Monday, March 17, 2014

Beauty Barrage: Manicure Monday - Hello Summer Polish

Here in the tropics, summer arrived about a week or two ago. I was feeling the heat already last week, so I thought I'd welcome my favorite season with fun, bright polish.

I chose an orange shade of course! If you know me or you've been following this blog, you'd know that orange and blue are my favorite colors. I also knew that I would be spending the weekend swimming, and that orange would be really pretty against the blue color of pool water.

I did my nails a few days before and did a late-night rush job of it on Thursday because I had an event to go to on Friday. I picked out Y'All Come Back Ya Hear by OPI from the many orange lacquers in my collection because I knew it would apply easily and I'm not likely to make a mess with it. Despite being manicure-challenged, I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to nails and I can't stand it when manicured digits look uneven or simply don't look as neat as I would like them to. When a polish formula is giving me a hard time, I would take hours just doing my nails over. That's why when I'm in a rush, I pick lacquers that have super smooth, manicure-challenged-proof formulas. 

OPI Y'All Come Back Ya Hear is one of the polishes in my collection that I treasure the most because it came from the limited edition Texas collection. I don't think I can find it anymore after my bottle runs out! [Full disclosure: It was sent to me back when I was a fashion and beauty editor of an international women's site.] It has been with me for a long time but it hasn't hardened or gone gooey at all. The formula's still perfect, which is what I love about OPI. The brand has mid-ranged prices, but the lacquer quality is always excellent.

My Thursday rush job meant two thin coats, so my manicure had already started chipping a teensy bit by the time our out-of-town trip last Saturday rolled around. The color still looked amazing though! It's so summer.

Other lacquer love posts can be found in the Manicure Monday tag

What are your favorite nail polish shades for summer? 


  1. Love this color on you! I like that OPI nail polishes last a long time. They don't turn gloppy even after you've had them for years!

    1. Love the price-quality ratio, and they have really fun colors.