More Summer Nail Polishes on Which to Splurge and Steal!

June 19th, 2013 By  |  9 Comments   

Deck the cabana with short shorts and sundresses,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
‘Tis the season for margaritas,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

Holy smokes, babe! It’s almost the official start of summer.

You know what we should do? Since we’re all a few miles apart, why don’t we, en lieu of a pool party and a ginormous pitcher of margaritas, don some festive, fun shades on our nails?

We’ll call it a virtual pool party, and we can set the tone with the six splurge- and steal-worthy limes, yellows and oranges in this post. :)

Are you ready?

Let’s make memories!

Luscious limes

SPLURGE: Essie Nail Polish in The More the Merrier ($8)

Essie’s creamy lime green in The More The Merrier puts a tart twist on tips and toes. This just-ripe avocado is like getting two colors in one, because sometimes it looks more yellow, and sometimes it looks more green, depending on the light. Either way, it’s delicious.

STEAL: This one has a great name, which I’ll get to lickety-split! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Lickety-Split Lime ($4)

This lime green dries so quickly, you could call it lickity-split! Actually, they do. They do call it Lickety-Split. :) The wide brush coats an entire nail in one stroke, and the quick-drying formula sets in less than five minutes, helping you get out the door on time.

Yummy yellows

SPLURGE: Zoya Nail Lacquer in Darcy ($8)

Zoya’s potently pigmented Darcy is so bright you’ll wanna wear shades.

STEAL: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Fierce N Tangy ($3)

This $3 stoplight yellow will either make you want to slow down or speed up (get it?), while its extra smooth formula paints your paws without streaking.

Outrageous oranges

SPLURGE: MAC Nail Lacquer in Morange ($16)

This fresh squeezed and deliciously deep orange polish dries to a shiny finish.

STEAL: Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis in Orange Oasis ($3)

Juicy! Covergirl’s Orange Oasis does for looks what Tang does for plain water (adds fun).

Oh, and the tiny bottle and brush are just so darned cute.

Gotta love minis. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


9 Comments + Add Comment

  • Perfect colors for early summer! I really love that rich golden yellow Darcy. I die!

  • Great post! I want that bright yellow from zoya!!

    • Hi Nadia,

      Thank you! That shade from Zoya is a show stopper, for sure.

      Happy (almost) summer. :)

  • Yay! Another splurge/steal post! I really like the colors you chose! I don’t usually paint my nails, but the toes will have a fun time with any of these colours! I want to try the Zoya, but yellow is hit or miss, sometimes. It looks good on you, Karen, so I could probably pull it off :)

  • I adore the oranges! I am searching for the right orange for my skin tone that doesn’t make me look scary. I haven’t discovered it yet,maybe I should give Covergirl a go.

  • What perfect colors for summer – so bright and cheerful! You’re right about Zoya Darcy. I was nearly blinded, just from the pic. :)

  • Love that orange! And the beach hat is perfect!

  • I’m loving these bright, fun colors. Perfect for a summer! All I need is a cool drink, a lounge chair by the pool and I’ll be set. :-)

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