Daily Dose of Design: The Best Nail Polish Shades to Try this Summer

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Best Nail Polish Shades to Try this Summer


Happy first (full) day of summer! So, so excited it's finally here! And there's no better way to kick the best season ever off than with a fresh mani that goes perfectly with a golden, glowing tan - summer manicures are the best thing ever! I'm one of those people who really doesn't enjoy going to the nail salon but love having my nails done. Whether you're more of a bold, statement maker with polish shades or prefer more subtle tones (or constantly do different shades of white on repeat - guilty!), these colors are must tries for summer and whether you're getting your nails done or doing them yourself, you need to try them out this season!

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If you opt for a gel polish manicure, I HIGHLY recommend the Perfect Match line by Le Chat. They have tons of colors and it lasts for a minimum of two weeks with no chips! I've always been a fan of OPI polishes but I've found that their gel polish line isn't nearly as good. If your salon doesn't carry Le Chat, you can buy tons of colors here! They're affordable and it's great to have especially if it's a cult-favorite of yours! ;)

When you need a quick mani and want to do it yourself, the Essie Gel Couture line is SO good. It's super easy to apply and really works just as well! It lasts a long time and there's so many colors that it's impossible to choose, just what you need right? ;) I've found that the Essie Gel Couture Top Coat makes it last even longer - and I've even started applying it to my regular polish, DIY manis too.

This is what I have on my nails right now - kind of obsessed! It's called "Moonshine" and it's a Perfect Match shade. I got it at done at my salon and it's a gel polish, #221. It's a light periwinkle and it's such a perfect summer color!

Here's some more fun colors to try this summer:


What's your go-to summer nail polish color? Leave me some recommendations in the comments, I'm always looking to try new colors (and brands too)!
XOXO -A


25 comments:

  1. I've never seen the perfect match line. Your essie manicure looks amazing!

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  2. Great colors! Teal tends to be my go-to color. I've been using the Wet n' Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel polishes when I do my nails myself.

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  3. I am all about the pinkey-nude colors for summer! I love Essie polishes best!

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  4. I love OPI polishes! They have so many great colors.

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  5. A summer pink is always my go to!

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  6. Such pretty and joyful colors for summer!

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  7. I'm heading to the salon tomorrow for a mani-pedi and I'm inspired to try something outside of my traditional red! I may even go with that teal!

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  8. I love all your nail polish picks! They are all so pretty. I'm a fan of the pale pinks with a hint of white too and of course the classic white too!

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  9. I love OPI and that pink is too perfect!

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  10. I love the Essie Gel Couture line -- my fave! I love the colors you've shared too.

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  11. I love the teal, and especially love the teal-family colors in Essie! Super cute!

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  12. These are such pretty colors for summertime! I really love Essie polish. :)

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  13. I love all of these polish picks!! My staple no matter the season is a pale pink polish.

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  14. I really love the teal. Since I wear black that would look really great to add a splash color.

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  15. That OPI pink shade is my ideal colour for everything!!! Such a gorgeous, vibrant pink. I want a house that colour! 😂

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  16. I did my nails in an Essie Gel Couture color last night and loved it so much that I got some more colors!

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  17. I usually go with any shade of pink, but you just sold me on trying out teals next time I do my nails!

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  18. I love teal and purple, but pinks and corals are my go-tos! I love bright colors for summer.

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  19. The Corals are my favourite! All summer!

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  20. I was just telling my boyfriend yesterday that I really need to do my nails and toes. I love these shades, especially the teal one. That is gorgeous!

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  21. Call me weird, but my fave color to wear is actually black!!!

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  22. Essie is my favorite nail polish! I am always drawn to pinks and blues in the summer.

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  23. Essie's gel couture line is fabulous - I have quite a few polishes from it and lovelovelove!

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  24. For summer, I have been loving anything bright nails. Although I go back to my favorite black polish every now and then lol I need to try the Essie Gel Couture.

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  25. I just bought a new teal color for summer - I did my toes with it and I'm loving it!

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