You already know you deserve a manicure, but keep summer in your heart all day long with some tropical colours to brighten your day.

Soft Grey

A softer charcoal takes the old black or white nail and gives it a chic update. A lighter, softer shade of grey is perfection in summer as it isn’t too bold to draw attention but it definitely styles up your nails. You can get either a matte or a shine polish, either will suit, but try to keep your nails short and neat for this colour (a square shape works best).

 

Orange

Always a favourite, and a wonder in summer for brightening up an outfit, a bright orange is the way to go. Get yourself a tangerine colour and watch your manicure go from regular to magnifique in seconds. Orange as a shade can have the tendency to stain the nail underneath if left too long or applied incorrectly, so remember to ask your nail technician to apply a high quality undercoat before the orange or else try not to keep the colour too long.

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Pastel Yellow

A rare shade worn only by the summeriest of those amongst us, never underestimate the power of the pastel yellow. Again, this shade works best on short, neat nails, but if you love wearing gold jewellery then this colour will make them stand out even more.

Fuchsia

How can you ever go wrong with pink? It worked for Elle Woods and now it will work for you. The louder the pink the better with this colour, and square nails can give that gel polish the finish it needs for the summer months ahead. Think pink, my friends!

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Teal

It really is all about the colours this summer, and we teal-ly like the colour teal on our nails. Making a comeback into fashion, teal works best in a shine finish, and when paired with a cute white summer dress you will turn heads walking into your summer party.

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Mermaid Blue

The Little Mermaid’s choice of manicure (probably) you can now live out your “under the sea” dream of having a mermaid tail colour on for your pampering session. A rich blue topped with some seriously cool blue sparkles will get you in the mood for splashing about and diving for pearls on your next junk adventure (just wear sunscreen and don’t swim intoxicated, mermaids are sensible in the water).

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Cocoa Nails

Shimmer, shine, and glitter some more in the sun with a cocoa coloured manicure. Nothing compliments sun-kissed skin more than a sun-kissed colour like cocoa. Opt for a shade that has lots of shine to it, and if you find cocoa a little overwhelming as a colour for all your nails then have one feature nail sparkly and the rest in a soft beige or cream. Or, if you’re feeling daring, get a nice gold reverse French manicure over the cocoa (to see what a reverse French manicure is then check out our French Manicure Twist guide

Palm Trees

Okay so technically not a shade of colour, but we are drooling over how beautiful a soft pastel base looks with silhouetted palm trees to boot. You can have one on each finger, or again a seriously cool feature nail design, either way you’re going to feel like you are sipping on coconuts by the water every time you look down.

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You already know you deserve a manicure, but keep summer in your heart all day long with some tropical colours to brighten your day. Soft Grey A softer charcoal takes the old black or white nail and gives it a chic update. A lighter, softer shade of grey is perfection in summer as it isn’t…