In honor of manicure Monday, I wanted to share some of the
best nail polishes and manicure styles for this summer. There is definitely
something for every personality and a way to turn away from a boring manicure
and to spice things up including a wide variety of bright and pale colors as
well as new twists on some classic styles.
Up first is the two-tone manicure, this is where you can change up the classic French manicure and stay away from light pinks and white. There are a few different ways to get this look and it can be done with pretty much any colors you like. The biggest trick is finding colors that complement one another rather than work against each other, and whether you want to try a diagonal line across your nail, an inverted triangle or the simple arch line on the top, you can make this work for you and your style.
Not only is this a great way to make an older style your own, it is a great way to combine two of this season’s biggest nail polish trends by adding a glimpse of metallic into this look. I am a huge fan of metallic colors, but having all metallic nails can be quite overwhelming, so allowing the line in your two-tone look to be a metallic will still give you the edge you seek without crossing the line into tacky. My favorite manicure that combines these two looks is a black polish on the nails with a copper metallic color as the line, I am always a fan of darker nail polishes but adding this twist allows the look to become more summer friendly and not as harsh. The Essie
Metallic Collection is great to get this look, and not only does it come in the copper, but there is also a light purple and blue that are great for a brighter summertime look.
Pale nails aren’t a surprise to see in the summer because it
is a natural instinct for women to automatically grab the light pinks for the
warm weather, but it was surprising to see how much momentum this trend got at
fashion shows in the spring. It seemed all the top designers were having their
models wear milky shades, pure whites, and even cream colors. Personally, I am a
huge fan of white and beige nails for the spring and summer. Also, having a
white base color can allow you to use the lighter metallic polishes for the two-toned look. The white from the Essie
Poppi-Razzi collection is perfect for a crisp clean look. For my nude color
I have fallen in love with the Butter
London ‘All Hail the Queen’ beige.
On top of metallic colors and the pale nails there are also a lot of pastels being seen on the streets this summer and not only in clothing trends. It is not a secret that mint seems to be the color of the season, so naturally women have started using this color for their manicures, and personally, I love the look. My top two colors for this pastel trend are the mint and coral. Once again the Essie collect has come to the rescue with Mint Candy Apple and Coral Reef.
Whether you are seeking an edgy look, a clean crisp color or a bright statement nail, this season has provided different looks for each.
Try something new with your nails this season!