It’s the middle of July, and while major retailers like Target and Kohl’s are already starting to air back-to-school commercials (um, hello, we’re still in summer…), take the time to enjoy the remainder of the season and the unusually warm weather with a hot summer trend: neon nails. Summer practically screams bright colors, from tops and cut-offs to shoes and accessories. But if you’re still too shy to make a full commitment to color, why not try out the look on your fingers or toes?
A bright mani or pedi not only makes your skin more tan next to a LWD, but instantly boosts your mood. OPI released a limited-edition line of vivid pigments as park of a mini pack called “Outrageous Neons”, which includes a white basecoat, a shiny topcoat and four vibrant shades, all under $20.
Check out my picks for a rainbow confection of haute statement-making glory:
American Apparel Neon Nail Polish in Neon Red, $6
Deborah Lippmann in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, $16
Sephora by OPI in Paisley Attention to Me, $9.50
Thakoon for NARS in Amchoor, $18
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Smash, $14
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Nail Color in Mint Sprint, $4.95
Butter London in Slapper, $14
Orly in Skinny Dip (blue), $16 (part of “Feel the Vibe” 4-piece kit)
nails, inc. in Holland Park, $9.50
China Glaze in Shocking Pink, $7
Essie in Lights, $8