Monday, 4 June 2012

5 must-have polishes for summer

If you're a follower of Polish or Perish, you'll know that we've been sharing swatches of our favourite shades in 5 "must-have" categories. All the other PoP ladies are in the northern hemisphere, where summer's just started, so the categories are very summer-themed. Starting later this week I'll be posting my winter favourites, but for now, here were my summer choices:

Red - Red is the black of the nail world. Sophisticated or sexy, everyday or special occasion, red really does it all! My pick for summer is ulta3 English Rose, a delicious bright red jelly full of gold microglitter.


Glitter - Everyone's favourite fashionable bling! It doesn't seem to be going old, does it? I picked a relatively muted charcoal glitter with little holo particles, China Glaze Some Like It Haute.


Nude - When bare skin comes out from under winter wraps, pretty nude nails feel like the perfect complement. My favourite is OPI Malaysian Mist, a yellow-toned peach - read all about my Good-Nude-Hunting saga here.


Holo - There's nothing like seeing rainbows on a linear holo dancing in full sun! I picked the only holo I have a sunny swatch of - salmony China Glaze TMI.


Neon - The quintessential summer polish would have to be a neon. Neon just makes you think of bikinis on a beach, sipping on a fruity cocktail covered in tacky umbrellas. My pick is... every coral I own :P Here are 4 of them (L to R): Max Factor Diva Coral, Hello Kitty Kawai Coral, ulta3 Sunset Coral, and Kim Miami Coral. My favourite is Sunset Coral.



What would your 5 picks be? And what polish categories would be essential in your winter mani collection?

8 comments:

  1. I've been obsessed with neons because I'm trying desperately to push winter to the back of my mind! It's kinda depressing so I currently have neon skittles on my nails! Ulta3 makes pretty good neons, they're streaky sometimes but with Lily White under, it usually works out pretty well for the price! I've been considering trying Malaysian Mist, it looks really pretty on you, Michelle! And I now regret not picking English Rose up that day!

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    1. Haha, I just picked up an ulta3 at Woolies today... I'm getting to the point where I pick one up every time I go grocery shopping :) I feel like it's turning into a problem, but at $2 a pop, it's not a very expensive problem! I can't wait til spring rolls around...

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  2. lovely colors! the nude and the glitter are my favorites!

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    1. Glitter is always great, isn't it? :)

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  3. Lovely colours! *Sigh* I miss Summer. I'm not looking forward to the crazy weather expected this afternoon.

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    1. I got blown around like crazy walking to the station! It was definitely the craziest weather we've had in a while...

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  4. That red is very lovely. I love the shimmer!

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