After months of wintry days that seemed to never end and the inevitable longing for summer, it is finally sandal season! The only downside that comes with putting away our booties and gloves? We now have to pay strict attention to our manis/pedis. Summer is a great excuse to make a beauty statement like no other by grabbing some insanely bright nail polish colors, perfect for poolside fun, music festivals, and making an easy style transformation in a matter of seconds.
Even some of my favorite celebrities have started paying just as much attention to their summer nails as they have their daily outfits. From simplistic to bedazzled and over-the-top, take a peak at the latest celebritiy “nailfies” to inspire your look this season:
Want to take your nail look to the next level like the ladies above? Check below for five of this season’s best new colors, perfect for any occasion (or just sitting pretty and sipping margaritas):
What could be more appropriate for the warmer weather than nails that remind you of a sunny, tropical vacation?
Nothing makes a bigger pop and complements all skin types like this 80s-inspired hot pink shade. You can pair this color with virtually anything for an irresistible beauty look.
There’s just something so chic and playful about blindingly bright nails. This light blue will give off “it-girl” vibes like no other. Obsessed.
Because what’s a girl to do without a little sparkle in her life? I’ll wait.
Not your typical bright summer color, but the reddish undertone gives this bold orange a sultry vibe and you’ll be running to grab this color off the shelf at your local nail salon.
Now that you’ve got a few color ideas, you’ll need tips for keeping your bold colors safely protected this season, and of course, I’ve got you covered. Check below:
1. Nail Prep
When wearing brighter hues, be sure to always prep your nails with a base coat so that the color doesn’t stain your nails or chip too quickly.
2. Polish Technique
For long-lasting results, be sure to polish with thin, even strokes so that the layers aren’t clumpy and to ensure that the polish dries easily.
3. Finish with Top Coat
For a shiny finish, seal your nail polish with a top coat and you’re good to go!
Will you be rushing out to get a manicure this week? What’s your go-to nail color? Any colors you want to try? Share your thoughts below!