for me summer is this time of the year when you spend as much time as you can outside in the sunshine or enjoying mild summer evenings on the balcony.
I also love having a picnic or a barbecue with friends as well as enjoying a nice cocktail at the beach. The perfect time for wearing nice summer outfits and a fresh manicure as well as a fresh pedicure as you probably wear sandals.
Summer season brings me in the mood to use bright and eye-catching nail polishes and I'd like to share with you my most used nail polish colors this year.
There's no summer season without an eye-catching pink shade. This jazzy, energic color gives me this lively mood and it pimps every outfit, less appropriate for more serious events, but perfect for a fresh and trendy summer look. My fave is from Maybelline New York the color 'Pink Volt' (190).
A creamy, shimmery and gentle pink is indispensable in my summer must-have choice. The 'Flamingo Pink' (170) shade from Maybelline New York seems so elegant and chic giving the nails a quite romantic look. It's a refreshing color being also suitable for more festive occasions.
Gentle nude shades complete every season. In summertime I prefer a shimmery shade, highlighting my manicure but being also classically beautiful. The Manhattan M Collection 'Mc Dreamy' (004) shade is my most favorite in the nude class.
It has taken a long time until I've found the perfect summer-blue-shade for me and finally, I found it from Astor Fashion Studio 'River by Night' (291). The color reminds me at mild warm evenings, going by ship along a river, surrounded by romantic city lights while enjoying life.
A fresh, light green shade is also indispensable for me and here I go with the Maybelline New York 'Lime it Up' (660). Didn't I just say at the beginning that I love having a picnic? That's exactly the mood I get in choosing this color - having a beautiful, relaxed time with lovely people.
Glitter Pimps it up
No season without a glitter top coat! When I'm not in the mood to apply a glitter top coat on every finger nail, I only apply it on one or two fingers at each hand. In my opinion this gives your manicure a good and creative variation. The top coat 'Kitch Me If You Can' from Catrice is not only my choice in summer - this glitter top coat is an allrounder!
My manicure tip:
I use a cuticle cream before I apply the nail polish and I let it soak in up to half an hour. This nourishes the cuticle and makes it smooth and free from roughness. Usually, I apply two layers of nail polish and I finish using a top coat. That makes the nail polish last longer before it starts to chip off the nails. After applying the top coat, I make sure to wait minimum half a hour again to be sure that the layers are dry.
Seems like a lot of time, doesn't it? Don't worry, you don't have to sit there waiting for a hour and being bored. ;-) Combine your manicure / pedicure for example while watching a movie - this will safe a lot of time! :-)
I'm constantly varying my manicure / pedicure nail polishes and love experimenting with different color combinations.
By the way, every of the mentioned nail polishes lasts up to a week and they are all easy to apply. The 'Mc Dreamy' and the 'River By Night' shades need the longest to dry but that's a thing you can handle once you know it.
I love to read your faves in the comments!