The 10 Best Nail Polish Shades for Summer 2017


Summertime, & the livin’ is easy :). The sunshine and warm summer nights boost up my positivity and motivate me to add some color to my wardrobe. To match my colorful outfit, I love to wear bright pinks and pastels during this season. I usually wear dark shades, but there’s something about summer that makes me want to wear really bright nails. I’ve been looking around the web for some new exciting colors and found so many beautiful releases. Also did some research on what’s trending right now, and finally came up with this little list.

So keep on scrolling to check out the best nail polish shades for this summer!

Rose Gold!


Anything rose gold will always be at the top of my list. Essie released a beautiful Gel Couture Bridal Collection this year and this shade is my favorite. Described as a chic vintage rose gold, named “To Have & To Gold” –  you can get it here (since this rose gold trend isn’t going away anytime soon!).


Mint Green


Marc Jacobs Beauty slayed with their metallic and silver shades last fall, and this year they released an amazing Enamored Nail Lacquer collection of neutrals. Among all those pretty pink shades, I picked this mint green, cause is it really summertime if there aren’t any mint colors around? Get “Good Friday” here!


Hot Pink


Girly, sweet, hot pink, “GPS I Love You” is a must – have shade from OPI’s latest “California Dreaming” collection.


Bright Orange


Coral and orange shades are trending, and this one called “Hot Child In The City” is my favorite from Deborah Lipmann’s latest summer color collection. Reminds me of hot summer days and sunsets on the beach. A must try!

Bright Yellow


Vivid, bright, exotic…Need I say more? This color is so stunning, it basically looks like wearing sunshine on your nails. YSL La Laque Couture in “Jaune Babouche”, the brightest one on my list!


Poppy Red


Red nails are timeless, classy and can be worn year round and on any occasion. My personal all time favorite nail color! I own so many shades of red and during the summertime I like to wear the bright tones. The Smith & Cult nail polishes are amazing in packaging and quality, so I just had to add this beautiful red in Kundalini Hustle” to my list.


Moss Green



Zoya just released their “Wanderlust” summer collection and this shade stood out to me the most. Described as a shimmering moss green color, “Scout” is such a unique nail polish and it kinda reminds me of a tropical forest :).


Vivid Violet


From the “Summer Reign” collection by China Glaze, this vibrant violet shade will bring some serious summer vibes to your manicure! Named just like their new collection, you can get it here.


Mermaid Blues



Yes, I’m a Marc Jacobs fan and I can’t help it! 🙂 Not a new release, but this beautiful nail polish reminds me of mermaids and the mysterious ocean waters. The shade’s called “Blue Velvet” and you can get it here!


Wild Nudes


In my humble opinion, a nail polish list can not be completed without a beautiful pink nude shade. I’m just so crazy about neutral tones and I’m always eager to try new ones, so when I scrolled through Essie’s “The Wild Nudes 2017 Collection” I instantly fell in love with “Bare With Me”. It’s so cute and feminine…And you can get it here :).


And lastly…Pop on nails!


Although this post is about 10 best nail polishes, I just had to add these pop on nails! Chromatic nails are a huge trend this year, and Lime Crime made things easy for us by releasing these iridescent shades that you can pop on and have a full manicure done in just 10 minutes. My favorite shade is “Baby Baby” and you can see the rest of the collection here!


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What are your favorite summer nail polish shades? Would you wear any of the colors above?

Let me know in the comments below!

Xoxo, Ana.

23 thoughts on “The 10 Best Nail Polish Shades for Summer 2017

  1. You just reminded me I am in serious need of a mani pedi… and I am in love with both those Marc Jacob polishes!!

    1. Haha I actually did a full mani and pedi after I finished writing this post 😀
      And yes, Marc Jacobs always come up with the best shades! <3

  2. Oh summer. It was all about the bright colors and sparkle. I wore yellow nail polish just like with Jaune Babouche. I get a lot of compliments that I use my yellow nail polish almost the whole summer but it was in different designs.

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