Five Favorite Nail Polishes–Summer Edition

August 7, 2013

Hey Beauties!


If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know I LOVE nail polish! It’s like an addiction–I always get sucked into new nail polish displays.

If you asked me to pick one nail polish to wear for the rest of my life, I’d have a panic attack–there’s no way I could pick JUST ONE!!  


So I thought I’d do a post on the Top 5 polishes I’ve been reaching for this summer the most!







 *Rainbow Nails*




Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear | Mint Sorbet




This color makes me think of ICE CREAM–maybe it’s the name?!? Anyhow, I LOVE this color! It’s a creamy and applies well. You definitely need 2 coats, the first coat is a bit streaky. This is a nice, fresh color for spring and summer.

The Sally Hansen line has really become one of my favorites recently, the quality of the polishes is crazy good for the price–$2.99!!



Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear | Pinch of Punch




This picture does not do the color justice, it’s a great pastel-y, lavender-pink. As you can see, it’s really shiny…and I’m not wearing a base or top coat! I am only wearing one coat, and it looks amazing.

This color would look great on a lot of different skin tones.



Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear | Coral Reef




Coral has been a HOT trend this summer, so it was a MUST on the nails for me. I could not get the camera to focus on my nail…but the color pay off is great. As you can see, I kind of have an obsession with Sally Hansen. Before I forget to mention, the brushes are so neat! They are a bit thicker and more rounded, they fit the nail a whole lot better than the normal, average nail brush.



Essie | Meet Me At Sunset


Such a cute name right?! Essie has a ton of cute names for their polishes. They are more pricey ($7.99) but they are worth it! Most colors only need one coat and I am not kidding when I say that they don’t chip!! I can go about 5-6 days without any chipping–yes I do dishes and clean house.

This color is a great orange, great for summer, and even a great color for fall.



Essie | Watermelon


If you’re on the hunt for a hot pink, this is it! I am only wearing one coat in the picture above, as you can see, the color payoff is outstanding.

Actually, this is a great all-year long, type of color…it will look great any time of the year, and it looks great on many skin tones.



As you can see, I love Sally Hansen and Essie! Yes I do own many more brands, but I have found that these two in particular are much better long-wearing formulas.

I hope you ladies enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful! Until next time, have a great day!


xoxo, Lily






Daily Tidbits…


-I have a fresh coat of a brand new polish I just purchased, here’s a picture–can you take a guess on the brand?


-Can you see my burn mark in between my pinkie and ring finger? I burned myself with my curling wand!


-The wind just picked up out of nowhere…then again I live in West Texas—windy days are pretty normal around here.


-I’m having a “makeup free” day–I definitely encourage everyone to have a few days like these!




Disclaimer: I purchased all the products mentioned myself, they are all my own, honest reviews and opinions. These are all my own pictures. I did however, use the PicFrame app and the Beautiful Mess app to do some editing. 

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