15 best nail polishes for 2021
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The perfect touch of color
Looking to add a little flair or a lot of flair to your everyday style? A flawless manicure with one of the best nail polishes can do it any time of the year, but in the summer you can get even more playful and really turn up the volume. Think of it this way: even if it’s too hot for full makeup, you can still have fun with a really good manicure. âSummer is the time to play with color,â says Samara Walker, a beauty technician and founder of luxury vegan nail polish brand Auuda.B. She adds that the best colors this summer will range from bright pastels to neon lights, and the focus will be on nail art like French manicures, negative space and abstract art, so you can get really creative.
Whether you want to splurge on a few new bottles for your at-home manicure or pedicure routine, or prefer to shop for nail polish at the drugstore and then head to your favorite salon, we have some great choices for you, ranging from from traditional polishes to chemical-free polishes to the best gel nail polishes on the market. One thing to keep in mind, since you will be more active during the summer months: you may want to keep an eye out for formulas or chip-free topcoats. You’ll also want to bookmark this information on how to extend the life of your nail polish and remove gel nail polish, especially if you are on vacation when chipping occurs.
Orly Tangerine Dream Nail Polish
Neon colors are extremely popular right now, according to famous nail artist Brittney Boyce, founder of Nails of LA. âThink bright lime green, tangerine orange, hot pink and neon yellow,â she says. If you plan on using a solid neon, she suggests using a shorter round or natural tip so the color doesn’t look overwhelming. We love this beautiful yellow-orange shade from Orly, which has the best nail polish this season. Meanwhile, if you want to try some nail art, Boyce loves “pops of bright color on minimal bare nails.” A slanted French with a bright tint or even a simple vertical color blocking the middle of the nail can look super cool.