Collab | Top 10 Favorite Polishes for Summer

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Hey guys! Today I am super incredibly honored to be joining in on a huge YouTube collaboration organized by JessFace90! She wanted as many youtubers as possible to join in and share their personal top 10 favorite polishes of Summer, if you haven’t joined in and would like to go ahead and jump in and I’ll show you my top 10 faves in (rainbow) order!

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Jawbreaker by Funky Fingers at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

First up is Jawbreaker by Funky Fingers! This is a gorgeous white cruelly with a ton of different color and sizes of both metallic and matte colored glitters, I really don’t wear this polish enough! These were originally available at 5 Below a few years ago so I’m not sure if these are still available in stores or not but it is available on eBay here. this did take 3 coats to be fully opaque and I’ve shown it with a topcoat here.

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Jawbreaker at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Jawbreaker macro under artificial lighting.

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Zoya Aphrodite at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Zoya’s Aphrodite. Aphrodite has a gorgeous jelly-like base filled with a ton of small flakes, the end result is a gorgeous, bright, sparkly orange based red! I love wearing right reds in the Summer and this one is my favorite! It does take 3 coats to be almost opaque but the finish is very worth it.

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Zoya Aphrodite at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Aphrodite macro under artificial lighting.

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China Glaze Bite Me at 2 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is China Glaze’s Bite Me from the Summer 2016 Lite Brites line. I have a full swatch and review of that entire collection here but this one was my favorite! Really creamy and opaque formula, this polish gives me perfect coverage at just 2 coats. Bite Me is a super bright pink coral shades with gold micro shimmer running throughout.

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Bite Me at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Bite Me macro under artificial lighting.

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Takko Lacquer Electric Flamingo at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Takko Lacquer’s Electric Flamingo, an intense bright pink jelly formula with shimmer and full of iridescent flakes. This one is not quite opaque at 3 coats but could also be used over a white indie if nail line bothers you. The depth and amount of flakes in this polish is absolutely mesmerizing and I definitely have more Takko lacquer polishes added to my wish list! i pick mine up at Color4Nails.com but I am not sure if this shade will be restocked.

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Electric Flamingo at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Electric Flamingo macro under artificial lighting.

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Flip flop Fantasy at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

This next polish is almost a given as it’s cult classic status is pretty legendary, and that is China glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasy. FFF is one of the those tricky China Glaze formulas that can be a little bit streaky but have a gorgeous tan inducing color payoff. this is the original formula here and took 3 coats to be fully opaque. I don’t know if the original formula is available anymore but it looks like the more pink toned version is available on amazon here.

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Flip Flop Fantasy at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Flip Flop Fantasy macro under artificial lighting.

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Virago Varnish Summer Highlighter of My Life at 2 coats under artificial lighting.

This next polish was sent to me for review, this is Virago Varnish’s Summer Highlighter of My Life. SHOML is a bright neon yellow with a touch of green with an insanely awesome 2 coater formula. This one is not available anymore but if you happen upon it in a destash snag it up ASAP!

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SHOML at an angle under artificial lighting.
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SHOML macro under artificial lighting.

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Pop Beauty Mint Magic at 2 coats under artificial lighting.

I feel like I mention the next polish a ton but it is definitely on my favorites list for a reason! This is Pop Beauty’s Mint Magic – a neon pastel mint color the is opaque in 2 coats and also stamps! It is available here and is definitely a Summer staple for me!

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Mint Magic at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Mint Magic macro under artificial lighting.

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Femme Fatale Blue Within Blue Eyes at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Blue Within Blue Eyes by Femme Fatale, i believe I picked this polish up from Color4Nails but it is currently in stock at LivelovePolish! This is a Blue to clear thermal polish filled with pink shimmer and iridescent flakes and I cannot wait to play with this one in pool water this summer! This does have a very dramatic and easy to shift finish and was not quite opaque at 3 coats. My friend @thepolishedmage has a gorgeous look at how it looks with an undie here.

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Blue Within Blue Eyes at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Blue Within Blue Eyes macro under artificial lighting.
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Blue Within Blue Eyes warm state at an angle.
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Blue Within Blue Eyes cold state at an angle.

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Zoya Sunshine at 1 coat under artificial lighting.

I feel like my summer faves list would be remiss without a good navy blue, my favorite is Zoya’s Sunshine! Sunshine is a true navy blue with the sparkly matte pie dust finish in silver and is completely opaque in 1 coat.

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Zoya Sunshine at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Sunshine macro under artificial lighting.

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Orly Mirrorball at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Lastly I have one of my favorite silver holographic polishes of all time, Orly’s Mirrorball. At one time this was a very hard to find polish but i believe they are currently being clearanced out at Sallys Beauty Supply stores. This took 3 coats for full opacity but is also gorgeous as a topper!

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Mirrorball at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Mirrorball macro under artificial lighting.

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So that rounds out my swatch and review of some of my all time favorite polishes for Summer be sure to head over and check out what some of my favorite YouTubers picked and send them love from me! What are your favorite Summer polishes?

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