Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Summer Nailpolish Edit.

*This post contains PR Samples.
Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones 
During the last few months, I went through a bit of a 'nail polish detox'. I barely painted my nails and really focused on giving them the right care. However, recently I found myself craving some beautiful neutral nail polish shades. So, of course, I had to go on a little shopping spree and repurchase some of my old faves and discover some new shades to add to my collection. 

Today I want to share with you my go-to summer nail polish shades. And before anyone asks, yes: very obviously Essie is my fave brand when it comes to polishes and I almost never pick up a different brand. But please let me know if you have another brand suggestion I should try out in the future!

Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones

Summer Flatlay with different Essie Nailpolishes in Nude and black tones

If I could only wear one nail polish for the rest of my life it would be Essie "topless and barefoot". For me, it really is the most perfect pinky nude. The pigmentation is on point, so I could get away with just one coat if I wanted to. All in all, I can't think of a better nude for me.
Essie Topless and Barefoot Nailpolish

"Lady like" is another shade that I wear quite often, just not as much as "topless and barefoot". It definitely is a darker nude with a bit more of a lavender/lilac undertone to it. Again, I love how opaque the colour is, two coats should be fine with this one. 
Essie Lady Like Nailpolish

Essie "ballet slippers" is a less opaque, but just as beautiful nude with a more white-ish undertone than the rest of my collection. I love to use it on my toenails and sometimes on my fingernails. One coat gives you a polished but natural look, as you still can see your natural tips shining through. If you want a more opaque look, you should go for three coats. 
Essie Ballet Slippers Nailpolish

I know, Essie "licorice" really stands out next to my nude collection. But what can I say, sometimes I just want to go for a classic and dramatic black. Especially in the summer I just love black nails. For some reason, black polishes don't want to last very well on me. But again, Essie really solved that problem for me and this polish lasts 4 to 5 days on my nails without any chipping. YAY. 
Essie Licorice Nailpolish

What are your fave nail polish shades in the summer? 

x Lisa
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32 comments

  1. I have never actually tried Essie but I really want to! I always stick to white and pale yellow in the summer!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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    1. White is also a great option x

      x Lisa

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  2. Ballet slippers is one of my all time favourite Essies! xx

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    1. It's such a classic for a reason I guess :)

      x Lisa

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  3. I'm all about the basics and the neutrals are the way to go for summer!

    https://www.mariannyc.com/what-to-do-with-feelings-of-emptiness/

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  4. These shades are super pretty! Love the pinks

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  5. These are all so pretty. Ballet Slippers is one of my favourites, it's so delicate and feminine and just perfect for any season and occasion xo

    Makeup Muddle

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  6. I really love these shades!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

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    1. YAY so glas you like them Jennifer x

      x Lisa

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  7. I absolutely love Essie nail polishes, they're definitely my favourite too! I really think I need to invest in that black shade too!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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  8. Light shades are my favourite during the summer!! I used an essie white shade for my toes this year, and I'm obsessed xx

    brineandbooks.com

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  9. Those shades are very chic! I love Essie nail polishes, they have such a great quality!

    Have a great start of the week!

    Andrea

    Seize your Style

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  10. I feel like Ballet Slippers will always be one of my most worn nail polishes!

    Danielle
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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    1. So true, everyone seems to love it :)

      x Lisa

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  11. I really love the Essie Lady Like color!! That is totally my vibe right now. These are overall really great colours!

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  12. These are beautiful, love! I bought Ballet Slippers right before lockdown, but like you, decided to give my nails a break. I think I'll give myself a pedicure with this color soon. I love the other colors you shared too! I haven't worn black polish in AGES though!

    She Sweats Diamonds 

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  13. Gorg colors!! I like topless + barefoot the most!
    For summer I've been a fan of neon colors. Currently wearing 'good vibes' from LA Girl.

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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  14. Gorg colors!! I like topless + barefoot the most!
    For summer I've been a fan of neon colors. Currently wearing 'good vibes' from LA Girl.

    Des | https://www.itsbetterinheels.com

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  15. These nudes are just perfect! for anytime of the year. I hope you are doing well : ) xo

    http://www.juanitalikes.com/

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    1. Thank you lovely! I am, hope you are well too!

      x Lisa

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  16. The colours are really nice and kind of subtle too!
    I like them. Thanks for sharing!
    Laila
    www.lailanblog.blogspot.co.uk

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Thank you! xx