• Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

 Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

This is the third (and last, for the moment at least) of my Pocket Money Polishes summer Glitter Babies. Summertime is very aptly named, it's a mix of yellow and lime green matt glitters with  few light blue hexes and hearts thrown in for good measure.  I've used this one for two different manis, but let's have a look at the glitter itself first:

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime
Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

My first mani with Pocket Money Polishes Summertime was a sort of open jelly sandwich. I applied one coat of Summertime over Pretty Serious The Pink One, then I added a layer of Butter London Disco Biscuit and a final coat of Summertime. BL Disco Biscuit is a super bright pink jelly with strong blue shimmer / microglitter; the tiny sparkles you can see in the pictures here are in Disco Biscuit. Because it's so sheer, the lime and yellow glitters in Summertime show through very clearly, but are tinged orange. BL Disco Biscuit is a really versatile shade - I wore it a little while ago over a white based mani (Elevation Polish Opal) and it completely transformed that one!

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

I love the pink and green together; they are complementary colours so they set each other off perfectly.

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime
Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

The alternative look I used Pocket Money Polish Summertime for was this all-green layering. My base here was Dior Lime, a lovely fresh spring green. I added two light coats of Summertime for this one.

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

The colours in Summertime work perfectly with Dior Lime. I'll remember this mani for a long time......... these were my nails on Saturday when I ran the Lakeland 50 (50 mile off-road ultramarathon across the Lake District). I don't usually match my nails to to my clothes, but this was a perfect match for my Innovate Bare Grips, lol! Also a perfect choice for the hot sunny afternoon at the start of the event at Dalemain (north east corner of the Lake District) but not quite so apt at the end in Coniston (south west) at 3am after several hours of torrential rain! Still, it was a grand day out, I enjoyed it tremendously; miraculously suffered no injuries, not even a broken nail (there was a bit of rock scrambling to do in the last few miles so I'd pretty much resigned myself to broken nails).
Pocket Money Polishes Summertime
Pocket Money Polishes Summertime

I bought Pocket Money Polishes from Charlie at her website here. I've been really impressed with the polishes I've tried so far (Pina Colada and I Want Candy) and Charlie is a real sweetie. Best of all, because Pocket Money Polishes is UK Indie brand, the polishes turn up in just a couple of days after ordering. She's just released some new colours today, which I'm really looking forward to getting :D


  1. wow! these look awesome! I don't have this one, perhaps I'd better add it to my next order :)

    1. Thanks! They are great - I'm a bit biased on this one because I love anything lime green!

  2. these do look amazing both the pictures and the polish!