Sandal season is fully upon us, and with your fingers and toes on full display until further notice (see you never, boots and gloves), why not show them off with some fun summer nail colors?
One of the best aspects of summertime beauty (second only to letting your hair air-dry on a daily basis) is letting your creativity run wild when it comes to fun nail polish shades — and this year’s latest have us tempted to try them all before Labor Day.
While bright pinks, oranges, and corals are always on-trend for the warmer months, some of this year’s chicest options have an entirely different vibe altogether. “This season we’re seeing a lot of blues, light grays and light pinks,” Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa manicurist Manana Shenanglia tells Teen Vogue. “Sheer pink colors are also very trendy.”
Between beach days and far-flung vacations, it’s also important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to make your mani last as long as possible. The easiest way to achieve exactly that? “Use a gel top coat!” Manana says, who name-checks The Gel Genius Top Coat by Londontown as a go-to. “This will extend the life and shine of the polish and prevent chips and fades. You can also reapply this product at signs of wear.”
Scroll through for 20 of our favorite summer nail polish colors — from light pink to sunshine yellow to holographic purple — all of which will be sure to make your summer 2018 nail selfies (“nailfies”?) absolutely pop on your feed.
A pop of periwinkle
A sandy shade
A sheer pink
An eye-catching combo
A holographic hue