Elle Presents the Best Summer Nail Polish Colors

Elle has a great list of some of the top colors to adorn your nails this summer. I may be a basic black girl in my wardrobe but I am excited to try some of these fun colors to brighten up my summer looks.

Summertime is ripe for fun—beginning with your nails. Here, we’ve compiled the hottest shades to dazzle your fingertips with, just in time for the Fourth of July. From classic red, white, and blue to creamy taupe and vibrant orange (shown at left), these lacquers can be rocked all summer long.

Smooth Butter London Jelly Sheer Colour in Chuffed on cuticles for juicy cantaloupe color.

Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Priti Polish in Devil’s Fig is like a burst of Day-Glo-streaked sunshine on your fingertips.

Photo: Courtesy of Priti Polish

Ocean Breeze by Revlon is a shimmering greenish-blue shade fit for a mermaid. As part of Revlon’s limited-edition Scents of Summer line, the formula is scented (take a whiff once the polish dries and you’ll swear the ocean is at the end of your nose). But if you want a bottle, hurry! The scent-sational hue debuted in April and has been flying off store shelves.

Photo: Courtesy of Revlon

Part of the Sephora by O.P.I. Havana Nights collection, Midnight Mambo will instill daydreams of dancing under glittering stars as the blue summer sky darkens.

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Lavish nails with Essie Nail Polish in Pretty Edgy (part of the brand’s summer 2010 collection) and imagine standing on a bed of freshly-cut grass.

Photo: Courtesy of Essie

For ripe, tomato-red nails twist open a bottle of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast-Dry Nail Color in Sonic Bloom. The orangey hue is retro yet edgy.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen


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