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7 Best Nail Shades For Summer

For us gals, when the sun comes out, so do the thinner layers, brighter colours, sunglasses and sheer make-up. But what about our nails? Do you tend to switch up your nail shades, or stick to the standard? We like to brighten things up with bold and tropical shades to lift our moods and enhance our tan! We’ve put together our pick of the 7 Best Nail Shades For Summer, so you can nail your summer look!

Essie is a stable in our nail wardrobe. Their high-shine nail varnish is long-lasting and chip-resistant, making it one of our go-to brands. This white hot shade will keep skin looking more tanned and add a pop of brightness!

Neon is totally in this summer. This hot neon pink shade is one of our favourites for summer, especially paired with a punchy pink lip too!

This pastel blue shade is adorable for summer, and the perfect way to add a bright pop if you aren't a fan of neon's! The longwearing colour creates a plumped, gel effect for a high-gloss, breezy bright blue shade with a flawless finish!

High gloss shine and chip resistant formula offering unbeatable opacity and evenness. This punchy orange/coral shade is perfect for tanned talons!

You can never go wrong with a nude nail! This smooth and thick pale pink polish glides on easily with no streaking or dragging.

It may be from their bridal collection, but Essie's Passport to Happiness is on our summer nail hit list. This minty green shade is slightly shimmery and the perfect pastel addition to our nail wardrobe!

Grab this delicious shade and delve into Clambake to brighten up your day. This Essie Nail Polish is a bright orange that will grill things up!

What’s your staple summer shade?




I'm often referred to as 'the nail girl' because I love nail art - I have over 200 bottles of nail polish at home! But I love all things beauty; especially anything neon bright or packed with glitter. Growing up, I was a bit of a nerdy kid, so playing with colourful makeup or wacky hairstyles became my creative outlet - so it's great that this has become my job! You'll spot me at the bar, probably wearing sequins, drinking a Singapore Sling.

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