Spring Summer 2012 Nail Polish Collections ~ my faves

Yes I know this is a nail polish post and this is kind of related…

Butter London gets Lippy

Image - Butter London Facebook

I was excited to discover that Butter London has introduced a range of lipglosses to match some of their best nail polishes and had to share. Currrently available at Butter London and Ulta, Musings of a Muse has some swatches of these lipglosses, which look beautifully pigmented.  I’m not normally in the habit of matching nails and lips and wouldn’t necessarily pair them as suggested, but I wouldn’t kick any of these out of my makeup bag and would happily mix & match!


Butter London Spring 2012 Nail Colours 


L to R: Disco Biscuit, Bossy Boots, Slapper, Trout Pout, Knackered

I’m bursting to try these, in particular Knackered, the mermaidy colour on the right.


YSL Duo Vernis No 8

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I fell in love with these two shades when I saw them swatched by my friend Alice on Super Gorgeous blog. To me they are the perfect shade of orange and pink, particularly the orange. I think these shades would look amazing with a tan!


Chanel May and June

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The Chanel colours aren’t a whole lot different from the YSL, though slightly softer and more pastel toned. If only they weren’t £17.50 each…


Models Own new Beetlejuice 2012


L to R: Copper Pot, Tropical Sun, Indian Ocean

While I think all of these look striking in their own right, the one I most want to try is Indian Ocean, another mermaidy shade (I’ve always had a penchant for mermaids!). These are out on Monday 19th March 2012 and will cost £5 from Boots or modelsownit.  I’m also rather taken by the look of the Models Own Nail Art pens - have any of you tried them or would you recommend any others?


Nubar Jellybean Collection

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L to R: Blue Raspberry, Lemon, Strawberry

I adore Nubar and adore Jellybeans - and while I love the idea of this collection, I can’t help thinking that its creators could have had a touch more fun with it.  The colours could have had a little more oomph and some of them are just a little too ordinary for my liking…. but pretty nonetheless.  There are 8 colours in the collection and the above 3 are my favourites - all are available at Beauty Bay for a reasonable £5.50 each.

What are your favourite new Spring Summer nail colours - have I missed any spectacular ones?

Thanks for reading, Nic x

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