Summer’s sun, sand and sea on your nails
Posted by on June 12, 2012 | 2:25 pm EST

Summer’s sun, sand and sea on your nails

Hands and feet don’t get as much exposure as it does during summer. As such, a good manicure and pedicure are two of the most important activities to knock off from your season’s to-do list. Unofficially one of the best accessories to parade throughout the skin season, Fashion Glamour rounded up the best shades and hues of the season. From Deborah Lippmann to Tom Ford, these nail lacquers are inspired by the three most important elements of summer—the sun, sand and sea.

Summer sunshine
(L-R) Wild Ginger, $18 | Yellow Brick Road, $16 | Shake Your Groove Thing, $18

For a burst of summertime sunshine, these buttery, glittery and sunset-like shades are your best picks. May it be the first crack of light on a perfect beachside morning or the afternoon’s picturesque setting of the sun; these lacquers easily stand out as one of the season’s bests.

Le Metier de Beaute’s Wild Ginger shade delivers a punch of intensity that will liven up your summer daybreaks. The straightforward intensity of Deborah Lippmann’s Yellow Brick Road is perfect for the season, while its gold-sequined Shake Your Groove Thing variant lends a sparkle just fitting for a vibrant summer manicure.

Ocean Blues
(L-R) Bon Voyage, $18 | Mermaid’s Dream, $18 | Bleu Majorelle, $25

Women yearning for the blues of the ocean will find a perfect match in one of these three colors. The azure blue waters coupled with the gentle lapping of ocean waves are ideas that are hard to match, but Le Metier de Beaute, Deborah Lippman and YSL bottled their brilliance ready for painting.

Le Metier de Beaute’s Bon Voyage, a cool teal-like concoction for a tropical vacation via a luxurious manicure. One of the season’s most favored nail lacquers, Deborah Lippman’s shimmering Mermaid’s Dream, is as calming as a still ocean as it evokes utter breeziness. One can also take your fingertips on a seaside getaway with YSL’s Bleu Majorelle.

Bronzed Out
(L-R) Burnt Topaz, $30 | Dore Orfervre, $25 | True Romance, $18

Unequivocally, bronze is the hallmark color of summer. Although wearing any two things that match in your wardrobe is often dubbed as a fashion faux pas, one gets a free pass this season as you pair your tanned skin with a manicure and pedicure in the same shade.

The metallic luster on Tom Ford’s Burnt Topaz nail lacquer will add elegance to your summer soirees, while YSL has seemingly bottled the perfect tan with its Dore Orfevre shade. Le Metier de Beaute’s True Romance nail lacquer, on the other hand, is a golden and shimmery blend that’s evocative of sandy beaches come sunset.

Photos from Neiman Marcus

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