It’s officially sandal weather, which means it’s time to step up your mani-pedi game. But instead of wearing the same polishes as everyone else, try one of these 10 gorgeous shades to stand out among the pinks, fuchsias, and corals all summer.

Habit Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool, Habit Cosmetics ($18). habitcosmetics.com

With its cute, seasonally appropriate name and striking blue hue, this will be the color you gravitate toward all summer.

RGB Cosmetics Dove

Dove, RGB Cosmetics ($18). rgbcosmetics.com

Replace your overused white polish with this lovely light gray. It still goes with any outfit, but it’s much more chic.

Dior Bleuette

Bleuette, Dior ($27). dior.com

Dior’s limited-edition pastel is the light, elegant shade that’s been missing from your beauty arsenal.

Jin Soon Ube

Ube, Jin Soon ($18). jinsoon.com

Lavender is the new pink. Pick this trendy hue over your typical pale pink next time you’re at the nail salon.

Trust Fund I Give Good Tweet

I Give Good Tweet, Trust Fund Beauty ($12). trustfundbeauty.com

It’s easy to make a statement with loud colors, but this subdued sky blue shows off your bold style just as effectively.

Deborah Lippman Beauty School Dropout

Beauty School Dropout, Deborah Lippmann ($20). deborahlippmann.com

If you have your heart set on pink, put away those bright shades and try this throwback bubblegum pink. It’s just as a fun, but it’ll get you twice the compliments.

Lauren B. Beauty

Ivy at the Shore, Lauren B. ($18). laurenbbeauty.com

Channel your inner mermaid all summer with this glamourous metallic teal polish.

YSL Beauty Jaline

Jaune Babouche, YSL ($28). yslbeautyus.com

Make your nails shine as bright as the sun with YSL’s classic yellow polish.

Nars Night Out

Night Out, Nars ($20). narscosmetics.com

This radiant blue will cheer you up every time you look down and see it on your fingers or toes.

Chanel Organdi

Organdi, Chanel ($28). chanel.com

When you need something a little less flashy, Chanel’s summery and peachy-pink neutral will make you feel polished 24/7.


  1. Love some of these colours – the Lauren B metallic turquoise looks fabulous – I’m definitely going to try that on my ‘summer holiday’ toes! x


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