Favourite Spring/Summer Polishes

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

L-R Models Own Hedonist £5, Topshop AWOL £5, Barry M Pink Flamingo £2.99, Barry M Neon Pink £2.99, Essie Fiji £7.99, Essie Go Ginza £7.99, OPI Gargantuan Green Grape £7-9 & Topshop Celestial £5

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. Today I wanted to share my favourite spring/summer nail polishes. I was looking back through my old posts and one of my first posts was on colours for autumn/winter so I wanted to continue on with the seasonal polish post. Without further ado, here all my bright and pastel picks for this time of year! :)

First up a couple of bright polishes. Hedonist is a gorgeous red/orange neon shade that's particularly eye catching on the nails, I've done a full review here. Then we have Topshop AWOL. I was trying for a while to track this shade down and it was so worth it. It's a beautiful colbalt blue and as with all Topshop polishes, the formula is great. Then we have a couple of old Barry M favourites, Pink Flamingo which is actually a very pretty coral toned pink and neon pink which is exactly as the name suggests, a bright pink with a slightly blue duochrome to it which looks incredible in the sunshine when the light hits!

Then onto the more pastel shades! First is a cult favourite, Essie Fiji. As much work as this polish takes to get perfect (usually around 3 coats) the colour is definitely worth it. It's so unique and so pretty. Also on the off-white theme we have my latest addition, Essie Go Ginza from their new collection. I actually haven't heard anything about this shade from any bloggers but it is absolutely incredible! It's a slightly off white purple and is so stunning, definitely going to pick up some back ups when this collection goes! Next is OPI Gargantuan Green Grape which I find to be the perfect shade of mint green. The formula is really nice, I do find OPI a bit hit and miss but I have absolutely no gripes with this one. Finally, my all time favourite polish Topshop Celestial. The perfect cornflower blue that actually looks flattering against my pale skin and a nice glossy, long lasting finish.

I'd love to know your favourite spring/summer shades as well as whether your team pastels or team brights. I have to say, I'm totally undecided!


  1. ive just done a post on my picks for nail polishes! I picked some Essie and Barry M shades,too! I love the neon pink one though

    check out my post if you have the time,

  2. Essie and Barry M are hands down my favourite nail polishes to use! I really love the neon pink Barry M shade and now want to buy my own bottle, haha, also loving the mint green OPI polish. :)

  3. Love the nail polishes! I've got the neon pink Barry M one as well. The OPI one is gorgeous x

  4. How perfect is AWOL?! I love it! xx

  5. These are all lovely colours, I need to get my hands on the OPI 'Gargantuan Green Grape' XO


  6. Amazing picks! I have Gargantuan Green Grape and it's such a perfect shade for Spring and Summer. And I'm so craving those Barry M. shades. Wish we had that brand here in Canada! xo



  7. I am excited for all these vibrant and juicy colors for the summer :) Thanks for sharing :) !! Please do check out my blog !!


    Cherry ~~

  8. I have been loving cobalt blues lately so I'm so drawn to the Topshop polish!


  9. such a beautiful blog!! lovely thanks for share and it sounds like a good product~


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  10. The two Barry M ones are always in my summer collection but i love the pastels you have shown!


  11. loving those pastels!


    Inspirations Have I None

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  12. Ahh the Barry M nail polishes are SO beautiful! <3 Great selection and photos hun! :))

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter for the chance to win some YSL, Chanel and Essie products! <3


  13. ooo great choices! I really need to get some Essie in my life this summer I think xxx


  14. i have go ginza by essie - its so pretty x

  15. Cute colours, I like it. :)


  16. Love the colors especially the Topshop Celestial!!

    Christina xx

  17. Does topshop have good quality nailpolishes?


  18. Loving these colours! My favourites have to be the nude/pink/lilac-y tones of the essie nailpolishes!

    Yinyin xx