Essie Bikini So Teeny // OPI Steady as She Rose // Barry M Gelly in Huckleberry // Rimmel Breakfast in Bed // Models Own Peach Puff
Happy Easter, can you believe that the first bank holiday of the year is upon us? Now obviously as it's the first bank holiday sesh of the year and the fact that its derby day if you're in the North East, the pressing issue of the day is what colour to paint your nails to go with the outfit, which you still don't know what you're wearing. I thought for today's post I would share with you my go to top Spring/Easter nail polishes. First up is Essie's Bikini So Teeny which for me is more of a toe nail colour - however if you saw my original review (link) you will know that I wasn't a fan of this purely on the basis that it reminded me too much of Models Own Beth's Blue. On my fingers I'm still not 100% sure, but as for a toe nail colour - yes!
Next up is OPI's Steady as She Rose which will always have a special place as this is the colour I wore for Holly's wedding. I would say this is more of a dirty pinky purple shade and takes a good 2-3 coats for it to be fully opaque, however the colour pay off is nothing like any of the other 1001 nail polishes which I own. As this was limited edition, your best bet to find this would be on ebay and I've already reviewed this here. I was torn in whether to include the next polish - however if a polish is going to scream spring this would be it - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Huckleberry (review here). Like Steady as She Rose this is another colour which looks amazing, but requires a few coats for it to be fully opaque. This is a beaut of a colour, however in comparison to some of the other shades in the Gelly range, I need to emphasise how you need more than one coat. But just look at the colour though - some things are worth the work right?
If you saw my March Favourites post (link) you will have spotted me talking about Rimmel's 60 Second Polish in Breakfast in Bed, I think out of all the polishes I've mentioned this has to be my current favourite, a beaut of a pale mint green. Like I said in my favourites post, avoid a top coat if you're wearing this as it will really dull the colour. This also looks amazing on your toes - roll on sandal weather. Finally Models Own Peach Puff which I swiped from Judith and if you saw my original review of this (link) I said I was going to palm it back off onto her. Now this isn't the most easy of polishes to work with, however I've figured out how to make it work - my using a nail dehydrator before using. This prevents the polish from chipping and lasts more than a couple of hours.
Whilst looking for the reviews to link these up I've found a spring nails favourites from 2012 and two of the shades I've mentioned are still favourites three years later. Ignore the crappy layout and photos however if you fancy a look, you can see that post here. What are you favourite spring nail polishes?