We are now smack dab in the dead heat of summer. Nothing quenches ‘dead heat’ like a dip in the pool.
Why not translate that cool, summery, pool-side feeling and don your nails in shades of blue?
I have been fighting this trend for awhile, trying to convince myself that shades of aqua only belong on the nails of a teen. But, after trying out a few colors out, I have to admit that I am in love with bright shades of blue…
While there are many shades of blue out on the market at every price point, I have rounded up my favorite shades. Here’s what I’m itching to wear, and already wearing:
Nailtini Straight Up Color in Adidos: This color looks universally flattering on fair and tan skin tones. I like this on hands for fair skin ladies, and on the toes of bronze beach-goers.
Essie Lapis of Luxury: This sophisticated shade of ‘bleu’ is part of Essie’s Resort Collection and works as a neutral, believe it or not. Once again, a universally flattering shade which works well on both hands and feet!
OPI Catch Me in Your Net: Part of the Summer Flutter collection, this sparkling shade of blue-green is not for the timid or shy. This shade works best on tan to darker skin tones (fearless fair-skin feel free to conquer this shade) and would look fabulous with a strappy pair of metallic sandals!
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue: This picture does not do this shade justice! This happens to be the color that swept me into the blue nail craze of summer. The actual color is much more cornflower blue and oh-so-pretty. While this color can work with most skin tones, it really pops against fair skin. But, at $2.99, everyone should give it a whirl!
Nars in Blue Lagoon: This limited edition shade is part of Nars’ Vintage Collection and I’m in love. I love the powder blue color and the hint of iridescence. This color would flatter fair to medium skin tones.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Brisk Blue: This is another winner from Sally Hansen that I tried out (with a quick swipe at the drugstore…so, so, so bad of me). This turquoise shade is bright, punchy, fun, and perfect for summer. This was a little to bright on my nails for my fair skin toned, but I could see loving it on my toes…and ahem, it’s under $5 and dries in a minute.
So, if you’re over 25 and are in a nail polish rut, go out and try a pool-side shade of blue!
*A little nail polish tip from me to you: If you’re interested in a shade, but not sure how it will look, just Google Images the brand and nail color and you’ll find tons of pictures of people modeling the shades.