Summer Nail Polish Ideas

Sci-Fly By
Sci-Fly By

Take your summer manicure out of this world with China Glaze® Hologlam, an all new 12-piece collection of shimmering holographic China Glaze® established itself as the leader in holographic nail lacquer with the 2007 OMG! China Glaze® established itself as the leader in holographic nail lacquer with the 2007 OMG!collection, one of the most popular collections in the brands’ history.  Fueled by that success and back by popular demand,  China Glaze® Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects.  With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun,  China Glaze® Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.

The China Glaze® Hologlam collection features 12 futuristic shades, including:

Get Outta My Space: powdered violet

Astro-Hot: soft, baby pink

Infra-Red: warm, magenta pink

When Stars Collide: warm maroon

Not In This Galaxy: bright, warm coral

OMG A UFO: warm, moss green

Don’t Be A Luna-Tic: turquoise aqua

Sci-Fly By: light, silver blue

Take A Trek: cool, denim blue

Strap On Your Moonboots: midnight sky blue

Galactic Gray: warm, gunmetal

Cosmic Dust: silver metal

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.  The China Glaze® Hologlam (collection is available in April 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

Poole and Bobby Dazzler
Poole and Bobby Dazzler

butter LONDON Summer Holiday Collection ($15 USD)– proves that bronze have more fun! With their Summer Holiday Collection, a lineup of six lacquers that serve up the perfect pop of colour against sun-kissed skin. Inspired by cultural elements and gilded textures, the Summer Holiday Collection includes sultry metallics in platinum, gold and rust, as well as crushed glitter in rich shades of copper and umber.


Bit Faker – A full coverage bronze glitter that was inspired by the tan from a can.

Sun Baker – This rust orange shimmer is named for a those slaves to sun whose skin had taken an odd and unnatural tone.

Champers – This rose gold shimmer is Brit slang for champagne; pop a bottle in the hamper for a toast on the beach-or anywhere else.

Poole – A robin’s egg blue crème inspired by this seaside resort town in high summer.

Marbs – This unique yellow-gold stunner was named for the city of Marbella on the Mediterranean.

Bobby Dazzler – Look fit and rock your fancy in this opaque silver chrome.

WHERE TO BUY: Ulta, Nordstrom and


FACE Stockholm Optical Diffusions Holographic Nail Polish ($16 USD) -A new dimension in nail color, this special effect polish offers high impact holographic shimmer.  Each shade captures the light to reveal a full spectrum of radiant, iridescent color combinations.  Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP-free.

Shades are:

Athena – Silver holographic

Aphrodite – Rose holographic

Thea – Soft green holographic

Eos – Fade blue holographic

Aura – Pink holographic

Leto -Sand holographic

Available at


China Glaze Texture Collection ($7.50 USD) –  China Glaze®  introduces  Texture, a unique new lacquer that applies as a crème but dries with a 3D texture effect. Unlike traditional nail art techniques that require multiple steps, Texture only requires one step—painting the nail.  Texture dries matte, but can be combined with China Glaze® Fast Forward Top Coat for a glossy effect. With a finish similar to that of a sugared rim, Texture is the perfect accessory for a beach day, night-on-the town, or special rendezvous.

Shades are: Unrefined – bright pink with textured grit In the Rough – light lime green with textured grit Itty, Bitty and Gritty – melon with textured grit Of Coarse! – bright, cobalt blue with textured grit Bump & Grind – hot pinkish-red with textured grit Toe-tally Textured – tangerine-orange with textured grit

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

Gabrielle and Zelda
Gabrielle and Zelda

I am a Julep Maven.  That means that for 19.99 per month I receive a box of nail polish and beauty products delivered to my door! The May box had Great Gatsby Roaring 20’s style polishes.  The ones to the left are Gabrielle (Smoky mulberry crème) and Zelda (Pink champagne metallic).  Julep’s polishes are gorgeous and are “4-free” and do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or DBP. The professional chip-resistant formulation is fast drying and highly pigmented. June’s theme is Sail into Summer and I will try to feature it after I review it. If you would like to become a Maven, click on:

If you click on that link or manually enter code 8514891 at check out, I will receive a bonus to use toward future boxes.  I would really appreciate that!



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