The Cutest Summer Nail Polish Colors For All Your Instagrams

If Mother Nature is feeling generous soon, we might actually get the summer we’ve been waiting for. With the warmer weather comes the good shit like festivals, day drinking, barbecues, and overall cuter outfits. Obviously, this explains why we live our literal best lives during the last few months of the year. The only thing to complete our summer ’18 vibes as we listen to “Nice For What” on repeat is much-needed chic manicure. Fucking bless. Here are the biggest summer nail trends and colors you have to try ASAP.

1. Mint Green

Literally no one in the world paints their nails lime green unless they want to commit social suicide. A chicer alternative is a fun mint green like Essie Empower Mint. The turquoise shade will probs make you crave margaritas and froyo more than you already do.

2. White, Fucking Duh

The color of summer is always white. Why? Because it looks good on everyone like, all the time and it’s only an added bonus that it makes you look tan, too.

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3. Mauve

Millennial pink may or may not be considered slightly overrated, so a better and trendier alternative, for those of you who are still obsessed, would be one such as OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Dulce de Leche.

4. Pastel Yellow

Speaking of this year’s new color fad, yellow is a major trend rn. Pastel yellow nails will be an even bigger one this summer, and for once, they look pretty cute.

5. Sparkly Nudes

Your “U up?” texts just got a whole lot better with upgraded nudes. Instead of totally uncool neutrals, go for something extra af like silver, dark gold, iridescent white, or beloved rose gold next month. Inspo? Refer to the Insta-worthy Nails Inc. Unicorn Nail Polish duo.

6. Coral

Nothing says you just got back from a bougie vacation where you blacked out every day like a coral manicure. The bright color makes everyone’s skin look hella bronze and makes a thirsty poolside candid look that much better—that means more likes for you, obvi.

Photos: Sharon McCutcheon / Unsplash; @essieyall, nailsenvoyage, theglitternail, nailsby_marg, dangel_beauty, missnailsforyou / Instagram

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