Glitter-fuelled Coachella pics have suffocated our social media, bank holiday weekends are coming one by one and in just over a month, Love Island will be back on our TV screens (we can hear the sweet sound of Iain Stirling’s sarcasm already).
That’s right ladies and gents, summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to turn our hands into presentable cocktail-holding talons and make our toes sandal-worthy.
To help you achieve summer nails that are bang on trend, we’ve rounded up all the chic shades that will rule this season.
1. CITRUS YELLOW
Known as the colour of sunshine and happiness, yellow couldn't be any more summer-worthy if it tried. Kick-start your wave of seasonal manicures with citrus and lemon hues (which pair perfectly with a tan, by the way).
2. LIGHT LILAC
Lilac is the pastel shade that makes transitioning from spring to summer all the easier. If you don't want to jump head first into the bright colours then give this pretty purple a go.
3. BABY BLUE
Take the clear blue skies of summer and stick it on the end of your fingers for a super cool look. Pastels aren't going anywhere this season so a baby blue manicure will definitely be a winner.
4. COOL CORAL
Coral is the colour set to storm summer beauty looks and we're obsessed. The cross between peach and pink creates a gorgeous low-key orange hue that compliments any skin tone.
5. GLITTER CONFETTI
Introducing the ultimate festival, party and holiday manicure. A simple swipe of a glitter top coat and you've got yourself a sparkling set of summer nails that will surely get you noticed.
6. NEON GREEN
Remember back in the day when you’d colour in your nails with the highlighter pens at school? Well, we’re bringing it back but with actual nail polish this time.
It’s safe to say that neon is poppin’ off at the moment. If you don’t fancy being luminous from head to toe then a neon manicure is the perfect way to get involved.
7. BARELY-THERE BEIGE
On the flip side, barely-there beige is the go-to for beauties who want to keep things natural this summer.
White is our all time favourite for summer. Crisp, clean and matching with every outfit, it's the cheapest accessory you'll find. While the colour is here to stay this season, it boasts a little off-white tinge for a more neutral vibe.
Kylie Jenner showcases an ombre manicure that means we'll never have to worry about picking the perfect pink again. Great for the indecisive beauties out there, this manicure allows us to flaunt our favourite pinks all at once.
Watermelon is the ultimate summer fruit, so it's only right that we give our nails a taste. This fruit-inspired manicure instantly refreshes hands, making them look sweet for the summer season.
Written by Carly Cochrane
My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.