Favorite Summer Nail Polishes

I like to paint my nails all year round, but there’s something about summer that makes me more excited to do so. I love picking out summery shades and even attempting some nail art if I’m feeling brave. ūüėČ I’ve put together my favorite summer nail polishes – some bold, some more muted – but they’re all fun and summery.

Summer nail polishes

Sinful Colors in Island Coral – I love this brand as it’s really affordable, but the polishes are pretty good quality and last a decent amount of time without chipping. I know some color trends might come and go, but I always think that coral is perfect for summer.

elf Cosmetics Nail Polish in Nude – As much as I like having fun nails, sometimes it’s nice to wear a muted color. This is a pinky brown nude, and although it’s not a true nude for me as I’m pretty pale, it’s a flattering color regardless.

Essie Mint Candy Apple – I can’t get enough of this color. I love mint, and this shade¬†is perfect. Mint nails are my go-to no matter the time of year, and I think this particular polish is good for summer because the hint of blue just says “summer!” to me.

Revlon Parfumerie in Pink Pineapple – When I was younger, I was obsessed with scented nail polish. When I saw this in store, I was intrigued but skeptical, because¬†I didn’t really think the scent would be so true to the name or I figured it wouldn’t be good quality. I’m glad I tried it, because¬†it totally proved me wrong. The color is a really pretty pale pink, and the scent smells exactly what I’d imagine a pink pineapple to smell like. It makes me want to sip a fruity drink on the beach.

Maybelline Color Show in Shocking Seas – I think the name is fitting for this color, because¬†the color does remind me of the sea. I’ve also been really impressed by this collection of nail polishes, because they’re really affordable and come in so many fun colors and glitters and other embellishments. I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with them and have to say they’re pretty decent quality, especially for the price.

What’s your go-to nail polish color for summer?

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5 Summer Beauty Favorites

While to some summer is about getting a tan, summer to me is about enjoying the weather and fun activities, but still protecting my skin. I definitely embrace summery scents and colors, but¬†it’s a plus when a product also has some added sun protection! Here are my five favorite summer beauty products.

Summer favorites

1. Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner – I have curly hair and this is a nice detangler. It claims to¬†protect against the sun and is like a “sun screen for your hair”, which is definitely an added bonus.

2. Pur~lisse Pur~Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer – I’ve been lucky to get several samples of this in various beauty subscriptions. I like it because it moisturizes and has SPF 30, but it doesn’t feel heavy.

3. Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched – This has been my go-to lip balm for a while now. I put it under some of my more drying lipsticks and it works like a charm. I also wear it if I’m going out quick to run some errands. It¬†has SPF 20.

4. Pink Quartz Minerals Bronzer in Rio Glow РPink Quartz Minerals has been a long time favorite of mine since I discovered their Etsy store. This bronzer is perfect and fun for summer and has some gold shimmer.

5. Essie Nail Polish in Haute as Hello¬†– I love a coral nail for summer, and this is the perfect shade. I’ve had this for a while and I keep coming back to it around summertime.

What are your favorite summer beauty products?