Makeup Wars – Favorite Summer Mani featuring Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Polish

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For this

Makeup Wars

we’re exploring our favorite

Summer Mani’s

. For me, I like to change it up, sometimes add some sparkle… definitely be fun.

Essie’s

Summer 2013 Naughty Nautical

Collection

($8.00 each or $17.00 for the cube) is pretty much the epitome of the core colors I go for in the Summer.

While at Ulta, I picked up three shades out of the six from this collection, the hues that called to me the most were Rock the Boat, Sunday Funday and The Girls are Out – mostly because of their subtle yet striking shimmer.

Rock the Boatis a lovely baby blue shade with the subtle silver mini-glitters. I go for light & colorful shades like this when I need something more subtle, but not so neutral. The formula runs a little thin on this one, so I needed three coats for full coverage.

Sunday Funday is a juicy melon shade with the subtle silver mini-glitters. This is probably what most would gravitate towards for their Summer color. I love shades like this for my toes, classy but fun! Two coats of polish were used in the swatch photo.

The Girls are Out is a I whine a lot about hating fuchsia, but this shade has just enough purple in it to be a little different and a lot more acceptable to me. Plus the name sends my immature mind racing and makes me smile every time I look at my nails. Two coats of polish were used in the swatch photo.

What is your fave Summer mani?  Click on the icons below to see what the other bloggers chose as their go-to hot weather hues!

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