Summer Romance: Pastel Negative Space Nail Art feat. Girlstuff


I know, I knowww… It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything about nails, no? One day I was looking at my plain, cut-really-short nails and actually said: “I can’t wait to play ON you again!” So it was great timing, albeit a bit late for the season, when the Girlstuff Summer Romance Collection arrived at my doorstep. It has 5 shades that range from bright to pastel to neutral, and I must say they are all beach-y, fun to wear and yet romantic. Did that make sense? Cue in Summer Nights song from Grease…


Let’s dive into the shades!

Rendezvous – A pristine pop of peachy-pink cream nail polish. The color is such a classic that it could be easily worn year-round.

Sun-Kissed – At first, it looked like an outlier from the pastel mood the rest of the collection has, but I connected the beige with golden shift shade to summer eventually – the sand on the beach! Silly me.

Sea La Vie – A dreamy lilac shade with a subtle pink iridescent. It’s one of those shades that look different in various lighting. If you want to give your nails a mermaid makeover, use this!

Beach Babe – I feel like it’s not a summer nail polish collection without a shade in turquoise color family. Girlstuff’s take is a bright, almost pastel green in cream finish.

BAEWatch – For the girly girls! It’s a baby pink shade with soft nude tones.


Girlstuff nail polishes are the easiest to apply. Two thin coats would most likely get you to full coverage already, except ones with slight shimmers like Sea La Vie that look better with three. But the best part for me is how they look against my skin tone. I used all colors at once and really, Mr. Sun should consider showing up more often these days because my nails and I are still on summer mood.

Pastel Negative Space Nail Art featuring Girlstuff. More 1-minute videos on my Instagram: @kimlmendoza.


Overall, the collection is pretty sweet! I’m in love with Girlstuff’s choice of summer color palette. My personal picks are Beach Babe and Sea La Vie due to their unique factor that would add something new to your collection. You can pick them up for PHP150 each or Php750 for the set at Girlstuff branches and online.