Had some free time so I went to a nearby park to shoot some photos! I never leave home without some nail polish – these are some of my favorites recently from Julep and Essie. I’m still trying to hold onto some summer colors because it is only August after all! Just wanted to share with you all. At the bottom of the post are some swatches; these colors are just too gorgeous.
Swatch time! I took these in my backyard about 10 am. There was plenty of sunlight but my yard is surrounded by taller buildings so I get a nice well-lit area with no glare! How did I get so lucky.
Payton is a kelly green. This is one of the best versions of this color – but be wary: the polish is a bit thick so be conscious of keeping your layers thin. (Recommended 3 very thin coats)
Wearing red always makes me feel a bit more like a lady. This one is a classic candy apple red. (Recommended 2 coats)
Don’t be fooled by the bottle – this color dries matte! You’ll definitely need a top coat. Other than that it is just the bubblegum pink you’d expect! This is the last stop on the hot pink train before it gets to neon-ville. (Recommended 2 coats)
This is one of my favorite high voltage blues. I hate the way it looks in the bottle, but on application its shiny, vibrant and draws attention to your beautiful nails! (Recommended 2 thin layers)
This color dries a bit matte – as you can see in the photo. The polish does not even itself out, so I had a hard time keeping the layers consistent. You’ll definitely need a top coat. The formula is not one of my favorites but the end result is worth all the work! (Recommended 1 thin coat, 1 thick coat, and then 1 thin coat)
This is a calmer red than Julep’s Jackie. The color is a bit more subdued, but still gorgeous and classic nonetheless. The formula is more runny than Jackie. (Recommended 2 coats)
This color’s got some nude, brown, lavender, and tan tones making it a very dynamic color. It’s my go-to for meetings, especially with clients I need to impress. Unfortunately, I can’t be taken seriously pointing at text on a contract with bright neon nails. (Recommended 3 thin coats)
You can see this one dries a bit matte. It’s a purple with a bit of red flavor. This formula was surprisingly thick but did not offer full coverage. It’s a bit frustrating! But this bright pop of color is too hard to resist – totally worth the effort. (Recommended 1 thin coat, 1 thick coat, and then 1 thin coat)
Thanks for reading! I’m looking forward to my next nail polish photoshoot in the park already.