Sandal season is here, people! This is not a drill! Get your tootsies into a pedi stat and celebrate the summer season with these three nail polish trends and some polishes to go with them.
Channel your inner Ariel with some aquatic hues for your next mani-pedi. From true blues to aquamarine to turquoise, these colours inspire seaside visits or days by the pool and will keep you looking cool when the temperatures start to rise. Get the look: The cool purple Chanel Le Vernis in Lavanda ($31, chanel.ca) is a perennial shade that is unexpected but oh-so-fun in the summer months. Hard Candy Nail Lacquer in Record Breaker ($4, available at Walmart) is a fun blue-teal hue that recalls tropical oceans and the iridescent turquoise OPI Nail Lacquer in This Color is Making Waves ($12, available at professional salons) comes from the Hawaii collection, so you know it’s ready for the beach.
While we love a true neutral fragrance, this is summer we’re talking about and no one has time for skin-coloured nail polish this time of year. Sorry. Swap out your nude for a light pastel or even… wait for it… white. Against your sunkissed glowy skin, these nouveau neutrals will pop without being too in your face. Get the look: Dior Vernis in Sunwashed ($28, available at The Bay) is a sunny lemon merengue yellow that will help bring the sunshine with you wherever you go. Sephora Formula X in White Matter ($13, sephora.ca) is a true blanc shade that will bring a fun pop to your summertime pedi and Yves Rocher Nail Lacquer in Soft Coral ($6, yvesrocher.ca) will bring that peachy keen beachy vibe with you everywhere you go.
Go bright or go home
The epitome of the summer colour spectrum, neons are the hot weather mani-pedi staple. These puppies really don’t need any introduction, but in case you need more of a reason to rock these bright hues, they help enhance your tan (duh) and well, bright weather should always equal bright colours in every single way. Get the look: China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Glow With the Flow ($8, ulta.com) is the bright pink your nails have been craving. Essie Nail Polish in Melody Maker ($10, available at Shoppers Drug Mart) is a bright teal shade that brings the music festival with you wherever you go and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Super Charge ($12, available at Shoppers Drug Mart) is a neon lemon-lime shade that will definitely make a statement. Because if it’s not super bright what’s the point, right?