A bright nail polish is the perfect way to complete your summer beauty look! We love how these little beauty accents can completely transform our outfit or makeup. Keep reading to find out all the best nail polishes to try before the end of summer!
We know that a bright nail polish may not be everyone’s favorite look. After all, It can bring on traumatic memories of less than perfect middle school manicures — and why mess with the classic sheer pink look of Essie Mademoiselle that you love so much? But we promise that if you try one of these bright nail polishes, you’ll be totally hooked! They’re perfect for hot summer months, so to help you navigate these colorful waters, we’re bringing you some of our favorite bright nail looks. Check out our gallery for all our top picks.
Best Nail Polish — Best Bright Colors For Summer
To ease you into the bright nail polish trend, try starting with a tried-and-true color — red! These summer reds are more orange-based than some of the darker reds worn in the winter. We’re absolutely obsessed with LCN Nail Polish in Hot Chili. Not only is the color a fantastic bright tangerine red, but the formula is amazing. Our nails looked perfect after just one coat, but we always add a second for good measure. Another great bright red to try is Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color in Heatwave. And trust us, when they say “MegaLast” they mean “MegaLast.” We’ve heard tales of this nail polish staying on for weeks at a time.
If you want to get a little more adventurous with your color selection, try Ciate Paint Pots in Palm Tree & Pool Party. We love how how these colors are a true blue and green, and that the formula is perfectly opaque with just two coats. If you want a more metallic look, check out AVON Cosmic Nail Enamel. This metallic polish never dries with brush streaks, so it always looks perfect.
Coolest Nail Textures
Just wearing a bright color isn’t the only way to accent your look — try a fun texture, too! One of our favorite looks is a matte nail, so try out Dolce & Gabbana Matte Nail Coat. Simply paint your nails whatever color you want, then apply the top coat and watch in awe as your nails go from shiny to matte in just a few seconds. Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in I Fought the Law, I Wanna Be Sedated, & Pretty Vacant all dry to a super cool sandpaper-like finish. For those of you who are eager to try out the caviar nail trend, we suggest LAYLA Caviar Effect Nail Art in Samba.
Favorite Nail Tools
Now, the actually polish isn’t the only part of giving yourself a manicure. You also need the right tools! To ensure that you aren’t making a mess of things (trust us, nail polish remover can damage your mahogany table like nobody’s business) use Cutex Cotton Ball Holders. These clever little rubber hallow half-spheres perfectly hold your nail polish remover soaked cotton ball and protect your surfaces (and your manicured fingers if you need to remove the polish on your toes). Also, check out Cutex Corrector Pen with Nail Polish Remover. This little pen helps you clean up your cuticles or tips of your fingers to give you a perfect looking manicure.
So tell us what you think, HollywoodLifers! Do you love our summer nail polish picks? Tell us below!
– Sarah Hopkins
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