5.01.2014

Top Summer Shades!

Good ole month of MAY...this girl is so happy you are {finally} here! 

May is my favorite favorite favorite month out of the year and just so happens to be my birthday month (the 25th!) too, but that's not really the main reason why. Promise! I mean, it's the start of the most gorgeous summer weather, the pools open, and Memorial Day weekend there is always something fun happening. All wonderful things in my book! I'm pretty sure this year will be no different...

It always means prime mani + pedi time, too. For me this means actually keeping up with getting pedicures and bright, bold polish on my hands! In fact, you'll rarely see me in a light shade in the summer...it just doesn't happen. I tend to reach for the shades that are fun and makes a statement!

I've rounded up a list of all of my tried and true favorites for summer that you simply can't go wrong rockin' this summer!

Top Summer Shades



+Essie - Romper Room (actually in the spring collection but had to include it for those who love the light shades..it's gorgeous on!)
+Essie - Chastity (this one is much more pretty than the picture shows. It pulls shades of purple and is so pretty in the sun!)
+China Glaze - Neon and On and On (looking for an awesome pink neon? this is it! currently on my toes in the picture below)
+Essie - Haute as Hello
+OPI - Cajun Shrimp (oldie but is a safe pick)
+Deborah Lippmann - Manic
+Essie - Mint Candy Apple (this is actually more blue than pictured-probably my fav right now!)
+Deborah Lippmann - Brilliant Aqua
+Essie - Butler Please (still obsessed with this one from wearing it all the time last year)

And here are some pictures of me wearing some of these colors so that you get a better idea of how they look on...



To my fellow nail polish lovers (I know you're out there!)...

What are your favorite summer shades?! I love finding new ones to add to the never.ending.collection...

16 comments :

  1. Oh, I love wearing bright colors in the summer, especially the coral-y shades! Right now I have Essie's California Coral on my nails :)

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    1. Me too! I always go for corals! I need to look that one up :)

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  2. Pink on my fingers and coral on my toes are my favorite for summer. I'm hoping to pull of the light blue - but I dont think I'm tan enough!!

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    1. Love that combo! light blue looks good on so many people, tan or not! tan does make it pop more but I still think you could pull it off!

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  3. Essie's Splash of Grenadine is going to be my color all summer long!

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    1. I just looked this up and LOVE it...thank you for sharing!!

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  4. Hi Katie--
    Lovin all those colors! I think you should do a tutorial on how you do nails. They always look so good! Do you use shellac or a really good topcoat! Spill it!

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  5. I'm loving pastels this season. If only I had the time to keep up with my nails!!! I'm lucky if I get my toe nails done once a month!

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  6. My mom just gave me a really cute purple shade that will be SO perfect for summer, I can't wait to use it! :) Happy Bday Month!!

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  7. I LOVE Essie Butler Please! I always recommend it to everyone and right now my friends are having a hard time finding it! Which is such a shame because I love the way it looks on people! My sister also told me to tell you that she's in love with the China Glaze neon and she's glad it made your list, hah!

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  8. OPI Shorts Story is my jam lately! I need to pick up some of these as well!

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  9. Love these summer shades! Cajun shrimp is still one of my go to's as well! I may have to get that neon pink. It looks good on your toes!!

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  10. I am in love with Cajun and it is currently on my toes. I also really like almost any Essie polish; I just recently purchased Splash of Grenadine.
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  11. I bought Sally Hansen Coral Reef last weekend and think it is super pretty! I love the Essie colors but have such a time getting them on evenly. I wish I could have Essie colors with an OPI brush ;)

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