10 Sunny Polishes for the Perfect Summer Mani

Summer is the season for fun and frequent polish changes, and with sunny, show-stopping hues like these on deck, why wouldn’t we sport a new color every week? This season, it’s all about subtle pops of color and precious metals.

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Jin Soon in Scuba ($18)

Inspired by shallow Caribbean waters, this deep teal—one of three polishes created in collaboration with resort label Flagpole—glides on smoothly as it delivers crucial UV protection to your tips.


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Nails inc Flock You Polish Duo ($15)

A vibrant fuchsia and copper-coral hue combine in the ultimate nail duo. Wear one on your nails and the other on your toes for summer vibes from head to toe.


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essie in All Daisy Long ($9)

This white, opalescent shade catches compliments when worn on its own—apply two coats for maximum oomph—or on top of your go-to polish. 

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Lauren B. Summer in Provence ($18)

Taking a cue from the French countryside, this calming hue is equal parts fun and sophisticated. Even better, one coat is all you need for a rich, chip-resistant finish.


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Chanel Le Vernis in Légereté ($28)

This soft, mossy green works through every season, plays well with all skin tones and packs enough shine that you can skip the top coat. 


6/11

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Ceremony of Secrets ($18)

A chic upgrade for glitter-filled polish we know and love, loads of microglitter lets this rose gold option to go on smoothly and in a single swipe.


7/11

côte No. 116 ($18)

Yellow is in. The latest way to wear the of-the-moment color: a swipe of this neon, ultra-flattering polish (it makes your hands and feet look tanner!). Be sure to follow with a high-shine topcoat. 

8/11

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Baby Blue Eyes ($22)

This sweet, silky blue makes even the stormiest days a little bit brighter. 


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Christian Louboutin Loubiflash in Crosta Meteor ($30)

Christian Louboutin's first-ever neon lacquers do not disappoint: The pigment is just as vibrant on the nail as it is in the bottle and delivers high-shine with every coat. 


10/11

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Flamingo Float ($5)

Like your favorite pink but better, subtle shimmer catches the light in this coral-meets-red hybrid. (One try and you'll be hooked.)


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Paul & Joe Limited Edition Nail Polish in Tan Lines ($16)

A fresh take on the classic nude manicure, this neutral option reminds us of champagne and poolside lounging. Scoop it up before it's gone! 


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