Nail Trends Summer 2013
By Camlyn V.
Let’s talk summer nails! This is the time when our nails and our toes come out of hibernation and into the light, which means it’s time for them to look super cute at all times.
Summer nails means bright, fun, and effortless colors that accentuate your skin complexion as well as adding just the right pop to any outfit and/or jewelry.
Oscar de la Renta‘s collection does just this. The collection, straight off of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection and is available on Net-a-Porter, in three fantastic colors, perfect for the season.
“Shock” $22 – This poppy hot-pink pairs perfectly with any outfit, whether it is casual or glam. It’ll make your tan skin look even more tan, and give your hand accessories just a tad bit of a girlish feel. A hint of pink can never go wrong.
“Envy” $22 – This shimmery mint gives your nails a nice refresher. It is a cross between pastels and the super-in glitter trend, giving you the perfect balance to both.
“Flirt” $22 – This is a flirty, pearly, white that gives your nails an amazing feminine and delicate touch. White nail polish will always be an “in” trend, but kicking it up with this sleek, pearl component – your nails go from okay to super fresh.
L’Oreal has come out with 6 different limited edition collection of nail polishes that will brighten up your mani, perfect for summer. All of these shades of pink make it easy to find the right one for you.
The “Colour Me Pink” collection of nail polishes come in Taste of Romance, Sugary Sweet, Pink Attitude, Rosy, Macaron, Berry Jealous!, and Hella Pink.
OPI has a range of different collections with different styles. Their two latest collections are Couture de Minnie and Euro Centrale. Couture de Minnie is a bright, sassy, fun array of pinks, reds, and sparkles playing up your nail texture.
“Couture De Minnie”
Euro Centrale covers all colors across the board. From pinks to oranges, blues and golds. My favorite “Can’t Find My Czech Book” and
“Eurso Euro” are two shades of blue that compliment the summer in every way. The light blue is delicate and feminine, but the darker blue – more of a royal blue makes a bold, bright, and vibrant statement.
About $8.00 each.
“Can’t Find My Czech Book”
Like OPI, Essie carries a variety of collections throughout the summer.
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Resort 2013 -
My personal favorite, Neons 2013 -
“Shake Your $$ Maker” is a super bright, vibrant, fun green that pops and shine with the summer sun. “DJ Play That Song” is a kick up from a bright pink. It’s funky and just a little different.
Essie Nail Polish $8.00 each
Wet N’ Wild
Wet N’ Wild is easier to find and cheaper with good quality. They have a different mix of textures, colors, and patterns that you can mix and match with.
Fergie recently launched a collaboration with Wet N’ Wild. Glamourous is one of our faves. You can wear it by itself, or over another color to make your nails super glam and chic. $2.99
Another cool nail polish is Gray’s Anatomy
which has this galaxy feel to it with shimmer and a mix of greens, purples, and metallics. Very in this season. $1.99
With all these choices, you’ll have colors for the entire summer!