On My Nails | I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

Friday, 14 August 2015

(Bonus points to anyone who understands the reference in the title)

Blue and green nail polish shades

There's just something about these kind of shades in summer. Normally, I stick to nudes, very pale pinks, plums, black, grey, and the occasional postbox red, but as soon as the sun comes out everything across the blue-green spectrum suddenly becomes much more appealing. Sky blue, baby blue, mint green, turquoise... they just suit the season down to the ground (let's ignore the fact that it's cloudy most of the time, shall we?)

Barry M Textured Nail Paint in Atlantic Road: I love the contrast between the brightest, happiest of blues with the gritty, sand-like texture. I feel like this collection has been forgotten about, and in fact when I looked at the Barry M website it wasn't on there anymore. This is a shame, because textured nails look so cool and any old soul can paint them. The only negative is that it takes more effort than normal to remove.

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Huckleberry: Pretty baby blue. The Gelly nail paints can get a bit gloopy if you slap them on too thick, so it's best to be patient and apply this in thin layers. It'll pay off; the finish is perfectly glossy.

Models Own Fruit Pastel Nail Polish in Apple Pie: Normally I think scented beauty products are a bit of a gimmick, but I can see what Models Own were trying to with the Fruit Pastel Collection: mask the chemical nail polish smell. The apple pie scent of this one is very sweet, but also quite tangy  it reminds me of Haribo Tangfastics, actually. As for the nail polish itself? It's a lovely minty pastel shade that strikes an ideal balance between green and blue.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Green Berry: Weirdly, this is not as thick as Huckleberry, but I would still recommend applying it in the same way. I absolutely love this shade, and I think it's probably the most flattering of the bunch. One for the beach.

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Pole Position: I was so happy when I tried this for the first time because the brush is wider than your standard Barry M brush, which makes nail painting so much easier! This one dries a tad quicker than your average nail polish, and the pistachio shade is so pretty  it's green without being sickly.

What nail polish do you find yourself reaching for in summer?Which shade do you like best out of these? Let me know in the comments!

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