Monday, August 4, 2008

Crystal File 006: School's (still) Out For Summer!

I've been so distracted by all the gorgeous new fall colors just beginning to hit the shelves that I've almost forgotten ITS STILL SUMMER! The kids aren't back at school yet and the days are still hot and humid.

When its hot and sunny outside it does feel a bit odd to look down and see dark vampy nails. So I've decided to look back at some of my favorite summer polishes. Prior to this summer i had never really "been into" neons, but i caught the neon bug with a vengeance this year! Some of my absolute favorites include the Essie Neon Shorts collection, Orly Passion Fruit, Orly La Vida Loca, China Glaze Rose Among Thorns, China Glaze Pink Voltage, and China Glaze Turned up Turquoise.

As many of you already know from seeing my pics on the MUA Nail Board, my favorite addition to any neon mani is a little bit of holo bling courtesy of China Glaze Wireless Top Coat or China Glaze Fairy Dust. I consider both must-haves for anyone who loves a dash of holo glitter to spice things up!

And now on to my MANY photos of fabulous neons!

First up possibly my favorite combination, China Glaze Rose Among Thorns topped with China Glaze Fairy Dust:



The Essie Neon Shorts Collection, all topped with China Glaze Wireless:

Bermuda Shorts



Short Shorts



Shorty Pants



Mini Shorts



China Glaze Turned up Turquoise with Wireless top coat


Orly Passion Fruit with China Glaze Wireless top coat


I hope you've all enjoyed this little return to Summer. My next NOTD pics should also be bright and summery, so I'll be sure to share!


Sanna said...

You absolutly rock them all Hill!

Hillary said...

Thanks so much Sanna!

Ane Kristine said...

Thank you. So glad I ordered TuT today, now I realise I also need some ChG glittery top coats!
Great new blog, now part of my daily read and you're the reason Essie Strawberry Sorbet also was in my order today :)

Anonymous said...

Great blog so far, you should have a gmail account email (posted) or something so people can contact you

Michelle said...

They're all fabulous on you Hills :D But i think my favorite is Mini Shorts... And i can't remember if you said you liked Shorty Pants, but it looks great!

Denise said...

Hey, Hill! Congrats on your new blog ~ I'm loving it! Your pics have inspired me to put a coat of Wireless on top of my OPI Shootout at the OK Coral mani (and it looks awesome!). I also got the lovely Fairy Dust because of your pics as well. Keep up the great work! :)

Scrangie said...

I could have sworn I commented on this... Oh well! I just loooooove these pics, truly genius combinations! They all look so incredible!!

Azucar said...

Great pix. I love the effect of the the CG Wireless on top.