When faced with a rack of Topshop nail varnishes I simply don't know where to start. Their collection has such a beautiful and wide variety of colours that I go dizzy with excitement! As (unfortunately) buying every colour is slightly out of the question, I've chosen a couple of contrasting colours, both of which I think create lovely, summery nails.
This is a peachy perfect, summer delight of a nail polish. My friends bought me this along with some other Topshop treats for my birthday back in February. Although I had tried it on, I hadn't worn it properly because I felt that it needed some sunshine and a tan to bring out it's full potential. Now that the sun has joined us (the tan's still slightly lacking), I thought that I'd give it a go and I'm so happy with the result. In the bottle it looks like a pretty-in-pink kind of a nail varnish (and it looks totally different on the website all together), but don't let it fool you. After a few coats it brightens up and is much more like a neon pop than a pretty pastel. Topshop's varnishes also have a lovely glossy finish to them, which means that if you're in a hurry and don't get a chance to put a clear coat over the top they still look really good, although of course it won't stay on as long that way. Ooh I can't wait to wear this on holiday!
This is not the usual pastel nail varnish that I would wear in the summer, but I think maybe that's why I love it so much (in fact I'm wearing it right now!) Rainy day is a very tricky colour to describe. On the Topshop website it's called 'fog grey', which I think is quite a nice description. In fact, it almost seems to change colour depending on what you wear it with, sometimes revealing hints of blue, at other times appearing quite purple and occasionally seeming very grey. The best thing is that it has a very soft, pastel feel to it, which makes it a great twist on the typical 'pastel nails' trend. I've been wearing it with really summery outfits, such as my new Urban Outfitters dress (see my last post), but it's also a great option for those who want to do summer without getting too 'bright', or for those who simply want something a bit different.
What do you think of my summer choices? Do you prefer to go bright and colourful when the sun shows his face or would you rather keep it subtle?