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

 

What polishes do you love for fall?

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time and it’s all about Fall nail polishes, a topic I treasure. I’m a nail polish fanatic even though I can barely paint a straight line. But I am mad about all the fall colors and determined to wear a different one each week. Here are 12 polishes that have been in my rotation lately and all are pure love! top fall nail polishes

There are 4 brands I’ve been concentrating on wearing: Sally Hansen Complete, Color Club Oil Slicks, KBShimmer’s fall collection and Faby Lacquer. I have nothing but love for these babies.

My fall nail wheel with Sally Hansen, KBShimmer, Color Club, Faby Lacquer

My fall nail wheel with Sally Hansen, KBShimmer, Color Club, Faby Lacquer

Favorite fall polishes from Sally Hansen, Color Club, Faby, and KBShimmer

Favorite fall polishes from Sally Hansen, Color Club, Faby, and KBShimmer

I love this palette for fall. One thing I’m missing is a brown shimmer so I need to start looking through my polishes or else buy one soon. Thanksgiving needs a brown shimmer!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Maasai Red, Midnight Affair, Rose Glass

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Maasai Red, Midnight Affair, Rose Glass

SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE worked with the designers of NYFW to create polishes that were just right for the fashions being shown on the runway. Maasai Red was developed with Tracy Reese; Midnight Affair was created for Prabal Gurung this year and Rose Glass was one of three polishes commissioned by Rodarte for their fall fashion show. I’ll have more on these polishes but these are wonderful to apply, great to wear, and the colors are beautifully pigmented. (More to come tonight.)

KBShimmer Soul Deep, Dark & Twisty, Fig-Get About It

KBShimmer Soul Deep, Dark & Twisty, Fig-Get About It

KBShimmer Soul Deep, Soul Deep with Dark & Twisty over it, Dark & Twisty, Fig-Get About It

KBShimmer Soul Deep, Soul Deep with Dark & Twisty over it, Dark & Twisty, Fig-Get About It

I can’t get enough of KBSHIMMER Nail Polish and the Fall 2015 collection is a good example of why this is true. Lisa and I were able to review all 12 shades available and they are fall-abulous. My three favorites are Soul Deep, Dark & Twisty, and Fig-Get About It. These polishes last and last on me and never lose their fabulous shine or color. I once wore a KBShimmer Polish for 8 weeks and other than super long nails the color looked perfect. (I don’t want to wear a color for 8 weeks again which means I don’t want to break my leg again.)

Faby Nail Lacquer in Miss Scarlet I Suppose and Velvet Touch

Faby Nail Lacquer in Miss Scarlet I Suppose and Velvet Touch

FABY NAIL LACQUER isn’t a brand that you see mentioned often which is a shame. These polishes are terrific. They last for an infinitely long time on my nails and the colors stay vibrant. Miss Scarlet I Suppose is a metallic red that will carry me through to the spring. Velvet Touch is a great fall color with its deep purple/burgundy tones. When the winds are blowing Velvet Touch seems just the thing but I like to also put on a coat of something sparkly like KBShimmer Dark & Twisty after a few days to make the sun shine.

Color Club Oil Slick polishes in (clockwise from left) Sorry Not Sorry, Ice Breaker, We'll Never Be Royals, and It's Raining Men

Color Club Oil Slick polishes in (clockwise from left) Sorry Not Sorry, Ice Breaker, We’ll Never Be Royals, and It’s Raining Men

COLOR CLUB POLISHES from the OIL SLICK Collection totally grabbed my eye. I had to buy them when I saw them. They are like entertainment because everywhere you go you see a different color. Just walking down the hall last night, wearing It’s Raining Men, I started seeing teal, then navy, then purple. Right now I’m seeing a tealed cobalt which then switched to a royal blurple. These polishes use Trichrom Technology to give them a multi-hued effect. Each is unique. I’ve worn 3 of my 4 and can’t wait to wear Ice Breaker since it’s a grey, teal, dusty blue. Shade shifting at its best.

Color Club Oil Slick

Color Club Oil Slick

Which of these polishes are you craving? What’s your favorite fall polish?  And which would you steal from me if you could?? — Marcia

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*some polishes received for considerations, some were bought by me