Have you ever thought about painting your nails to accentuate your summer glow or bring out a bit of color in your complexion? It might sound a little random, but totally works! When you create a contrast between your skin color and the nail polish, you can instantly go from pale to sun-kissed in a matter of minutes. Just about any shade lighter than your skin tone will give a bronzed boost, but specifically there are 3 kinds of nail polishes that I can’t be without when I want to enhance my tan! I have rounded up my favorite glow-getting polishes so you can finish off summer in style 😉
I am sure that you’ve heard (if not experienced for yourself) that bright, neon colored clothing often makes people appear tanner. The same goes for nail polish! Neon anything will not only give a fun touch of color for summer, but also bring out a radiant glow. I personally love neon pink, coral, yellow, and sometimes a bold electric blue. China Glaze & ORLY have a wonderful selection of neon polishes. These colors may be a bit too “out there” for those who usually stick with neutrals – but rest assured, there are other options if neons aren’t your jam.
Opting for pastel nails is a nice way to branch out of your everyday neutral shades, while getting a bit of color. This summer, I’ve been obsessed with lavender and baby pink shades! The ones I’ve been wearing on repeat are “Gummi,” “Cake Pop,” and “Pink Pursuit” by CND Vinylux. I discovered this salon-quality brand a few months ago and instantly got hooked! Their nail lacquers are surprisingly very long lasting and dry extremely quickly, considering they aren’t gel polishes. I use it with their weekly top coat and don’t have to worry about my nails for a full week!
White nail polish reminds me of my middle school days when everyone would use white-out to paint their nails in class. Did anyone else outside of my school do this? LOL! So, it took me a while to get back on board with the white nail polish trend as an adult. But, I love how extra dark it makes me look, and the good news is white goes with everything! It’s practically a neutral that’s just a bit “louder.” 😉
Are you a fan of bright nail polish colors? Let me know which are your favorites!