The UK has recently been blessed with continuous sunshine and temperatures above 20 degrees, and it looks like it's here to stay (say what?!). By our definition, that means summer has officially landed.
We've bulk-ordered the cute tea dresses, resurrected the sunnies and now 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, as well as put together this handy guide to nail polish.
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. MINT GREEN
Probably one of the freshest manicures one could rock in the heights of summer. Mint green is a clean and cute colour that brightens up both your fingers and toes.
6. PASTEL TIPS
Introducing the ultimate festival, party and holiday manicure. A simple swipe of a pastel colour across the tips of your nails and you've got yourself a fancy french manicure that's oozing summer vibes.
7. NEON NAILS
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.
8. 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.
This 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.
Whether you're heading to the nail bar or giving yourself an at-home manicure, these shades are sure to have to your hands and feet summer-ready. Take your nail game one step further and discover Easy Nail Art You Can Master in Five Minutes.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.