Our summer 2012 beauty trend countdown: bold nails

Want to know how to look beautiful and totally on trend this summer? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you the beauty trends you need to know about and incorporate into your routine, stat–and the products that will give you the looks in a flash.

This week, we’re bringing you bold nails. These aren’t the normal pinks and reds you may be used to. No, we’re talking colors like orange, yellow and green–definitely made for getting you and your nails noticed!

Purple-Nail-Polish-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgPurple
From lavender and lilac to violet and plum, purple is one of the hot colors of the season!

Dermelect Luxurious

A gorgeous, creamy lilac that’s formulated with UV protection.
$14 at dermelect.com

Deborah Lippmann Private Dancer
Packed with shimmer to produce a gorgeous mirrored finish.
$18 at nordstrom.com

Zoya Charisma
This magenta/purple hybrid is super neon and equally as eye-catching on tips as on toes.
$8 at zoya.com

Avon Luxe Lavender
When a nail color is right, it’s right! This one really is both luxe and lavender. It hits the nail right on the head, so to speak.
$3.49 at avon.com

Blue-And-Green-Nails-Summer-2012-Trends.jpgGreen and blue
These two colors have been accenting tips and toes for awhile now. The difference this season? They’re bolder and brighter than ever before.

China Glaze Ride the Waves
The deep blue just makes us want to go surfing!
$6.49 at sallybeauty.com

butter LONDON Slapper
This gorgeous creamy teal is on our must list.
$14 at beauty.com

Orange-Nail-Polish-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgOrange
Nothing says dog days of summer more than bright orange nails. We love this color on toes so much, sometimes we paint them with it in the dead of winter! But this season, let your tips get a little of the glory.

NCLA I’m With The Band
A little shimmer punches up this hot orange polish quite nicely.
$16 at shopncla.com

Chanel Holiday
Who wouldn’t a little luxury on her nails? Especially when it’s this amazingly bright polish by Chanel.
$26 at chanel.com

MAC Morange
This bright cream is part of MAC’s new Nail Lacquer collection, and we’re certainly pleased it made the cut.
$16 at maccosmetics.com

CND Electric Orange
With this polish on our nails, we can’t help but wish for an orange creamsicle.
$9 at goindulge.com

Zoya Paz
If you’re looking for an electrifying neon, you’ve found it.
$8 at zoya.com

Yellow-Nail-Polish-Summer-2012-Beauty-Trends.jpgYellow
Nothing makes us think of sunny days more than a bright yellow nail polish. And while this is a tricky hue for some skin tones to pull off, it just makes every day seem brighter and better.

Avon Sunshine
How could you not have a bright sunshine-y day with this nail polish by your side?
$3.49 at avon.com

Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road
Make like Dorothy and click your heels, because this gorgeous yellow is tip-tapping its way into your life.
$16 at beauty.com

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