Hands-On: Six Summer Shades to Buy Now

Stunning summer nail colors to prep your tips for sun-soaked days.

If the 80 degree days are any indication, summer is quickly approaching. Back away from dense dark colors and step into the sunlight with barely-there buffs, fiery reds and modern neons. Shop our favorite polished picks below: 


Deborah Lippmann

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Video Killed the Radio Star, $18; photo courtesy of nordstrom.com

Formula X

Formula X New Classics in Incandescent, $10; photo courtesy of sephora.com

Sephora Collection

Sephora Collection Color Hit Polish in Jungle Queen, $5; photo courtesy of sephora.com

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Lemon, $25; photo courtesy of sephora.com


Chanel LE VERNIS Nail Color in Tapage, $26; photo courtesy of neimanmarcus.com

Nails Inc.

Nails Inc. The Perfect Nude in Montpelier Walk, $11; photo courtesy of sephora.com