Wednesday 17 July 2013

Guest Post: Top 5 Summer Nail Polishes

Hello everyone! My name is Hayley and I usually blog over at Water Painted Dreams but today I'm sharing this post on Live Laugh Lipstick whilst Georgina is on holiday. In accordance with the time of year I thought I'd share my favourite summer nail varnishes with you, even if the Scottish weather isn't exactly complying. 

Essie's Mojito Madness is a very recent addition to my nail polish collection but I love it none the less. It's a gorgeous green, sometimes green nails can look a bit weird but this looks really nice. The quality of Essie nail polishes is great as well. I can get a week out of an Essie nail polish with minimal tip wear. In the summer I like to have bright nails but I'd rather not spend the whole summer applying and reapplying nail polish.

Essie's Cascade Cool isn't a colour I would usually pick for myself as I'm not the biggest fan of pink nail polishes but when I seen it on Fragrance Direct for only £1.99 I thought "why not?" and decided to go for it. It's a lovely pink that's bright but isn't too in your face. As with Mojito Madness I can wear this for about a week before I feel it chips too much. If you want to see the haul where I bought both of the Essie polishes you can read it here.

Barry M's Prickly Pear is a gorgeous lilac shade that's part of their new range of gelly shine polishes. I really like this, despite pastels being associated with spring, I still think that this would be great for summer as it would look lovely with a tan if you're lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere nice. I think these are a lot better in quality than Barry M's normal nail polishes, they dry a lot quicker and they are so shiny and glossy. I've done a full blog post about this, click here if you would like to read more about it.

Avon's Sunshine is my 'happy' nail polish. If I'm feeling a bit down then I put this on and it instantly cheers me up. It's just so bright and cheery, it's impossible not to have a smile on your face when you wear this. I've also been known to make smiley face nails with this and a black nail art pen, I just can't help myself! I also think Avon nail polishes are really over looked in the online beauty community. They're great quality. Definitely in my top 3 brands.

Model's Own's Indian Ocean is more of a top coat than a base polish but it really perks up a plain nail. It's a sheer blue with lots of iridescent blue and pink shimmer through it and it looks amazing on top of pale nail polishes or blues. This is the only nail polish I've tried from Model's Own and I definitely want to try more. My favourite way to wear this is over a pale blue but when I was writing this I realised it will probably look great over Prickly Pear so I'm going to try that ASAP.

Well that's all from me today. I hope you've enjoyed my post and a massive thank you to Georgina for letting me guest post. If you would like to see more from me then please head over to my little blog, Water Painted Dreams, for beauty and lifestyle posts.


  1. Prickly pear is one of my fav Gelly hi-shines!love those Essie polishes too,they look awesome!

  2. Lovely summer colours! I adore Essie nail polishes and I currently have Vanity Fairest on my nails now :)

    Zoe x

    1. Just googled swatches, it's a lovely colour :) x

  3. great guest post!! I have the Barry M Prickly Pear and it's my favourite by far now :) xx

  4. Wow that Essie Mojito Madness colour looks gorgeous! Not a colour I would usually go for but it looks amazing, suprised I haven't seen it around yet! Lovely post xx x