It’s hot girl summer time! Yes I did just use that term. Cringey or not, I am super excited to get back to normal and for me that includes playing around with different nail polish colors! I love pastel polishes so summer time is my favorite for painting my nails. Today, I’m sharing with you my top summer 2021 nail polish picks!
OPI Infinite Shine – Movie Buff
Is there a nail polish brand more iconic than OPI? I am really loving how glossy the Infinite Shine formula is even before their top coat. Movie Buff is a very light pink with a slightly lilac tone. This is actually from their Spring 2021 Hollywood Vibes collection but I think it’s a perfect nail polish color for the summer time! This color brings out a tan and is classy for all occasions.
Revlon Ultra HD Snap!
I’m a big fan of Revlon makeup products but this is the first time I’m using a Revlon nail polish. The Ultra HD Snap is a new collection and features a quick drying polish that promises a 1 coat finish. I still used two coats but I was impressed by how smooth the colors looked after just one coat. I don’t recommend using just one coat because you’ll likely need to put on a thicker layer which dramatically increases drying time and the chance of smudging your nails before it fully dries!
016 Get Real is a pastel lavender blue. This is definitely the type of shades I gravitate towards during spring and summer. For a very neutral understated color, 018 Keep Cool is a great nail polish color for this summer.
Quo Flash Dry Nail Colour – Mellow
It is so hard to find a good yellow nail polish between the lack of pigmentation and streaking. But this nail polish might be my favorite yellow nail polish yet! The color is fully opaque with two coats and I love that it’s a muted pastel yellow. Quo is Shopper’s Drug Mart’s house beauty brand and the Flash Dry Nail Colour is a great formula! The polish has a slight fruity/sweet scent if you like something without the traditional fumes.
Essie – Pucker Up
I always found the square essie bottles so cute with the iconic white lid. The one thing I used to not like about essie is that their brush was so skinny and hard to control. But I’m super stoked to report that essie now has a thicker brush and it’s so easy to use for a streak free application! Normally, I don’t gravitate towards such bright colors like pucker up. However, this shade is super flattering and the slight silver duochrome makes it nostalgic but still trendy. I am shocked at how much I love this on my nails!
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