With the weather finally getting better I can wear all my favourite SS polishes, without looking crazy. If you’re a polish addict like me, I currently have more than the salon I go to then you can’t wait to paint your nails a couple times a week, with all your bright summery polishes. Picking out my top 10 polishes for Glitzy Queen was hard. There’s many I’d like to include, but we’d be here all day, with similar colour swatches. All polishes are reasonably easy to get hold of, even if you’re from a different country to me and they’re all affordable. When it comes to polish I don’t go too high end, the most I’ve paid is £11. A polish only lasts so long and when you have as many as I do, it’d be money wasted!
I’m a big fan of pastels and I’m excited for SS12 because pastels are huge this year, okay they come back most years, but all the clothes in store and new makeup ranges coming out are all pastel based. Pastels are more of a spring trend to me where as the brights I keep for June and onwards.
Barry M – Strawberry Ice is a prime example of the lovely pastels from this brand. If pinks not for you try the Peach Melba or the mint greens. Both polishes are on my to buy list. Barry M’s polishes are pigmented and sometimes only need one coat.
Avon – Vintage Blue is a colour I’ve worn for the past 2 years, I adore this blue, Avon do great nail polishes I have a good 20 of them. The brushes are average and the pigmentation is great. Always look out for the offers, I only buy when they’re half price.
MUA – Love Hearts – An affordable range from the UK, though they now have an online store. These are the cheapest polishes from my top 10. £2. The brushes are hit or miss, but the colours in this limited edition range are gorgeous and you only need 1-2 coats. They last well too. U & I is a gorgeous yellow, I had to add this to my collection. Love U 24/7 is my ultimate Lilac polish, this replaced my Avon Lilac that I’ve used for years. This has been used for a nail look on my blog.
When it comes into summer I love having bright nails, last year I was big on colour blocking my nails with a couple of these polishes, all from brands I’ve used for many, many years.
Rimmel 60 seconds – Sky High is from one of my personal favourite ranges of Rimmel & favourite colour to use, they dry quick, they have great coverage and they last well. This polish lasted on my toes for over a week on holiday. I was in 40 degrees, climbing sand dunes, swimming and the most important activity, shopping, this didn’t budge. Not a single chip.
This next polish, Avon – Viva Glam, I also wore while away and throughout the summer. This polish also lasted the whole holiday on my finger nails. Avon have great polishes and I picked this up for free in an Avon offer. Even better. Viva Glam, is the perfect bright pink oh and it looks great with just a basic black crackle over.
No7 Cheeky Chops, I love No7 polishes, especially because Boots do £5 vouchers allowing you to pick up the nail polishes for £2. My collection has grown due to these. I own many No7 polishes and adore them. The brushes are amazing, perfect size. As for the polish itself, Cheeky Chops has great coverage and is a beautiful coral on the nail. This lasts well too.
We all love a bit of glitter, just not the removal of it. I love having pretty glittered nails, but no matter what trick you use to remove it’s always hard work. These next three polishes are the easier and prettier glitters I own. This is why I love them.
O.P.I – Excuse Moi! O.P.I were extremely popular last year when they released The Muppet’s collection, I was lucky enough to pick one set up in my salon. I fell in love with Excuse Moi! And I think every nail polish addict did too. What girl doesn’t love pink glitter, this can be built up or can be worn over a polish. It’s the best of both. Mines a mini due to buying the set. Though I do want to get my hands on the full size. O.P.I is expensive in the UK.
Revlon, Facets Of Fuchsia is another well loved polish from last year and still is. I’d wanted this polish for so long and a blogger gifted this to me for Christmas. I am in love with it. You need a few coats of it, but when on, it is the most gorgeous polish out there. Who doesn’t love purple glitter polish. This is one polish everyone needs in their collection.
Lights Camera Glitter – NYC is a polish I’ve fallen in love like most NYC polishes. I’m still new to NYC. Whenever I’m doing the food shopping, I’ll end up putting one or two in the basket. They’re super cheap and the glitters double as a great top coat. This looks beautiful built up and pretty as a top coat. It’s full of turquoise and purple flecks. Lights Camera Glitter is my favourite glitter from NYC. I highly recommend this glitter polish.
That’s my SS12 top 10 polishes, what are yours?
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