Friday, October 19, 2012

A Guide to Summer 2012 Nail Polish: Part I - The Polishes

So... I realize that this is unfortunately running a little late. I hope you guys don't mind too much -- it was a chaotic summer!

So these are the collections that made it into the post. PLEASE let me know which I am missing!

Barielle - Summer Fun
Chanel - Summer 2012
China Glaze - Summer Neons
Color Club - Magnetic Force
Color Club - Take Wing
Deborah Lippmann - Mirrored Chrome
Duri - Keep Your Options Open
Essie - Resort
Essie - Mirror Metallics
Essie - Bikini So Teeny
FingerPaints - Summer in the City
FingerPaints - Summer Neons
Misa - Hot Summer
NARS - Summer 2012
Nicole by OPI - Wel-Kim to My World
OPI - The Amazing Spider-Man
OPI - Too Haute to Handle (Ulta Exclusives)
OPI - Vintage Minnie Mouse
Orly - Feel the Vibe
Sephora by OPI - Indian Summer
Zoya - Beach
Zoya - Surf

And on to the polishes -- I want to thank all of these wonderful bloggers for posting beautiful swatches for my reference when creating this guide. I have access to very, very few of these polishes, and without their hard work, it would not be possible.

Reds-Oranges
OPI - "The Color of Minnie" (All You Desire)

Chanel - "Holiday" (The Beauty Look Book)
Dior - "Calypso" (Ever After Lacquer)
Misa - "So HOT in Sunglasses" (Vampy Varnish)
Duri - "Steal the Spotlight" (Vampy Varnish)
China Glaze - "Surfin' for Boys" (Scrangie)
OPI - "Call Me Gwen-Ever" (Scrangie)
Barielle - "Berry Go Round" (Refined and Polished)
Barielle - "Peach Popsicle" (Refined and Polished)

Sephora by  OPI - "Paisley Attention to Me" (The Nail Network)
FingerPaints - "Iconic Orange" (The Exotic Lacquer)
Zoya - "Myrta" (PolishAholic)
Color Club - "Sparkle and Soar" (PolishAholic)
Orly - "Melt Your Popsicle" (PolishAholic)
Essie - "Fear or Desire" (Scrangie)
Zoya - "Arizona" (Pointless Cafe)
China Glaze - "Orange You Hot" (Scrangie)

Pinks-Purples
Chanel - "Island" (The Beauty Look Book)
Essie - "Nothing Else Metals" (Lacquered Lover)
Zoya - "Rory" (PolishAholic)
Deborah Lippmann - "Private Dancer" (Lacquered Lover)
FingerPaints - "Movie in the Park" (PolishAholic)
Duri - "The Big Score" (Vampy Varnish)
Zoya - "Carly" (PolishAholic)
Essie - "Sure Shot" (Scrangie)
Orly - "After Party" (PolishAholic)
Color Club - "Magnetic Force" (Scrangie)
Color Club - "Hipnotic" (Scrangie)

Essie - "Bikini So Teeny" (Scrangie)
Essie - "She's Picture Perfect" (Scrangie)
OPI - "Pack Your Booty Shorts" (Love for Lacquer)
China Glaze - "Under the Boardwalk" (Scrangie)
China Glaze - "Beach Cruiser" (Scrangie)
Duri - "How to Pick a Winner" (Vampy Varnish)
Duri - "Lazy Days" (Vampy Varnish)
FingerPaints - "Beach Bound" (PolishAholic)
Duri - "Keep Your Options Open" (Vampy Varnish)

Essie - "Pink-a-Boo" (Scrangie)
Nicole by OPI - "Up and Kim-ing Pink" (PolishAholic)
NARS - "Trouville" (Makeup and Beauty Blog)

Essie - "Cascade Cool" (Scrangie)
Barielle - "Pink Flip-Flops" (Refined and Polished)
Zoya - "Shelby" (Pointless Cafe)
Misa - "Double Dutch" (Vampy Varnish)
OPI - "If You Moust You Moust" (All You Desire)
Duri - "Celebrate the Sunset" (Vampy Varnish)
Zoya - "Shelby" (Pointless Cafe)
Orly - "Beach Cruiser" (PolishAholic)
Essie - "Off the Shoulder" (Scrangie)

Zoya - "Lara" (Pointless Cafe)
China Glaze - "Flip-Flop Fuschia" (PolishAholic)
China Glaze - "Hang Ten-toes" (Scrangie)
Sephora by OPI - "What Aura Gonna Wear" (Polish Freak)
China Glaze - "Love's a Beach" (Scrangie)
OPI - "I'm All Ears" (All You Desire)
Sephora by OPI - "Henna-Thing is Possible" (Love for Lacquer)
FingerPaints - "Pop Art Purple" (The Exotic Lacquer)
Zoya - "Reagan" (Pointless Cafe)
Zoya - "Kimber" (PolishAholic)
Color Club - "Wing Fling" (PolishAholic)
Essie - "All Tied Up" (Scrangie)

China Glaze - "Flirty Tankini" (Scrangie)
Misa - "BubblePop" (Vampy Varnish)
Dior - "Cosmo" (Ever After Lacquer)
OPI - "Your Web or Mine?" (Scrangie)
China Glaze - "Pink Plumeria" (Scrangie)
Misa - "Pink Cadillac" (Vampy Varnish)
FingerPaints - "Warhol Wannabe" (The Exotic Lacquer)

Blues-Greens
Essie - "No More Film" (Scrangie)
Sephora by OPI - "Seriously It's a Naan-Issue" (Beautezine)
Color Club - "Electro Midnight" (Scrangie)
OPI - "Into the Night" (Scrangie)
FingerPaints - "Inkblot Blue" (The Exotic Lacquer)
China Glaze - "Ride the Waves" (Scrangie)
China Glaze - "Splish Splash" (Scrangie)
OPI - "The Flowers are Blue-Ming" (Love for Lacquer)
Dior - "Lagoon" (Ever After Lacquer)

Orly - "Skinny Dip" (PolishAholic)
Nicole by OPI - "Nothing Kim-pares to You" (PolishAholic)
Essie - "Blue Rhapsody" (Lacquered Lover)

FingerPaints - "Late Night Rendezvous" (PolishAholic)
Color Club - "Sky High" (PolishAholic)
Sephora by OPI - "I'm So Sari" (Beautezine)
Misa - "Skinny Dipping" (Vampy Varnish)
Color Club - "Metamorphosis" (PolishAholic)
Zoya - "Zuza" (PolishAholic)
FingerPaints - "To-Teally Hot" (PolishAholic)
Barielle - "Ocean Breeze" (Refined and Polished)

Misa - "Good to Be Green" (Vampy Varnish)
Zoya - "Meg" (Pointless Cafe)
Essie - "Mojito Madness" (Scrangie)
FingerPaints - "Silkscreen Green" (The Exotic Lacquer)
China Glaze - "I'm With the Lifeguard" (Scrangie)
Color Club - "Fly With Me" (PolishAholic)
Zoya - "Tracie" (Pointless Cafe)
Barielle - "Mint Ice Cream Cone" (Refined and Polished)

Golds-Bronzes-Yellows
Color Club - "Sci-Fi" (Scrangie)
SpaRitual - "Electrum" (SpaRitual)
OPI - "Just Spotted the Lizard" (Scrangie)
Deborah Lippmann - "Swagga Like Us" (Lacquered Lover)

SpaRitual - "Alchemy" (My Lucid Bubble)
SpaRitual - "Aurum" (My Lucid Bubble)
SpaRitual - "Conduit" (My Lucid Bubble)

Essie - "Penny Talk" (Lacquered Lover)
SpaRitual - "Gilded Age" (My Lucid Bubble)
SpaRitual - "Rusted Lux" (My Lucid Bubble)
Color Club - "Cop an Attitude" (Scrangie)

Essie - "Gold as it Gets" (Lacquered Lover)
OPI - "Sand on Your Own Two Feet" (Love for Lacquer)
Chanel - "Delight" (The Beauty Look Book)
Deborah Lippmann - "Sugar Daddy" (Lacquered Lover)
Sephora by OPI - "Looks Like Rain, Dear" (Beautezine)

China Glaze - "Sun-Kissed" (Scrangie)
FingerPaints - "Sexy Sundress" (Polishaholic)
Orly - "Glowstick" (PolishAholic)

Color Club - "Daisy Does It" (PolishAholic)
Dior - "Acapulco" (Ever After Lacquer)

Greys-Whites
OPI - "My Boyfriend Scales Walls" (Scrangie)
Nicole by OPI - "Others Pale by Kim-parison" (PolishAholic)
Orly - "Dayglow" (PolishAholic)

Blacks-Silvers
Color Club - "Steel of the Night" (Scrangie)
Essie - "No Place Like Chrome" (Lacquered Lover)

Nudes-Tans-Browns
Nicole by OPI - "Kim Konfidential" (PolishAholic)

Topcoats
OPI - "Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It" (All You Desire) [Pictured over "If You Moust You Moust"]
OPI - "Shatter the Scales" (Scrangie) [Pictured over "Call Me Gwen-Ever"]
Nicole by OPI - "Here Kim's the Sun" (PolishAholic)  [Pictured over black.]
Nicole by OPI - "Lights, Kim-era, Action!" (PolishAholic) [Pictured over black.]

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