In 2008 or 2009, Glamour released one of their magazines with a gorgeous spread of summer brights. It's insane to think that almost 5 years later, I can still remember one of their models wearing bright yellow nails. Fast forward a few years, and there was a summer where the bright yellow of Rimmel's Lasting Finish Nail Polish in Sunshine was all that touched my tips.
This mood/obsession is back again in 2014, and this time, it's L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in Banana Pop 834, paired with my absolute favourite top coat, Jacava Top Coat, which is also summer perfect as it has UV inhibitors infused in the formula.
The colours aside, these formula are fantastic. L'Oreal's Color Riches are easy to apply, relatively quick-drying and pigmented, with gorgeous gold and sleek packaging. Jacava's Top Coat, despite its reformulation late last year, still remains my favourite, as it blurs imperfections and dries so so quickly, whilst leaving a beautiful gloss (I have to say it's not as glossy as it was in its past life as the Top & Base Coat). What's good though, is how Jacava don't use a lot of the chemicals that are common in nail polishes, including formaldehyde, toulene, phthalates and parabens.
L'Oreal Color Riche nail polishes are £4.99 from Boots, and the Jacava Top Coat is £14.50 from Jacava's website.