The Hottest Nail Trends of the Summer!


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Mani-pedi time! Three little words that are, quite simply, music to my ears!

And not because…

Well, actually, no! That’s a bit of a lie.

Because I do ”just really love nail polish”. 💖💅

But, as I pointed out in one of my very early blog posts last year (Sort out your Stress with a … Manicure), it goes a little deeper than the superficial, ”Ooh, it’s pink/colourful and shiny, so I gotta have it!”

The fact is the whole world could be falling down around me, but if my nails are relatively neat and painted, I somehow feel better equipped to cope with all the chaos surrounding me. 💁‍♀️

The psychological boost behind a great manicure was probably best summed up by Khloé Kardashian when she matter-of-factly proclaimed…

Astonishingly profound! 🤔

And true!

And something I bore in mind as I trotted off this weekend to indulge in an extra soothing mani-pedi sesh as part of my self-care Sunday ritual.

And, oh, my, did I need a self-care Sunday routine this weekend!

You see, I might have spent much of the last few years ticking off those life goals…

Have another baby. Tick!

Start blog. Tick!

Lose baby weight. Tick! (For proof, click 5 Real Ways To Reach Those Weight Loss Goals.)

However, there are still lots of blogging and financial goals that are eluding me… for now!

And it’s beyond frustrating.

My perfectionist tendencies certainly aren’t helping…

Maybe that’s why I’m not hitting all my targets…

Aargh! Too much analyzing!

Need a rest!😖

Think about nail polish trends instead!!

Ahh! So much better. 😊

(See! Who needs therapy?!)

Summer is a time when I love to break away from my usual fail-safe black polish and dip (literally! 😂) into the brightest and boldest trends (well, within reason) on the nail scene.

So, for the past few years, I’ve been really into a great neon, like the hot pink one pictured below.


Or, if I feel like playing it a little safer, I’ll opt for a punchy coral, like former Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson has been doing lately.

But, around this time last year, the post below from one of my favourite Instagram personalities, Irish model Vogue Williams, reminded me of another summer nail trend that I’ve really loved since 2013 when Chanel launched its limited edition pure white shade, Eastern Light.

From the moment I found out about the Chanel launch, I just had to get my mitts on that super rare polish!

And it was quite the effort, as, predictably, it was sold out.


I finally managed to track it down on eBay, and have loved this look ever since!


The Chanel original ❤️❤️❤️

(No! I tell another lie! I’ve loved it since I tried out the Tippex version as a kid!! 🤞 I’m not alone in that little childhood beauty experiment! 😳)

Then, to top it all, I couldn’t help but notice that the white-out look is all over Instagram this year.

From, Suzanne Jackson-O’Connor, aka Sosueme, a favourite Irish beauty Influencer of mine…

To Amanda West, one of my current favourite fashion Influencers from the States…

To Giulia Penna, an Italian pop star, I’ve just discovered…

They are all, without exception, obsessed with the white-hot mani-pedi this summer. ❤️❤️❤️

Great news for me, as I’ve now got the perfect excuse to dig out my old Chanel Eastern Light to fully embrace this summer’s hottest nail trend, and without spending a penny.

Saving money goals are being slayed at the same time! Yay! 😄

Until… My Instagram addiction informs me that Essie has also launched a sleek white shade of polish, aptly named blanc. 😬

Aargh! Must resist the urge to splurge!

Getting stressed again!

Maybe, it’s time to find a new stress relief therapy!

Suggestions, anyone?

Until next time,

(When I’ll hopefully have found us all the key to long-term financial success! 🤞😬🙏)

Sending you all lots of perfectly manicured air kisses!

💋 Mostly Mum

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