Our Favorite Nail Polish Colors for Summer

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Our Favorite Nail Polish Colors for Summer

What better way to accessorize your summer outfits than with a fun mani/pedi? Try one of these Ladies’ Home Journal staffers’ fave nail polish colors to make your next manicure or pedicure really pop!


Essie Turquoise and Caicos



"My go-to summer polish is Essie's Turquoise and Caicos. I try to deviate from it and always end up going back. It's the only polish color my fiance ever notices—he loves it!" 

— Bethany Porter, Online Editor, LHJ.com


Dior Sunnies with Dior Tie and Dye



"My motto: You can't go wrong with bright coral in the summer. Right now, I'm totally smitten with Dior Sunnies (for fingers) and Dior Tie and Dye (for toes). The combo looks hot with pretty much everything, especially a turquoise ring and patent leather nude sandals. Killer!" 

— Erica Metzger, Beauty Director, LHJ.com


Revlon Charming



"I adore this pearlescent lilac shade in the summer because it works for both day and night. It's subtle enough to wear to the office, but it's fun and flirty when I wear it with my glittery gold sandals at night."

— Maggie Niemiec, Assistant Online Editor, LHJ.com


Butter London West End Wonderland



"Butter's superfine gold glitter polish is blingy in a totally classy way. I layer it over one coat of regular gold polish for the perfect go-with-everything summer pedi."

— Amanda Wolfe, Senior Editor and Digital Director, LHJ.com


Essie Bottle Service



"I love Essie's Bottle Service. I thought I'd be over neon shades, but I couldn't resist this super-bright pink. It screams summer and pops nicely against my skin."

— Nykia Spradley, Associate Beauty Editor, LHJ.com


Deborah Lippmann Mermaid Kiss



"I don't wear nail polish often, but I make an exception for this summery shade. The name itself makes me think of a mystical ocean scene, and the hints of glitter are a fun way to add some sparkle to my everyday wardrobe."

— Allison Pohle, Editorial Intern, LHJ.com


Essie Fiji



"I love the creamy pink color of this matte nail polish. Every time I've used it, multiple people have asked me if I got a manicure because of how shiny and pigmented the color is, even with just one or two coats!"

— Katie Murray, Online Intern, LHJ.com