Must Haves Summer Lacquer + Nail Art Favorites

Summer calls for bright, glittery, and colorful manis and pedis. I have especially been adoring three special shades:

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FACE Stockholm has over 100 nail polish shades. That is a TON for a company that does not specializes in polish. My summer favorites from FACE Stockholm are #47 and #98. They both scream SUMMER! #98 (left) is a beautiful orange shimmer- I believe the base coat is orange and the shimmer is gold. #47 (right) is a gorgeous, mouth watering, deep watermelon pink! It almost looks red once applied.


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There is no need to explain the importance of Essie nail lacquer in the polish world. Essie comes out with beautiful, innovative colors each season that highlights trends. A huge trend this summer is cobalt blue polish! Yes – the dark, rich, creamy, deep blue. I absolutely adore this light cobalt called strut your stuff. It is the perfect showstopper without being to unusual.


And as promised, here are my favorite nail art and nail shades from various social media accounts:

P.S. – I have discovered a NEW nail love on Instagram – @nailjob. Her work is beyond fabulous. I love the glitter looks and clear polish designs.

Nail Trend Summer Favorites

Nail polish is a beautiful thing. I love all the colors, glitter, designs, shapes… there is just endless possibility! It makes it easy to show off your personality without being too overwhelming.

Below is an array of nail art I have been adoring all month on Instagram from various sources that range from flowers, nail wraps, glitter, and even fruit! What do you think of them?

Timely Social Media

There have been many holidays over the past few months from Easter to Earth Day! I wanted to post my favorite timely, newsworthy social media from various companies to showcase the factors of an intriguing holiday post. Discover now!

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Easter is a great holiday to incorporate branding with universal holiday themes. The #lily5x5 includes a vibrant Easter egg hunt in a watercolor medium. Lilly Pulitzer is known for their watercolor prints! Another example is Vineyard Vines since they attached Easter bunny ears to their logo and mascot, the pink whale! Vineyard Vines always makes their whale festive for various holidays! It is a unique and adorable branding idea. LUSH Cosmetics also posted a cute graphic featuring a product and an adorable pun (“Happy Easter from everybunny at LUSH”)!

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Earth Day was a great opportunity for companies to showcase their commitment and passion for our planet. The @nailitmag Instagram account featured an Earth Day Nail Polish Exchange from Zoya. One could switch out their old polishes (bottle and all) for new ones. This is a great technique from Zoya to encourage reusing glass and disposing of lacquer properly. Go #ZoyaEarthDay! Lilly Pulitzer created another #lilly5x5 that reveals their love for Earth! Making the turtle shell a replica of Earth was a phenomenal idea!

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For those in the United States and maybe even around the world, you probably heard about the bombings from last year during the Boston Marathon. The city of Boston replied positively and strongly from this event by creating the idea of #BostonStrong. Vineyard Vines (a Northeastern company) created a campaign that highlighted their love for Boston with Wicked Strong merchandise. This was a fantastic move since it involved community relations and probably increased brand loyalty.

Valentine’s Social Media – Nail Art

So this blog post is more for my nail polish followers. With the upcoming and passing of Valentine’s day, Instagram accounts have been filled with Valentine nail art pictures and colors! Pink and red and all the other colors surrounding Valentine’s Day make for beautiful polishes. Here are three of my favorite nail art love trends:

Post #1: This is an Instagram post from @shopncla. ncLA is an awesome nail polish company based out of Los Angeles, California. There polishes last a while and make for a great manicure! This particular post was a repost from @faustgil who is wearing ncLA’s limited edition Valentine’s nail lacquer, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not! This polish is a beautiful cherry red with various glitter colors in it.

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Post #2: Unlike the first post, this one is from @nailitmag. Na!l It Magazine is a great read for any nail polish or nail art lover! They have wonderful articles about new polish trends and polishes. This is a lovely Valentine’s manicure! I love the nail that is nude with the colorful dots on the edges. Also really like the mini white hearts! Great nail art design! This is a repost from @twentysicnails! They say these are #birthdaynails in the caption but I also think these are a great take on Valentine Day nails!

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Post #3: This is another great nail design repost from @nailitmag. I love the silver background with the colorful candy hearts! They even have different sayings on them like love, be mine, u r hot. If I was talented enough, I would try to attempt this nail art design!

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Have you attempted any crazy nail art for Valentine’s Day?! Please share below 🙂

Ohh and just for kicks… Are there any Tory Burch fans out there? This is a great social media post of their valentine’s fabric design, Straight from the Heart:

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Nail Trends From Instagram

Hello! So this post is for all of my nail lovers. I wanted to talk about some of my favorite nail art designs that I have seen on a few different Instagram accounts. Here we go!

Post #1: This post is from nailitmag. I love this design! I think it was meant for New Years Eve… but I think this is an awesome nail art design for all year round (especially during the winter months). But you also can switch up the colors and change it for any season!

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Post #2: This post is also from nailitmag. I love love this detailed nail art design! It definitely is one for winter… but I am positive you can make it a tree full of blossoms for the spring! Or green leaves for the summer! Or fall leaves for the fall! Hahah so this can be tailored. But I love this design… good job @christabellnails! Love this.

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Post #3: This is yet again another post from nailitmag. I love the colors of this winter wonderland design! The purple-eggplant color looks phenomenal with the white snowflakes. I also like the ombre design on the nails.

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Post #4: This is also from nailitmag’s Instagram. So this one is a valentine style nail art! I love the shade of the light blue with the dark red heart one a single finger and the cuticle design with the mini silver gemstones! Great take on Valentine’s Day!

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Post #5: This is also from nailitmag. I LOVE this design aspect. It is awesome that they focused on negative space with different green designs on each nail. This is an awesome take on nail art! Really looking forward to making this my own!

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Post #6: This is the last post from nailitmag! This design is supposed to represent the Golden Globes! Negative space is also present in this design. I love the mini daisies on each nail with a colored tip! Another great take on the negative space trend!

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I hope y’all enjoy this post! It is kind of cool to see the new trends and nail art that nail fanatics are doing! What nail trend have you done lately?!