Makeup Wars Battle of the Summer Mani

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This week our bloggers are focusing on summer nails. Since pink and coral are my usual choices for summer, I decided to do something different and outside the box (for me that is). I chose butterLondon Fiver for my manicure with Maybelline Color Show Turquoise Paradise on my ring finger. Scroll to end of this post and click on the logos to see what my blogger friends chose for their summer manicures.

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butterLONDON Fiver is a minty pastel green creme from the Sweetie Shop Collection. I love how fresh and feminine it makes me feel. The consistency is on the thin side, you will need at least three coats to get an opaque finish. The formula is rather streaky which is also why so many coats are needed. I do really love this shade for spring and summer though. I’ve also used this shade as an accent with Pixi Luminous Lilac.

 Maybelline Color Show Turquoise Paradise is one of 10 polishes released for Summer 2013. It is limited edition but I’m not sure if the others are. Maybe someone could enlighten me? The consistency is not too thick or thin and the brush is easy to work with. The color is a cross between blue and turquoise–it’s not quite blue, but a dusty aqua to my eye–very pretty and unique.

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I’m quite fond of this combination and have already received a lot of compliments.

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Click on the logos below to see what the other bloggers chose.

What are your favorite shades for a summer manicure? Please share!

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  1. My fav is the last one too! The colors go great together!

  2. Love the mint! Gorgeous combos!

  3. Fiver is such a pretty color!

  4. The mint is beautiful! It also looks great against your skin tone. Love the blue accent nail!

  5. yay! Another shout out for Fiver! Love me some mint!

  6. I love the mint combo!

  7. That is a great color combo!

  8. Another vote for Fiver from Butter! Such a gorgeous shade!!!

  9. The last one for me, very puhretty!

  10. The minty combo goes well with your skin tone. I am happy you decided to switch it up a little. These colors are a great look for a summer day. I love how you chose to do one nail a different color. It allows the other polish to stand out more to me. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  11. Love that Maybelline Turquoise! Adding it to my “must-buy” list, as it would look so pretty with fuschia or coral. Beautiful manis!

  12. That’s a beautiful butter LONDON shade. Their polishes wear so well. I like it with the Maybelline as the accent. I can see you with your coral and teal looking HOT!!

  13. Very pretty blues!!!!


  15. This is such a fun color combo! I can see why you’ve gotten a lot of compliments!