Trends: Summer Nails

By April 23, 2013 7 Comments

Trends: Summer Nails

The weather has been so sporadic this Spring, that I can’t decide whether to pack up my winter clothes or to keep them around for just a little longer. I’m longing for Summer, so in the meantime, I’m bringing a little extra sunshine to myself with my top polish picks for my summer tips, this season!

Neutrals are here to stay…but really, did they ever really leave? The perfect, well-polished pale nail not only looks sophisticated and clean, but is also light and airy for that New York summer heat. My go-to neutral nail that never fails, is Essie’s Ballet Slippers. Other pale nails I’m currently obsessed with: Deborah Lippmann’s Careless Whisper, Laura Mercier’s En Pointe, and MAC’s Faint of Heart.

Summer 2013_Nude Nails

Pastels remind me of flowers in bloom, sunshine, and lazy days in the park. Available in a variety of colors, there’s definitely a pastel hue for all. This Summer, I’m dying to sport a splash of violet, a dusty pink, a little mint, and maybe even a warm buttercream. My lineup so far: OPI’s Lucky Lucky Lavender, Dior’s Sienna, Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, and Butter London’s Cheeky Chops.

Summer Nails_Pastels

I love all corals and I think you should too. It’s the perfect summer color, whether you’re lounging by the pool, brunching in the city, or traveling off to some exotic destination. Simply put, it’s my ultimate go-to color for summer. Here are some of the few bright hues I’m currently loving: Tom Ford’s Coral Blame, Estee Lauder’s Hot Coral, Jin Soon’s Tea Rose, and OPI’s MonSooner or Later.

Summer Nails_Corals

Aqua Blues
I’m in love with teals and aquas this season, because why not? Reminiscent of glistening clear waters, try a pretty turquoise tip this summer and transport yourself to some far away beach. To get you started, here are my top four picks: Deborah Lippmann’s On The Beach, Essie’s In The Cab-ana, Chanel’s Azure, and Dior’s Nirvana.

Summer Nails_Acqua

Get a head start on Summer with bright polished tips and you’ll feel the heat in no time… or at least you’ll look the part.

What are your Summer picks this season?


— written by Sara Ng

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