Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nail love

Hi guys,

So summer is fast approaching and I am loving all of the bright colours this year!

If you know me, you'll know that one thing I can't live without is having my nails done! I've had my nails consistently done for the last 5 years and I just couldn't imagine having bare nails (or toes).

A couple of years ago I started having gel polish as it lasts so much longer and is less likely to chip, meaning my nails look fab 24/7! I also love the shine that you get from gel colours as the top coats are so glossy - it just adds the perfect finish.

SS17 is all about bright, vibrant colours and I've got to say, I am obsessed - the brighter the better! I particularly love the colourful nail colours this year.

Here are 10 of my favourite Shellac colours...

#1

Electric Orange





I'm definitely an orange/red gal. I love red nails so much - they're perfect all year round.

This orangey-red shade is insane. If you're after a vibrant colour, this is your pick! This shade will contrast with so many summer colours - blues, whites and so on - in such a striking way. I will definitely be picking an orangey-red shade for one of my summer nail looks!


#2

Honey Darlin'


Yellow is my ultimate favourite colour - it is just beaut.

This shade is absolute perfection. I love that it isn't too bright a yellow as it isn't too in your face - it is a subtle but lovely shade that is perfect for SS17.

If you're going to choose a yellow shade, I would keep it simple and just have the colour rather than adding any extras e.g. diamantes/glitter. The colour is striking enough itself! If I was going to choose this colour, I would opt for a rounded/pointed nail that is a short to medium length. I personally think a long nail would take away from the colour itself and with this shade, the colour is everything.


#3

Cream Puff

White nails aren't for everyone - they've got to be your cup of tea. I think with the right shape nail, white can look quite sophisticated. 

I love this shade as it is more of a pearlescent white so it adds to the sophisticated vibe and moves away from the potential 'tippex' nails look. With a shiny top coat, you can't go wrong with this colour!

Note: be especially careful with tan/sun oils as they can discolour the white quite quickly.


#4

Be Demure


Baby pinks always look so classy and feminine - they are my go to (other than a nice nude).

Be Demure is such a pretty, girly shade and is sure to stand out. Add a touch of glitter around the cuticle to add a little 'extra' to the look.


#5

Hotski to Tchotchke



This colour is so different which is why I love it so much. It is so bright and vibrant which makes it perfect for the summer months - especially seen as SS17 fashion is bringing back extra bright colours.

This would look fab on both long or short nails. If you're feeling adventurous, this is definitely a potential shade this summer!


#6

Beckoning Begonia

Lilac has got to be one of my favourite shades this summer. It is just such a pretty colour and is especially perfect for the spring/summer months. It will compliment the floral designs this year perfectly.

This colour looks amazing with oval/pointed nails and will definitely be one of my picks over the next few months!


#7

Future Fuchsia


Pink to make the boys wink! I think that during the winter months this type of colour can look a bit much (my personal opinion) but during the summer, bright shades are perfect. 

Future Fuchsia would look amazing on both nails and toes and is an ideal shade for holidays!


#8

Creekside


Ice blue shades are amaaazing all year round but I am crushing over this colour for a summer shade.

Light blue nails are doing it for me at the minute - they just look so striking and eye catching. They really do stand out! I'm so glad I took the risk (for boring old me) and chose a blue as I can't get enough of it!!


#9

Blue Eyeshadow


Although this shade isn't as pastelly (that isn't a word but we'll go with it) as the other shades, it is definitely an adventurous colour. I have only ever had a bright blue once and although I loved it, I've got to say it is a bit too adventurous for me to have on the regular - bore, I know.

If you're feeling a change this Spring/Summer, this colour is a must!


#10

Dandelion


I absolutely adore this shade. It is the perfect mix between orange and yellow and is still quite a subtle shade for anyone not wanting to go too out there.

I think that this would look amazing for your summer holidays and would complement both nails and toes. Love, love, love!

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I hope you've enjoyed reading and I hope you're now feeling these bright, vibrant shades as much as me. I would love to see pictures if you get any of these shades this summer!

Love,


I do not own any of the above images. All images are from the Shellac CND website.
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