Weekend Beauty - Nail Polish: Summer Report
It's been a while since the last nail polish post, but now we'll get back into the swing of things, because it's not like I haven't been testing and buying. It's just that I haven't been writing. I will start with a nailathon. These are the polishes I loved in the last couple of months (unless otherwise noted, I had no problems with application, texture, etc. with any of these):
Watermelon Rind from China Glaze's Summer Days 2009 collection: an amazing, deep teal with a lot of glitter.
Lovey Dovey from Essie's Summer 2009 Collection: Essie calls it flamingo pink, I call pinks like that bimbo-pink. Love the lolitaesque barbieosity of the shade.
Another -and very cheapo- bimbo-pink polish that got a lot of wear is the appropriately named Polyester Pink Cream from N.Y.C. A little too thick and streaky, but hey, it was $0.99. I don't wear a lot of pink clothes, if any, but I am a Pinkzilla nail-wise, so expect a long separate post on bimbo shades.
I have also been in a mood for borderline vulgar fuchsias, like Orly Hawaiian Punch:
...and apricots, like Orly Secret Admirer:
...and reds, like Dashing Diva Park Ave Mistress
But I couldn't get through summer with brighties and lighties alone. One needs to vamp it up once in a while. For that I had some Russkie OPIs:
Boris and Natasha unexpectedly felt quite at home on a beach
Catherine the Grape made a Great manicure for an evening out:
I am still in the throws of mad love for lilacs, violets and purples, and Petite Four by Orly, which I for some reason underestimated before, went really well with a lot of things in my wardrobe:
But the polish I worn the most? The beloved Isis Purple by Nubar. Which, incidentally, makes an unbelievably long-lasting (I am talking a couple of weeks!) vacation pedicure.
So what polishes did you enjoy this summer?