Typically, I like painting my nails the same neutral color year round, but when summer rolls around, all I want to do is buy every bright color from the Essie display at Target.

After over a month of summer nail-polishing, I’ve found that there are about six colors in my polish rotation, and these are my absolute favorites:


Bikini So TeenyI can’t keep myself away from this color this summer. Even if I can’t squeeze in a blue blouse or accessory, this nail color is the perfect way to add a little pop to my outfit every day, without being too over the top.

Cute as a Button –  This is my favorite bubblegum pink. It’s the perfect cross between bright pink and coral for summer, and looks perfect on fingers and toes.

GeraniumAlthough it is a little on the orange-y side, this bright red is perfect for warmer months. While the colder seasons lend themselves more to deeper, darker reds, summer is the perfect time to rock a vibrant red on your fingers and your toes.

Sand TropezTo be honest, this is my go-to year round. It’s the perfect neutral shade, but I do find it appropriate in the summer as well as the winter.

Miami NiceThis is easily my favorite color to use for pedicures. The deep fuchsia color is bright enough for summer and has the perfect amount of shimmer.

Turquoise and CaicosTurquoise is the quintessential summer color. June through August is the only time of year such a bright color is appropriate for daily wear, and I take full advantage.

Lovelies, what are your go-to summer nail polish colors?

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