First up is Essie’s Blanc. This is a classic white cream shade that I’m pretty sure everyone has (or has heard of). I love this color for summer because it looks so incredible with a tan. It’s a classic color that looks good with everything, and I how clean and simple it is. This one is pretty opaque, so you only need two full coats for a solid mani.
For a bright pop of color, Essie’s Clambake is my go-to. If I had to pick only one nail polish for the entire summer, it would be this one. Clambake is a gorgeous orange red with a gel-like finish, and only takes a couple coats for opaque color. I’m a huge fan of orange-toned reds for summer because they are so bright and fun. If you’re wanting something summer-y for your toes, this is it.
If I’m wanting something more pastel but still fresh for summer, I go with Essie’s Bikini So Teeny. This is a shade I picked up at the recommendation of several of my favorite bloggers, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a pastel cornflower blue that is super opaque. In the bottle it looks a bit shimmery, but once it’s applied it looks like a standard cream.
My final summer favorite is Essie’s Splash Of Grenadine. This is the prettiest pinky-purple cream – it reminds me of the color of the sky when the sun is setting on a summer day. You can get away with 2 coats, but I think three coats looks best (if you can sit still long enough for each coat to dry, which I’m horrible at lol). I really like this one for a fun, everyday shade, and it’s another color that looks awesome for a pedicure.
What are your favorite nail polishes for summer?