If you caught my haul post earlier last week you'll see that I did a bit of a stint on the Nails Inc website in search of some brighter shades for Spring/Summer. There were a couple of shades I'd had my eye on but I decided to do the pick'n'mix 3 for £22 deal and opted for a third too. I'd originally wanted Holland Park as well (neon purple) but, to my dismay, it was out of stock so I must search on for that one. BUT I did pick up these little beauts.....
I'd been after Kensington Park Road for quite a while but, as with Holland Park, it is often out of stock when I go in search of it. Luckily I caught it this time. It's a neon blue, although it's quite a greenish kind of blue. If I were to think of a dupe I'd probably say Barry M Cyan blue (but darker) or OPI Did It On Em from the Nicki Minaj collection (but less green).
I guess Floral Street isn't so much neon but it is a bright, brilliant white. I wanted it as a base shade for glitters and confetti topcoats and suchlike. Not really much else to say about a white nail polish really is there, but it's something that everyone should have in their nail polish stash in my opinion. And now I have one.
Notting Hill Gate was the shade I went for on a whim in absence of the purple I was pining for. It's a bright neon pink which actually appears more muted on the nails than it does in the bottle. I'd describe it as a very bright raspberry pink, which I think I actually prefer to a full-on fleuro neon. It's so pretty!! I can't wait to try a cling film mani with this on top of another shade... Maybe even with Floral Street or Kensington Park Road. Watch out for it in future Monday Mani posts!!
These shades are sooooo pretty for summer. I can't wait to play around with them and team them with glitters and other shades. They're also stunning on their own as a bold, colour blocked statement mani. The neons do take a two or three coats to go opaque on me. For some reason the tips of my nails are MEGA white at the moment and shine through like a beacon. I guess that's testament to OPI Nail Envy though. My nails are virtually indestructible at the moment!
So now I have both my pastels AND my brights for summer! Although I suspect that I may accumulate more before the season is out.... Every time I do a Nails Inc order I end up putting even more polishes on my wishlist than I actually BUY!
Check out the pick'n'mix at nailsinc.com! You can go for 3,4,5 or even 10 polishes at a great multibuy price.
What are your go-to summer manicure shades?? Do you love bright, pastel or a combination or both?? What are your favourite nail polish brands??