featured, this is because on the Rimmel and Topshop shades they are more like pearlescent overcoats but can be worn on their own but just be less opaque.
Here's a close up. I would walk you through step by step about the colours but wouldn't that be too dragging? I'll talk you through my favourites. On my left hand I love Papaya (second to the left). It's my mother's favourite and at school everyone complimented it and with a tan it would look amazing. I also love the colour just to the right of Papaya. It's an opaque vibrant bubblegum pink. Most Barbie pinks look to harsh, streaky or light on my hands but this looks so cute and girly. The topshop colour, on the right, is my least favourite. I put two comparison nails on each hand, I definitely prefer Papaya as my 'summer coral'. The Topshop one is darker, more pink and less vibrant.
On my right hand it's a lot brighter. The red is my go-to red, it leans more in the orange side than true blood red. My two comparison nails are obviously the two mint ones. On my pointer I have Greenberry, which most people seem to prefer. It's less mint and more greeny bless blue mint. It's also a lot brighter. Turquoise and Caicos is a bit sheerer and darker but a lot more mint/Tiffany blue.
The two middle colours (the shimmers) have a base colour to make it more opaque. My middle finger has a lilac base and an overcoat with a lilac shimmer with green and gold reflects. On my ring finger the colour is really unique. It's a dark blue with silver glitter and loads of purple reflects.
I hope you enjoyed reading this, and I'd love to know your favourite summer colours!