When it comes to summer nail polish trends this season’s faves are on opposite ends of the spectrum. In this corner we have light, airy, ladylike pastels and in the other corner we’ve got bright, bold, jewel-toned shades. One thing these two opposing colour groups have in common is their creamy texture. Gone are the hard-edged metallics and-in-your face glitter lacquers—in their place are shades as soft as a warm breeze and as bold as a summer heat wave.
Look below for my picks of the top hues and brands including selections from M.A.C.’s new permanent nail lacquer collection, Nars’ collabo with designer Thakoon Panichgul, and Lancôme’s limited edition Vernis in Love nail lacquers.
M.A.C. in ‘Morange’, $16 at M.A.C. stores
Thakoon for Nars in Amchoor, $21 at Holt Renfrew
Julep in ‘Lauren, $14 at Julep.com
O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in ‘Did It On ‘Em’, $10.95 at professional salons and spas across Canada
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in ‘Calypso Blue’, $7.95 at available in select drug and mass retailers across Canada
Pretty Pastels (clockwise from top)
Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect Color Care in ‘Sorbet’, $7.95 at available in select drug and mass retailers across Canada
Lancôme Vernis in Love in ‘Violette Coquette’, $16 at Lancome.ca
GOSH Oh My Gosh in ‘Peachy Rose’, $4 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Essie in ‘Navigate Her’, $9.99 at professional salons and major retailers across Canada
What’s your favourite piece from the H&M Autumn 2012 collection? Sound off in the comments section below.
Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, blogger and fashion enthusiast who lives, works and shops in Toronto, ON. Her work has appeared in FASHIONMagazine.com, FILLERMagazine.com, HuffingtonPost.ca, and Sway magazine. Read her posts every Wednesday on Slice.ca.