I love nail polish, and I love rainbows, so thought I'd combine the two! I was initially going to pick just one polish for each colour, but that was far, far too difficult! So I picked two instead (which was still a challenge, I tell you).
One of my favourite reds, and Winter favourite, is Barry M's Raspberry. It's dark yet vibrant at the same time, and has just enough pink in it. Models Own Hedonist is amazing! It's a neon coral/red, and the photo really doesn't do it justice.
Sinful Colours Orange Cream is one of the most recent additions to my collection (look at the post before this to see it on!). It's the most beautiful peach shade. I initially had Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Papaya in place of this, but swapped them. The second orange I chose was Models Own Beach Party. This is the brightest yellow toned orange I've ever seen!
Etude House Ice Cream Nail Polish in Banana is another polish I've recently blogged about (go to the search bar on your left to look for swatches). I bought this for the cute packaging, but it's actually a really nice polish. It takes 2-3 coats, which is good for a yellow! Models Own Luis Lemon, on the other hand, is rather sheer, but it's a neon, so I'm not surprised. I just wear a white base coat underneath! It's probably the brightest nail polish I own, and that's why I love it.
I don't own many greens, so it was easy picking my favourites. Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Greenberry is beautiful! I've also blogged about this. The next green I chose was Sinful Colours Rise & Shine. This shade is so hard to photograph! The photo really doesn't do it justice. It's not a muted teal like above, but a... green (I don't know how to describe it!) with blue and green shimmer.
For blue, I didn't choose a sky blue, but shades at different ends of the spectrum. You have Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Guava, one of the new Summer shades, and then Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry. Guava is a turquoise, whereas Blueberry is a cornflower blue (incredibly pretty).
Indigo... I only have one indigo polish! And that's the fourth shade in the photo - Barry M's Indigo. Another Winter favourite of mine. It's not just a navy, like the photo suggests, but a vibrant indigo with lots of purple tones, too. The polish before it is Astor's 070 (A Spanish brand that I found on Fragrance Direct). I know it's not indigo, but it's close enough!
Violet/lilac/purple was a category with lots of possibilities. I ended up choosing a cool lilac and a warm lilac. The cool toned variety is Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Prickly Pear, and the warmer one is OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender.
Pink isn't a colour of the rainbow, but you can't leave out pink when it comes to beauty! I love most shades of pink, cool or warm toned, so chose the Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Dragon Fruit and Grapefruit to represent this. I think they're the epitome of pink shades.
Because choosing 16 favourite nail polish shades was too hard, I'm also going to be showing you my favourite glitters and extras in another post soon. It's hard to narrow down my favourites because I only buy shades I love (of course!).
I also took photos for five other posts earlier, so look out for them!