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top 5 summer nail polishes 

Nail polish, along with gloss and colorful eyeshadow, was among the first products I played with when I first ventured into the world of beauty. There’s something oddly therapeutic about painting your nails, and despite my wonky hand-eye coordination, I enjoy the process.

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

So, once summer, and more importantly, sandal-season is upon us, out come the bright and colorful nail polishes! Here are 5 of my current favourites, along with swatches and a brief review for each:

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

Smith & Cult Psycho Candy

  • Bright & fun coral, perfect for summer
  • Quite possibly the most beautiful nail polish bottle I have ever seen, the packaging is simply gorgeous
  • Brush is ok and does the job, but it’s a bit small and narrow for my preference (I prefer a wide brush by a long shot since I find it easier to work with)
  • Formula needs 2 coats (semi opaque otherwise), tends to be a little watery/streaky, acceptable quality but could be better
  • Pricey, not entirely worth it because although the colour is stunning, the formula is not the best

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel Turquoise Block

  • A stunning colour I could wear for the rest of my life
  • Bold, energizing, totally gorgeous shade
  • Opaque in one coat, you could easily get away with one, but the colour is more intense and vibrant with two coats
  • Longest lasting formula out of all the nail polishes I have worn, even on me, whose nail polish tends to chip within 24 hrs
  • Dries quickly, no streakyness, applies smoothly and evenly = truly excellent formula
  • Brush is phenomenal, wider and slightly curved, makes application a breeze
  • Love love love it

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

Bourjois So Laque Glossy 10 Succes Azure

  • Lovely & uplifting sky blue shade, makes me feel like I’m on vacation
  • Looks great with a tan
  • Decent brush, although not as good as the other Bourjois line
  • Fully opaque in two coats, but the colour is not as intense as the other line, and you definitely need two coats since it’s a bit streaky and uneven otherwise
  • Takes longer to dry, and usually at least one nail ends up smudged 😛
  • Wish they had this colour in the other formula, since it’s a lovely shade of blue but the formula and brush are not as good/easy to apply as the 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in Turquoise Block

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

Yves Rocher 65 Bleu Aqua

  • Colour is lovely, softer than the brights but still summery
  • Not too pastel or too blue, very clean, fresh-looking and brightening
  • Nice wide brush, makes application easier
  • Opaque in two coats, applies very well, but definitely needs two coats because it can be a little streaky otherwise
  • Wide variety of shades & fairly priced, plus Yves Rocher usually has a lot of sales going on, so it’s worth it if you love playing with colour but don’t want to go totally broke 😛
  • Takes a long time to dry

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

Yves Rocher Tangerine Intense

  • Cute packaging, I find the cylindrical bottles appealing and not too clunky
  • Stunningly beautiful orangey red, I wore it like crazy last summer and this summer too, just can’t get enough of this vibrant and lively shade
  • Fully opaque in two coats, looks glossy and intense, good non-streaky formula
  • Nice wide brush that makes it easy to apply in 2-3 swipes
  • Good price, lots of sales going on and many different colours available
  • Takes a while to dry, best to use a fast-drying top coat so you don’t wait an eternity for your nails to dry

Top 5 Colorful Summer Nail Polishes

wrapping up

Thank you for coming by, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my 5 favourite summer nail polishes. Please let me know if you liked this bullet-list format for reviews, or if you prefer full sentences and proper paragraphs?

What are your favourite nail polishes for summer?

Take care & see you soon!

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