Summer Polish Picks

Monday, 10 July 2017

There's pretty much only one beauty related topic that I've never discussed here, and that's nail polish! Hence why, today, I'm going to give you a fairly short one on my Summer polish picks!

During the Summer months, as my outfits change to adapt to the new found sunshine, so does my nail polish - I'm a strong believer in seasonal colours, and my summer ones are completely different to those I sport during that frosty period we call "Winter" (not going to lie, I love the cold). 

Want to know exactly which shades you NEED to make your fingers and toes pop this Summer? Keep reading to find out!



THAT CREAMY, COOL-TONED BROWN
For me, summer isn't summer without this stunning brown from Active Cosmetics. Despite being lighter than my skintone, it doesn't wash me out and looks gorgeous in natural light.


THAT VAMPY BLACKCURRANT PURPLE

As you guys know, I'm a stickler for a dark, gothic lipstick, as they make the lips stand out that little bit more. Similarly, I happen to share that fetish when it comes to varnishes too and this one by Maybelline certainly delivers, giving you a beautiful pop of colour!


THAT WATERMELON RED

Red is my all time favourite colour due to its real symbolism and boldness - whenever you wear red, you scream "confident". So I decided to see if that confidence was transferrable from outfit to polish and, let's just say that the results were fairly positive. My nails look amazing with this vivid lacquer from Nailmatic, and so will yours. 


THAT RICH WINE BURGUNDY

I definitely feel like the colour burgundy has become much more popular of late and, in my opinion, it's totally worth the hype as it's a very pretty tone. French Connection (one of my preferred brands in general) do a great quality burgundy polish - it's extremely opaque and goes with everything.


THAT BABY PINK

You didn't think I'd finish this post without some sort of pink, did you? If you did, you're crazy - pink is such a versatile hue and can be worn throughout the year! For summer though, I do admit, I definitely prefer a lighter shade so this baby pink by Active Cosmetics (Back at it again!) does the job. It literally looks like candyfloss on your nails and who in their right mind could resist that?

Now, being a nail varnish junkie has its perks (I have a lot of choice in which colour I'd like to wear each day) however, it also has some repercussions, one of those being storage. Yes, I'm sure you all know the struggle! 


Well, it used to be a struggle before I discovered this "Black Croc" nail polish roll* from the lovely Roo Beauty who specialise in quality storage solutions! I've been so obsessed with this lately because, not only is it visibly stunning (I've always adored the crocodile scale design) but it also hold 12 nail polishes, making it so useful and convenient for everyday storage and/or travelling. This nail polish roll is fabulous and FOR SURE coming everywhere with me from now on!



Thank you so much for reading my first nail polish oriented post (so glad to have finally done one!) and I really hope you enjoyed reading it and discovering all of the beautiful possibilities for adorning your nails for the next 2-3 months!


What was your favourite shade featured within today's post? How do you store your nail polishes?


Let me know in the comments section below along with any other feedback/questions you may have for me - I'm totally open to hearing what you guys think! Also, be sure to follow this blog on your way out for regular updates on when I'll be posting more juicy content just like this!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

24 comments:

  1. Wow. All of these colors are perfect for summers. I really like the pouch organizer for nail color bottles. Perfect. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks so much Khadija! x Yes, the polish roll has been my life saver for travelling and just storage in general! Such a fab idea! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. I'm in love with darker shades. That burgundy is totally calling my name, making me want to paint my nails. !! I also love baby pinks & neon colors.

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    1. Darker shades rule! They definitely stand out a lot more than lighter shades! x The burgundy from french connection is definitely a banger and looks stunning on! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  3. I love these shades so much, they're so stunning! I've been getting really into nail polish lately so I need to check these out!

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    1. That's great hun - I wasn't very into nail polish before this year to be honest, so we can go on the journey together haha! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I am loving the darker polishes . I'm such a nail polish junkie right now I'm rocking red by sally Hansen the new argan oil formula

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    1. Dark always rules for me when it comes to lips and nails! xx I'll definitely have to check that out - it sounds bold and up my street! And the addition of argan oil is even better! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. I love that bag carrier!!! How awesome is that! And that pink color is right up my alley! I've never heard of most of these brands, are they good?

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    1. SO agreed hun - the polish roll is absolutely bomb and will defo be coming with me travelling from now on! xx In terms of brands, french connection polishes are amazing, along with maybelline and nailmatic! Active cosmetics do some affordable polishes that need layering in order to really bring the colour out x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. marina i love the croc skin look of the case and i need it in my life for my varnishes! It looks so handy! Ell xxx

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    1. Trust me Ellie, It's changed my nail polish game! You'll love it! Thanks for reading hun! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. Burgundy is my favorite nail color! I love the storage pouch!

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    1. Mine too! And yes, it's so useful! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. I don't really paint my nails but when I do I go for something almost clear. I am searching for that perfect nude and that brown shade looks quite lovely xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Yes Sal - on a daily basis, I do go for a clear but now that it's summer, why not step up your game eh! xxx Yes, I love the brown myself! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. I also change my nail polish colours to match the season. I choose pastels and neons this time of year. My favourite one here is the watermelon red.
    I've got almost 1000 nail polishes (old nail blogger days!) so mine are in Helmer drawers from Ikea.

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    1. Neons are fabulous for summer, which is why I LOVE the bold red! xx That's a lot of polish Helen, I'm shook! Ah yes, lots of PR! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. As much as I love that bold bright watermelon red colour, I never really wear red polish :( that pink or the light brown colour though, they're much more my type x

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    1. Keeping it nude and understated is also very beautiful Becca so yes, the pink and the brown are stunning yet subtle and would suit you perfectly! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I am so surprised on your choices i would never go for a brown or a vamp purple on summer normally i reach for vibrant colours in the summer but i can definitely see you wearing these colour even in the summer. :)

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    1. Yess, you've got to live outside your comfort zone girl! A vibrant pink/red is always fab but why not keep it nude or go all out with a vampy purple? x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. A great selection of polishes here darling, especially that watermelon red.

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    1. Thanks gorge - yes, that's my fave! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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