Remember the vaguely sunny bank holiday we had a few weeks ago? Sort of? Well it totally got me in the mood for some bright polishes, I just need a proper tan tan now! I popped in to Boots and bought Bubblegum from the Models Own Ice Neon Collection and Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Satsuma to satisfy my cravings.
Bubblegum is a bright pink polish that I personally think leans a little towards coral. It's easy to apply, has a good consistency, dries quickly and lasts well on the nail. It dries slightly leaning towards a matte/satin finish so I usually add a coat of Seche Vite over the top to gloss it up. I've been keeping this in the fridge, which sounds weird but apparently it keeps the neon looking bright for longer so I'm blindly following this advice.
I've had loads of compliments on this colour and I just keep repainting them with this. I love it, it really has become my colour of choice at the moment! It's bright but not too in your face or like you coloured your nails in with a highlighter (did anyone else do this at school too?). I think it will look amazing on toes with a tan too.
I've seen a lot of hype about the Barry M Gelly polishes so I went for Satsuma, a medium orange with a high shine. Kind of wish I'd got the lighter orange though. Again, this applies well but dries with a high gloss finish on its own. I do like this polish and it's bright, juicy finish but I don't feel like it's hugely unique. Again I think it will look ace on fingers and toes with a tan.
Both of these polishes are available from from Boots.com*. What are your favourite summer polishes, are there any other colours I need to keep my nails summer ready?