Happy September! Im so happy that we're one month closer to fall! Because im seriously sick of the nasty weather, triple digits and humidity is not for me! Summer in Southern California starts off fantastic with pool parties and day trips to the beach, and then it turns into a nightmare with thunder storms, flashfloods, and wildfires. We've got it rougher than you think!
Anyways, I thought giving a nod to my favorite summer nail colors would be a nice way to say good-bye to the season.
Essie - Enuf is Enuf
'Enuf is Enuf' is my idea of the perfect summer red. Sometimes it's kind of pink and sometimes it's kind of orange, so I say it's a corally red. It's very bright and poppy and a little more interesting than classic red, but it's still just as versatile!
OPI - Bright Lights Big Color
This is one of those polishes you (or maybe just me?) buy for the "bottle appeal". In the bottle it has that 'is it pink or is it orange' kinda thing going on and then there's a gold frost shot through it. Unfortunately not as mesmerizing on the nails but it's still super fun and neon.
Essie - Cute as a Button
This one really is a 'cute' type of color. Im not usually into pink but for me the slight corally-ness saves this one. It's still cute and girly but it's not like Barbie pink. Im still on the fence, but it's warm under-tone is definitely more flattering on my skin.
L'Oreal Tangerine Crush
This one is my current favorite, It's my perfect coral. It's a true coral I think, everything I tried before this was too orange or too pink and I think this one is just right. Judging by the bottle I thought it'd be a neon color, it looks very loud and vibrant. But on the nails it's calmer and I like that. You could say it's a more orange version of Essie 'Cute as a Button'.
Essie - Shine of the Times
* Sorry for the bad photo quality of this one, it's a difficult glitter to photograph especially on a cloudy day. Better photo here. The swatch below is Essie 'Shine of the Times' over Essie 'Cute as a Button'.
This is lumped together with my favorite corals because the glitter reflects very orangey. Making it my top choice of glitter to put over coral polish. I just haven't found any other color I like this over (I'll admit to not trying that hard). Shine of the times is holographic glitter flakes in a clear top coat, for the most part it just gives nails a golden sheen.