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Summer Nail Trends

Nail trends

Summer is here and it might have caught some of you so fast that you haven’t yet fully updated your summer wardrobe, afterall, we weren’t entirely sure that she would show up! Never fear there is an easy way to update your look instantly, one that can even be done on your lunch hour, the answer lies in your nails.

Designers have released wonderful shades of summer brightness in a bottle and are all available now.


I have always used Chanel as my safe go-to for traditional red and pink colours and never really thought of Chanel for up to the minute on trend nail polish shades.  Imagine my delight, then, when I saw these were released for Spring Summer:

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Les Vernis by Chanel

The coral colour is on trend for summer as it is perfect in shade and texture, while the blue and green are shimmery metallic which seem to change in tone and texture with the light.


YSL have embraced the fashion world’s love for dip dye tones and come up with a brand new concept, layering three tones in one bottle to get three looks.  They are surprisingly easy to use:  take the brush out smoothly and paint straight on to nails for a solid coat, swish the coats around for a dip dye look or shake the bottle up to add a shimmer to nails.

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YSL Dip Dye

In this case it is all about texture, don’t expect a smooth finish.


Dior nail polishes perform hard and are always my selection when on the go. Perfectly in keeping with the ”girl on the go” Dior have created these twin pairings – two completely different, yet complimentary shades.

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Dior Vernis

 You can grab them and pair them with very little thought, imagine turquoise on your fingers and pink on your toes or be bold and paint a pinky in a contrast shade.

Lovely shades of summer in a bottle , just in time for flip flop season.


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