A fresh nail polish shade will instantly upgrade your DIY mani-pedi.
Switching up your nail polish shade is a quick fix to making yourself feel pampered while expressing your personal style. Now’s the time to lean into the carefree mood of summer and test-drive new hues for a DIY mani or pedi. Whether you crave subtle neutral tones, a splash of sparkle or vibrant brights, here are six nail polish shades you need to try this season.
Level up your preference for neutral tones with Essie Expressie Nail Polish in “Multi-Player Moves.” From the brand’s Ahead of the Gamer Collection, this apricot shade activates excitement mode for any manicure or pedicure. If you’re looking to score bonus points, use “Multi-Player Moves” to execute a negative-space manicure: try painting simple graphic shapes such as diagonal lines or dots on a clear base.
Give your nails a glow up with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ Nail Colour in “Out of This Pearl.” The rose-gold iridescent shade gives a pretty hit of shimmer and flatters any skin tone with its balanced tone that’s not too frosty. The formula is modelled on gel polish, so you’ll also fall hard for the high-shine, chip-resistant finish.
If your go-to nail colour is strong and vibrant, hop on the tangerine train. L'Oréal Colour Riche Oil-Infused Nail Colour in “Lady Marmalade” is a juicy hue that looks striking and modern on any nail shape. A blend of four oils, including rose and camellia seed, ensures luxurious shine and depth of colour, while the user-friendly flexible brush resists excess polish drips.
Adorn your nails with this bold fuchsia and you’re bound to feel like you can crush any task. Revlon Ultra HD Snap! Nail Colour in “Rule The World” makes it easy to apply this dramatic shade with minimal effort: All it takes is one coat to achieve opaque, streak-free coverage, and the quick-drying formula means you can get back to being a boss sooner.
Ready to break out of a nail colour rut? Then this is the hue for you. Calling to mind a freshly cut lawn in the sunshine, Pacifica Beauty Plant Magic Polish in “Green Goddess” combines rich, long-lasting colour with a shimmering finish. The innovative vegan 16-free formula is derived from bio-sourced ingredients (think: renewable vegetable biomass) and is infused with calcium and magnesium to keep nails in tip-top shape.
Yellow is inherently upbeat, but the soft pastel hue and mod matte finish of Quo Beauty Xtreme FX Nail Colour in “Subtle Sunshine” makes it easy for anyone to wear. Try it on every nail to make your hands (or feet!) happy or use it to do a sunny-tipped French manicure for an optimistic twist on a classic.