Monday, 18 June 2012

Pastels and Brights




Coral and Tangerine have shown as quite similar in these photos, in actual fact Coral is a lot more pinky, and Tangerine is a true bright orange!
Lemon Ice Cream is a lot paler in real life than it looks above, sorry for the misleading photo!
It's that time of year when we like to revamp our nails. Winter's darker shades take a back seat and leave it to Summer's brights to bring the party! I've written before that Barry M is my favourite brand of 'affordable' nail polish because, despite the long-ish drying time, the range of colours is amazing - 69 shades! Without counting I'd say I have around 20 Barry M polishes, and can't recommend them enough! With a wide range of both pastel and bright colours, Barry M have done really well to include shades that will appeal to everyone. I have chosen a selection of seven colours that I will be wearing this summer and taking away with me next month!
It seems like some people have had trouble trying to find Peach Melba, with many outlets being sold out. As you can see from my usage, I bought this shade a while ago (I want to say last year?) so thankfully I didn't have that problem.
Of course there are many more summer colours to choose from, and I seriously recommend you get your mitts on some if you haven't already because with the weather we're having at the moment any attempt to brighten it up is welcome. (And necessary!) I can see myself going crazy and wearing all the pastel shades at once, one on each nail along with Eyeko's Rain Polish - a pastel blue! 


What colours are you wearing on your nails at the moment? Are you more of a bright or pastel kinda gal?

Evie x

18 comments:

  1. Barry M really do the best nail polishes! My ones last at LEAST a week without signs of chipping :D

    Really into the whole ombre nails with pinks for the summer time.

    lets-kiss-and-make-up.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. They are such good value for money! if i use a top coat mine last for a similar length of time, love them! xo

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  2. Yep, I'm one of those people dying to get my hands on Peach Melba but to no avail! :(

    Alice

    http://SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Good luck! i hope you manage to find it! maybe try online? xo

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  3. great polishes! I especially like tangerine. reminds me of a sunset in the summer.
    -Hayley

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    1. it's a really nice colour! i tend to build up 3 coats to get a really intense orange! xo

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  4. Wow all these polishes look beautiful, especially Berry. I love purple polishes, I may pick this up the next time I'm in Boots xxx

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    1. I have berry ice cream on my nails now! i love it! xo

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  5. I missing a mint green in my collection! I love the Barry M one though :)
    LaceyLoves

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    1. it's lovely! takes a few layers to build up a decent colour but it's so worth it! xo

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  6. just found your blog and love your aesthetic!

    and hey guess what! i just started a new blog! i think i have some great ideas and i'd love if you could stop by and perhaps follow it, if you like!

    http://www.annacbie.com/

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    1. thank you very much! i'll definitely have a look! xo

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  7. I normally love brights but I think I'm going to wear more pastels this summer! xxx

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    1. mmm i'm loving pastels at the moment! going summer shopping this weekend and am definitely going to try and incorporate some into my wardrobe! xo

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  8. I am really into my nails at the moment too - I've bought so many pretty colours recently and just haven't used them because my nails are all rubbish and broken! But now I'm trying to recover them with OPI nail envy. Love the colours you've chosen - so summery! Especially the Peach Melba and the Mint green x

    http://just-a-thought-natalie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. i had the same problem at one point, they'd got a kind of yellow tint from months of polish without a break! good luck with the recovery! thank you, yeah they're gorgeous shades! xo

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