Summer fun with nails

This week for Makeup Wars we are sharing some favorite polishes for summer. This was actually a last minute decision for the group so I gathered pictures of the polishes I’ve been wearing up until today to share with you. None of the ones I’ve been wearing are new but they are ones I love and hope you do too.

COLOR CLUB HALO HUES in MISS BLISS

The Halo Hues polish collections are fabulous polishes. Not only do they wear beautifully but they are more holographic than any other polish brand I’ve ever bought.

Color Club Miss Bliss on Polarbelle’s blog

In 2013 I did a guest post for Polarbelle and wore this polish and I’m wearing it now as I type.

Color Club Halo Hues Miss Bliss

Color Club Halo Hues Miss Bliss

It’s still available on ebay and if you love shiny pink holo nails then you’ll adore this polish.

INGLOT MAMMA MIA (number 220)

I wore this over the July 4th weekend and everyone loved not only how pretty it is but how it fit the holiday. I swear I saw it for sale but I can’t find it now. But if you can get your hands on it, it’s a stunner with beautiful shimmer.

Inglot Mamma Mia! #220

Inglot Mamma Mia! #220

I need to get my hands on some Inglot Nail Enamel now that I’ve seen how perfectly this wore for a week.

LILLIAN EVE NAVY BEEN BETTER

Lillian Eve is a small indie nail company with a tiny collection right now. I’ve had Navy Been Better for a long time and finally got around to wearing it around Memorial Day.

Lillian Eve Navy Been Better

Lillian Eve Navy Been Better

I gravitate towards blues like this, it’s not really navy except in certain lights. It’s very satiny and wore perfectly for a week with just a bit of wear where it wraps around the nail.

CND BECKONING BEGONIA VINYLUX

When I was moving I wanted a polish that would last 2 weeks so I turned to CND Vinylux. Beckoning Begonia has an infinitesimal amount of shimmer to it. It looks a little more shimmery in the bottle than on my nails. So while I was disappointed in that, I wasn’t disappointed in the way this lasted through packing and unpacking 1,234,567 boxes.

CND Vinylux Beckoning Begonia

CND Vinylux Beckoning Begonia

ESSIE ARUBA BLUE

I can’t tell you how many weeks I sat and looked at Aruba Blue in the nail polish racks of my nail tech. Finally I had to wear it. It’s fitting for my affinity for blue and this made me wish I was back in Aruba.

Essie Aruba Blue

Essie Aruba Blue

LAUREN B ROSE BOWL

Last but not least is Lauren B Rose Bowl because I love red all year long. This is another brand that is fabulous and Rose Bowl is a perfect example of the beauty of their polishes.

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

I’m ready for more pastels now and I have a set of Julie G polishes waiting in the wings for my next nail polish post. I can’t wait to wear them. What’s on your agenda for polish this summer?  —  Marcia


*Lauren B is from PR, rest were purchased or from my nail tech

 

CND Vinylux Modern Folklore Collection

I am a big fan of CND Vinylux Nail Polish, and the Modern Folklore Collection just cemented that superfan status.

CND Modern Folklore Collection

Modern Folklore has rich jewel tones and subtle shimmer inspired by ‘lavishly embroidered and beaded velvets and brocades’.  There are six shades in this collection, and Beyond Polish sent us three of them for review:  Crimson Sash, Plum Paisley, and Rose Brocade.

left to right:  Rose Brocade, Plum Paisley, Crimson Sash

left to right: Rose Brocade, Plum Paisley, Crimson Sash

This is a 5-free gel hybrid nail polish.  You don’t need a base coat, but you do need the Weekly Top Coat, which is UV activated so it actually becomes harder as it is exposed to natural light.  The polish dries in about eight minutes, and it lasts for at least a week without chipping.

Crimson Sash

CND Crimson Sash

Crimson Sash

CND Crimson Sash

Crimson Sash

CND Crimson Sash

Crimson Sash is a warm shimmery burgundy red that is a beautiful seasonal shade.  The pigmentation is so awesome you can get away with just one coat of polish.

CND Plum Paisley

CND Plum Paisley

CND Plum Paisley

CND Plum Paisley

CND Plum Paisley

CND Plum Paisley

Plum Paisley is a real surprise – what a gorgeous plum with red and blue shimmers!  This polish is definitely a Dr. Jeckle/Mr. Hyde because the shimmer pops in direct light, yet it’s a shiny cool plum in indirect light.

CND Rose Brocade

CND Rose Brocade

CND Rose Brocade

CND Rose Brocade

CND Rose Brocade

CND Rose Brocade

Rose Brocade is a cherry red creme.  This is a bright, cheerful red that just makes me feel happy when I wear it.  I have a lot of red polishes, but nothing exactly like this one, which also makes me happy!

The Modern Folklore Collection is available at BeyondPolish.com in both the Vinylux ($5.95) and the Shellac ($13.95) formulas, about a third cheaper than what I find in other stores.  And right now, you can use the coupon code IGLOVE12 for 12% off your next order.  Take advantage of the code and get some of these perfect fall shades.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration