I love summer! It seems like there are so many creative ways to express yourself at this time of year. As far as beauty is concerned, I think that these feelings come from no longer having to be swaddled in a hundred layers. No one gets to see you when you’re all bundled up and darting from place to place. Maybe you don’t live somewhere as cold as I do, but I think you get the idea. The warmer weather months are just so freeing.
One body part that emerges in a big way at this time of year is toes, so this is a great time to think about how you are going to pretty them up. Once you’ve sandblasted away all the dry skin and calluses that have built up over the winter, try one of these fresh new colors (also great for finger nails).
Go bright or go home:
If you’re ready for your toes to emerge with a bang then grab for one of the ultra brights on the market this season. Try Essie’s Fear or Desire for a dazzling pop of orange, Sephora by OPI in Cab Fare to give your nails a touch of sunshine or Butter London’s Disco Biscuit for some sultry pink flash.
Inspired by the delicate blossoms and first blooms? Try one of this season’s delicate pinks or purples. Orly’s Prelude to a Kiss and Sally Hanson Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Together Forever give light washes of pastel sweetness.
Start feeling the sand on your toes:
For those who like to take their polish cues from the sparkling sand there are a few beachy offerings to choose from. Try China Glaze in Fast Track or OPI Glitzerland for the perfect touch of beigey/gold glimmer.
Soak up the sea and sky:
If you’re stuck inside, dreaming of frolicking in the water or laying on the warm grass gazing up at the peaceful sky, why not take a touch of that blue calm indoors with you? Thakoon for NARS Nail in Koliari and Kutki perfectly mimic the serenity of the ocean and sky. For blue-lovers who like a bit more excitement, Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in Coastal Surf offers a more vivid blast of blue.
It’s time to grab the phone and make that mani/pedi appointment or haul out the foot spa your grandmother gave you over the holidays. Your digits are dying to have some fun! Pick up one of these fabulous shades and start flaunting your fingers and toes.