Long, summer days are here. Living in flip flops, lounging by the pool, freeing your toes from the restrictive chains of boots. Many of us play it safe during the year with our nail polish colors, but summer is a time for going with the flow, throwing caution to the wind and having a little fun. That's why we're sharing our top 10 must-have nail polish colors for summer.
What's that saying? Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid. Channel your inner Ariel with a deep sea foam green. We're partial to Morgan Taylor's Lost in Paradise.
Who doesn't love a good coral? We absolutely adore red corals for their fiery energy and ability to look good on anyone. Try CND Vinylux in Lobster Roll.
Bright VioletsPurple is often an overlooked nail polish color, but we're flipping over bright violets. This spunky hue is the perfect accent to a crisp white dress or a bright bikini. We love Morgan Taylor's Anime-zing Color! from their new Hello, Pretty! collection.
Baby BluesMint is always a favorite any time of year whether it's a green or a blue shade. The color of the moment, though, is this baby blue mint that is SFW (safe for work) and transitions nicely into evening. Try OPI Infinite Shine in Eternally Turquoise.
As proclaimed on the spring/summer runway shows, yellow is having a moment. We love the punch of a bright banana yellow, whether it's for a full set of nails or as an accent color. Try CND Vinylux in Bicycle Yellow.
Dusty LavendersIf you're not quite sold on bright violets, try your hand a more tame dusty purple. This shade is particularly nice if you fancy yourself a romantic or want to be a little more subdued in your free-spiriting summer. We're partial to CND Vinylux in Wisteria Haze.
If you're craving a more classic coral you're in luck. Of course we love a classic peachy-pink coral, but this summer try a bright coral. Trust us, you'll love it. One of our favorites? Venique's Boat Shoe Buffy.
It might not occur to you to brush on a nude for summer, but let us tell you why it's the perfect choice for sunny days. Not only does a nude give you a chic look, but it plays nicely with neons as an accent color and elongates your digits. Try OPI Infinite Shine in Maintaining My Sand-ity for a high shine nude.
You can never go wrong with hot pink. We love the deep shades that are bright, but not too blinding. Try CND Vinylux in Pink Bikini the next time you hit the beach.
Chunky Pastel GlittersGlitter top coats have always been around, but what we're loving for summer is the chunky kind. Think big pieces mixed with smaller specks. If you can, get your hands on one with white pieces in it to really make your mani pop. Morgan Taylor's Escar-Go To France is a current favorite of ours.