6 statement nail shades to get your tips in the summery spirit
Not today, neutrals
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / January 14 2021
However you slice it, summer calls for a lot of hand modelling. There's just a lot more cocktail drinking and ice block holding that needs to be documented, okay?
So, it would really be a crime (at least against your Instagram feed) to not make sure your nails are looking their very chicest for all aforementioned photo opportunities.
But while intricate nail art looks are no doubt still going strong for 2021 (and the everything-at-once mani certainly remains a standout) you still can't deny the simple summery magic of a good block colour, especially when they're as bright, sunny and stunning as these ones...
Here are the polish shades we're obsessing over this summer...
Nothing pops against a (faux) summer glow like bright aqua. We like to think of it as highlighter for your hands – choose the right colour (a neon teal is foolproof, if you want our two cents) and they'll look radiant.
Try: Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish in Way To Heaven
Image via: @embrace.nails
Why leave the sparkling blue of the sea in the water when you can paint it onto your tips, too? Layer a glistening glitter polish over a frosted metallic in the same shade for the ultimate oceanic effect.
Try: KB Shimmer Set In Ocean Nail Polish over Barry M Nail Polish in Under the Sea
Image via: @frecklepusnails
A sunshine shade for the sunny season is simply a no-brainer, but look, we understand your reservations re: it looking OTT. Luckily, this glossy Chanel lacquer keeps the colour at prime levels of chic and cheeky.
Try: Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli
Image via: shaaandiego