5 Of The Hottest Nail Polishes For Summer

Sprucing up your nails is one of the easiest, most lively ways to play with your beauty look. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to jump on fun trends while we transition from our spring looks. We looked at stats and spoke to nail experts, and they’ve given us insight into the colours, shapes, and finishes that will champion this season — and the best tips on how to get the looks at home!

This summer, it’s all about bold nail colours, fun nail art, and almond-shaped nails. This year’s best daring colours are different from the vibrant corals and neon oranges of the past: muted peaches and cornflower blues are having their time in the sun. You can also try shaking up your look with nail art. Eye-catching graphic lines and rainbow manicures will reign. Scroll down for the hottest summer 2019 nail colour and nail art trends, and the products that will help you achieve them.



OPI Nail Lacquer in Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet


“For summer, it’s the best time to go a bit bolder with your colour choices–without going too far outside of your comfort zone,” says Eleanor Langston, the Chief Creative Officer of Paintbox, a nail salon in New York City. “Lemon yellow is surprisingly flattering on all skin tones.” This happy colour will help to brighten your day!



Essie Nail Polish in Bikini So Teeny


Bring out a soothing blue that looks good year-round. Cornflower blue shades like this one are effortlessly chic, and might just give your classic red manicure a run for its money.



Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Forever Fades Fast

Match your beauty look to the warm summer days with a pretty polish that helps turn up the heat. This color is eye-catching without being too dramatic. 

Next time you’re at your local nail salon, you could get this color as a powder dip. Pinterest saw a 442% increase in interest in powder dip nail trends this year, which start with a base coat, a dip into powder, and repeat until the finish is as shiny and smooth as gel.



Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Ladies Night


Long gone are the days where nude polish strictly means matching it to your skin shade. This rich neutral compliments every skin tone and will go with everything you own. Langston calls rich, cinnamon-caramel colors like this one “the new neutral.”

Almond Shaped Nails
Summer Nail Trends - Almond Shaped Nails

Square, oval, and coffin nails are all great but this year’s hottest nail shape is the almond: a more narrow version of the oval. The nut-inspired nail shape is widest as its base, has slightly rounded edges, and is slightly more narrow at the very tip. Pinterest saw a 97% increase in searches for it since last year.

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