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Summer Nail Polish: Top 13 Picks

By Janice Wasem / May 25, 2016
Polishing nails, adding nice colors

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means. Beach outings, sun-kissed skin, lazy days by the pool… Basically, living the life! The sun’s come to celebrate a whole new season, and gone are the gloomy and shady days, in are the brightest colors and atrocious heat!

Tons of different apparels and colors

Get acquainted with summer’s colors (photo: uktights.com)

Not only that, but a whole new season means new summer colors and patterns for kids and adults alike. With new styles popping up right in time for the new season to emerge, it’s about time to get acquainted with this summer’s latest fashion trends. With tons of apparel and clotheslines popping up in stores, there’s only one thing that’s missing: accessories!

2 girls have tons of accessories to choose from

Choose from an array of colorful accessories to accentuate any look (photo: womenally.com)

A girl can’t go without her accessories, and it’s the smallest details of a look that makes the essence of your style. From necklaces to something as small as toe rings, it’s what makes you, well, YOU.

Various nail polish colors

Nails are also necessary to be polished and made to look good (photo: bpc.h-cdn.co)

It isn’t only the jewelry we wear on our upper bodies and feet, but we have got to do something with our nails as well. After all, what look would not be complete without a bit of color on our hands and feet? Nail polish does not only make you look great, but also shows that you care about the little parts of your body too, showing good hygiene and love. And now, we’ll be showing you the best nail polish to try out for summer 2016.

After careful review of the new trendy colors (pantone and neon are definitely popular ones!), here are the top 13 picks of nail polish for the summer:

1. NARS Iconic Nail Polish (Ikiru Blue)

NARS iconic nail polish in Ikiru Blue

Bold blues and pastel colors are in this summer so mix these colors to get that summer feel (photo: brostrick-prod.s3.amazonaws.com)

Bold blues and pastel colors are in this summer, and what better way to mix these colors up by painting a creamy blue on your nails? You’ll look fresh and warm with the blue colors, matching the waters and looking smooth with NARS’ nail polish! Made of quality ingredients, these will last long with minimal chipping, which is exactly what’s needed when having fun under the sun.

2. Zoya in April (Nude colors)

Zoya in April in nude color

This polish has a perfect nude color that will match any skin color (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Nude colors exude simplicity and beauty in a woman without it looking too plain, and with summer approaching, you’ll want to look elegant but natural, too. Zoya’s nail polish has a perfect rosy nude color that will match about any skin color. It’s a safe shade that can be played with simple outfits, and with the nude color, you will end up looking clean and fresh.

3. Tom Ford (Indian Pink)

Tom Ford in Indian Pink

Coming in light magenta, this pastel color is beautiful in any skin color (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Coming in light magenta, this pastel color is beautiful in any skin color, matching cute floral outfits are sure to brighten up your summer! Go out of the house looking bright and airy with shades of pink. The mixture of bold and light shades gives off a warm but friendly look, which is what summer is all about!

4. Smith & Cult (Bitter Buddhist)

Smith & Cult in Bitter Buddhist

Another pastel mix of this dark color will look beautiful on pantone colored outfits (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Who said green is an ugly neon color? Another pastel mix of this dark color, it will look beautiful on pantone colored outfits. Green is an elegant color that goes well with either dark or light skin tones, and whether you’re wearing all black or all white, you’ll definitely look classy with Smith & Cult’s mossy green colored nail polish.

5. Burberry (Nude Pink)

Burberry in Nude Pink

The perfect shade for those wanting to look natural but vibrant (photo: media.brostrick.com)

A nude color mixed with a bit of pink, a combination of the trending colors this summer is one of the “in” things of 2016. This is the perfect shade for those wanting to look natural but vibrant at the same time, looking cute but exuding class when wearing a classic all white suit for the work week. The colors of Summer 2016 don’t only go for those on vacation, but for business, too!

6. Essie (Lounge Lover)

Essie in Lounge Lover

Pantone pink mixed with bright peach is a beautiful shade for those first dates or a chill night out (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Pantone pink mixed with a bright peach, this is definitely a beautiful shade for those first dates or another chill night out with the girlfriends! Lounge lover is a perfect name for this shade, as the look you’re after here is comfort with a bit of a flirty side. Also looking a bit of a nude color, this is best for dark outfits to show that you’re balanced with both a good and bad side.

7. JINsoon (Kookie White)

JINsoon in Kookie White

With a little gray mixed into it, this shade will show that you’re classic with a bit of a “kook” side (photo: brostrick-prod.s3.amazonaws.com)

Who said white was out this season? Though pastel colors and bright neon is coming in this season, white will always remain the staple color 365 days a year. With a little gray mixed into it, this shade will show that you’re classic with a bit of a “kook” side, hence the color name! Great for work or a fancy party, your outfit will be complete with this shade of white.

8. Chanel (Gitane)

Chanel in Gitane

this red/orange shade is something best to show your boldness and confidence in your style (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Who knew Chanel also released nail polish, too? Known for its bags, they also have different types of nail polish that would be the perfect match for their other products as well. This time, this red/orange shade is something best to show your boldness and confidence in your style, looking great in elegant dresses and suits. You’ll turn heads with the bold colors as you go to work or achieve that tan by the beach.

9. OPI (Let Me Bayou A Drink)

OPI in Let Me Bayou A Drink

A quirky name for a quirky color, this blush pink shade will show your flirtatious side as you go for a night out with friends and meet new people (photo: media.brostrick.com)

A quirky name for a quirky color, this blush pink shade will show your flirtatious side as you go for a night out with friends and meet new people. You may not be the one buying the drinks, but you certainly be a head turner with innocent but flirty colors when wearing the shades of summer. This is best for a summer night, may it be in the club or by the bonfire.

10. Dior (Bleuette)

Dior in Bleuette

Show your nails off and exaggerate your look with this shade and glittery shimmer (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Pale aqua, this is a combination of the pastel color with pantone. It’s also got a glittery shimmer to it to show that you’re classic with a bit of a fun side. Show your nails off and exaggerate your look with this shade. Great for a day out by the beach, your dark skin tone will brighten as you have fun under the sun with pastel shades and a rockin’ bikini.

11. Butter London (English Lavender)

Butter London in English Lavender

Mixed in with a bit of brightness, this lavender shade shows off a vibrant side of you (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Purple doesn’t mean sadness or confusion, it means stylish and bold! Mixed in with a bit of brightness, this lavender shade shows off a vibrant side of you. A mix of this cold shade will show that you’re a cool chick who’s ready to beat the summer heat but still enjoy the warm rays of the sun with its light shade mixed in with the violet.

12. Estee Lauder (Hot Coral)

Estee Lauder in Hot Coral

A bold shade that goes well with even bolder colors shows your vivacity and clarity in your outfits with this reddish pink color (photo: media.brostrick.com)

A bold shade that goes well with even bolder colors shows your vividity and clarity in your outfits with this reddish pink color. This looks great on your business outfits, to show that you want to look professional, but in style too! This hot coral is mixed in with a few light shades.

13. Lancome (Glitter Shades in Noveau Gold)

Lancome in Noveau Gold

Metallic colors are trending this summer so why not give it a shot and wear your little black dress to match this shade of glimmer gold (photo: media.brostrick.com)

Now this is the perfect shade for a night out with friends, as this color won’t only show your classy and fun side, but it will shimmer in the dark, drawing attention to you and your sense of style. Glitter isn’t just for kids, but for a girls’ night out in the club as well. Metallic colors are trending this summer 2016, so why not give it a shot and wear your little black dress to match this shade of glimmer gold?

Thirteen isn’t an unlucky number when it comes to choosing the top colors of nail polish this season. With tons of brands to choose from, you have now got a basis on the latest colors and trends for this summer, now all you have to do is find a suitable color for your skin tone and style, and own it!

Finding great nail polish isn’t a difficult task, whether you’re on a budget or looking for hard to find colors, all it takes is a click of a button or a visit to your favorite shop. You never know, you might even strike a deal when purchasing online. The search engine is your best bud here (well, next to diamonds), so don’t be afraid to give it some love and check for reputable online shops and more advice on cute nail polish to try out for the season.

Girls having a pedicure party

Feel and look great for the summer with cute nails (photo: cdn.c.photoshelter.com)

Play around with the colors, enjoy the summer vacation and spend some quality time with your girlfriends with a makeover. It’s a great time to unwind and get a great pedicure with the ladies as a way to ready yourselves for the next big summer outing. Feel and look great for the summer with cute nails!