But back to my reason for posting today...Top 10 Summer Hues for your nails! All of the colors listed below will accompany your summertime tan and make your nails fabulous for summer. And recently I saw something online saying that grooming your nails and wearing bright polish can in fact affect your mood and make you feel good. Sold!
Let's get to it...these are all HLNC APPROVED (meaning that we own all of the polishes below!)
Deborah Lippmann in Naked
Nudes are perfect any time of year. This one is clean, bare, beige and sheer. You may have seen Mendi "haul" this polish recently and since she purchased it she has fallen in love with this shade. It's the perfect nude and let me tell you that we have both tried lots of different nudes.
Essie Fifth Avenue
A stylish and creamy red-orange blend perfect for the the upcoming July 4th holiday (even though this color is great anytime of year). Perfect "firework" for you nails!
A gorgeous bright yellow for those who aren't intimidated to go all out - don't be scared! You know what they say, "Go bold or go home!"
Orly Rage (Foil FX Collection)
A metallic foil in a hot rose gold color - and you know how we feel at HLNC about rose gold - it can do no wrong!
Essie Mezmerised (Spring 2009 Collection)
A royal va-va blue that just screams SUMMER VACATION! And if you are feeling brave you could even use this blue as an accent nail with some glitter over it (like OPI's Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry Collection) to go with the Essie Fifth Avenue for the holidays. Just sayin'! This is one of Mendi's faves for summer!
OPI San Tan-Tonio (Texas Collection)
A "honey" of a ten-gallon tan and boy does this color compliment a tan...one of our FAVES and to think that we almost didn't try it...we would have missed out! Flattering on all skin-tones!
Butter London in Queen Vic
Stunning, elegant and classy. Red wine meets Cranberry. Fit for a Queen. We know this sounds a bit "Fallish" but the color is a gorgeous purple/magenta and Mendi loves it. Not only is it a Fit for a Queen but it's the perfect fit for redheads!
Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me
Clear with chunky and micro gold glitter - this is one of the "sexiest" polishes to use on your accent nail. It demands attention! I'm too sexy for my nails, too sexy for nails...oh dear lord now that song is stuck in my head!
China Glaze in Custom Kicks (2009 Kicks Collection)
A perfect teal color with a light gold shimmer - we love this color on our little piggies :-) It's bold and beautiful!
Barielle in Flirtini
A Flirtatious Fuchsia - this fabulously bright fuchsia pink is great for the summer. Paint your nails in Flirtini and then pour yourself a Flirtini! ("It tastes like PINK!" - If you guys watch Glee then I'm sure you get the reference.) Both the polish and the drink are a must-have to help cool you down this summer!
These are just our TOP 10 Summer Hues...we obviously could have picked so many more to add to the list. We hope you enjoy and please let us know what are your favorite summer hues. We'd love to try a new brand or shade, so keep the recs coming!