Summer Nail Colors

Summer Nail Colors

Beauty Call: Summer Nail Colors

I don't like to spend a lot of money on my nails. It's one of the things I tend to let go, especially since I'm rubbish at keeping them up. In fact, I usually only go to the nail salon if I have an important event coming up and I want to look more polished (pun intended). Other than that, I either let my nails go bare or do my own and let them go chipped throughout the week. Even still, I like to choose my colors based on the season so here are my top five favorite summer nail polish colors. 

 

If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been loving 'Nonfat Soy Half Caff" by OPI for Sephora. It's the perfect nude color and just makes my nails look natural yet put together. Unfortunately, this polish has been discontinued and it's out of stock on Amazon. The closest shade I can find based on the colors I can see on my screen is Incognito from Dior's Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer

 image via  sephora

image via sephora

 
 image via  inglot USA

image via inglot USA

Summer always reminds me of the beach and no color brings me back to the glistening crystal blue waters of the ocean like a good turquoise. Inglot's O2M Bbreathable Nail Enamel in the shade 687 is the perfect turquoise to help you imagine you're relaxing on an island paradise instead of sitting at a desk at work (or summer school). Additional advantage: I found this product to be the longest lasting at home nail polish I've ever tried (excluding at home shellac manicures). I am a nurse by profession so this product must be really durable to withstand my constant hand washing. 

 
 image via  wet n wild  (it looks more orange than it really is)

image via wet n wild (it looks more orange than it really is)

What's turquoise without a good contrasting color like coral? Enter Wet n Wild's Blazed. It is the a beautiful vibrant coral and would be a good substitute for those who love pink. I would wear this for my toes while I have the Nonfat Soy Half Caff on my fingers or wear the turquoise on my toes and wear Blazed on my finger nails or wear turquoise on my finger nails and keep Blazed on my ring fingers. The combinations are endless!

 
 image via  amazon

image via amazon

What says summer like orange? Piggy Polish's Damsel in this Dress is a gorgeous orange color to dress up your nails. I would wear this as a combo with the Turquoise or even a blue polish. 

 
 image via  ulta

image via ulta

Speaking of blue, I've been loving blue for the summer lately. I've especially been loving it as an eyeshadow. It's a colorful alternative to a gray/black smokey eye, but I digress. OPI's Brights Nail Lacquer Collection in Blue My Mind is a great shade of blue! And it's a good contrasting color with Damsel in this Dress (can you tell I love contrasting color combos?). Wear these two and it'll look like you have the summer sunset on your hands, or nails. 

 

What are your favorite summer nail colors? Share them with me in the comment section!

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