If you live in the UK, you’re probably in that awkward stage of feeling ashamed for hating this hot weather – I can’t be the only one not loving the heatwave, can I? Our summer has finally arrived and whilst I’m already fed up of the sun on day 3, I’m far from disliking the beauty opportunities…
Summer nails are a part of my beauty routine I look forward to each year. I mean, what’s not to love? New colours, bright shades and the knowledge that repainting your nails everyday is totally acceptable. It’s heaven. In a bid to share my summer nail love, here are my top 5 polishes you have to try while the sun allows. From thumb to pinky:
‘Spin The Bottle’ by Essie (£7.99) – Nude colours are perfect all year round but especially during summer. They’re hassle free, go with all outfits and make your nails look super healthy. This Essie polish is an all-time favourite of mine but check out this post for more nude shades and ideas.
‘Blueberry’ by Barry M (£3.99) – It’s impossible to write a nail post without mentioning a Barry M product – the affordability, quality and variety of their product ranges makes them hard to beat on many levels. This colour is a gorgeous summery shade and the glossy finish is great for the price.
‘Fifth Avenue’ by Essie (£7.99) – An award winning red, orange shade that’s perfect for a burst of bright colour. Being an Essie formula, the paint lasts well, even without a top coat. This is a great wearable colour and it’s just so cheery, I love it!
‘Apple Pie’ by Models Own (£4.99) – A fun, summery colour that smells of apple and the pastel undertone means you can wear this for many occasions. You’ll need a quick layer of top coat for this one but the colour is way worth the extra effort. If this isn’t quite your colour, check out the rest of the Fruit Pastels collection – ‘Grape Juice’ is pretty special too.
‘Beauchamp Street’ by NailsInc (£10.99) – Summer nails don’t always have to be bright and pastel-toned. This deep, cherry red shade is a classy summer alternative and is perfect for long days and evenings out. The rich undertone of the colour is beautiful and whether you want one coat or two, this is a formula that stays put.
Let me know your go-to summer nail polishes in the comments and don’t forget to check out my Instagram and Twitter for more recommendations and updates.
Sincerely, Sarah x