Summer Nail Colors

Summer Nail Colors

One thing I love about Summer is a bright shiny manicure or pedicure. I just can’t stay away from all the shades of pink and orange and colors inspired by cotton candy and ice pops. Aren’t they so pretty lined up there all nice? Let’s talk summer nail colors in pastel, pink, and orange.


pastel summer nail colors

Sometimes it’s fun to rock something out of the ordinary  like these colors from Joe Fresh that make me think of summer treats like sherbet and cotton candy.  JC Penney carries this line but I couldn’t find them online, you might have to check it out in store.  Pastels are fun and very on trend right now, and a fun manicure is an ideal way to play with a trend.

Orange is the new black

orange summer nail color

I love the color orange. I think Elle was wrong when she said “whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!” It’s a beautiful color and a really fun bright for summer.  The middle one, from Wet n Wild is about a dollar or so at Target and it lasts forever! Don’t underestimate a bargain brand.  The Revlon is a very true orange which probably works all year round. The OPI is a lovely coral shade “Suzy’s Hungry Again” and I’m a little bit in love with it.

Pretty in Pink

pink summer nail colors

No discussion of summer nail colors could be complete without pink. Pink is the tried and true, ultra feminine go-to color for  Summer.  From the cotton candy pastels  to the bright electric fuschias, they all work. Go a little crazy and do some two-toned pink or ombre pink patterns with your next manicure.

The extras

summer nail extras

Lastly, my favorite top and bottom coats for keeping my Summer nail colors looking good for a long time.  The base coat is grow stronger by Essie. It strengthens your nails and gives them a good base all in one. The big shiny top coat by Sally Hansen is a must have. It makes reduces drying time, which I love. I was actually really surprised at how well it works! My nail colors seem to be lasting longer with this duo as well!

So tell me, what nail colors do you like to rock during the dog days of summer?



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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.

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