A bold magenta sounds like it has the potential to be girlie overkill. But this one is so saturated and intense, it's like the moody tomboy sister of most standard pink polishes. It's also a perfect pedicure shade.
The pastel lavender contrasts beautifully with dark skin, but it also makes a pretty neutral for fair and medium complexions. Plus, the smooth formula is fully opaque in two coats, so there's nothing streaky about it.
There are few things that look as crisp and clean as a white manicure done well. The trick to getting it right? Use a formula like this one from Chanel. It's smooth, even, and just as ethereal as its name suggests.
A standout from Jacobs's summer beauty collection (not to mention the designer's spring runway), this cocoa shade is flattering as a nude for dark skin tones or as a rich contrasting shade for pale ones.
This rich royal blue is unapologetically bold....and that's exactly why we love it. It's equally stunning on fingers and toes—just keep nails short (and be sure to use two coats to get the full effect).
As the name indicates, it has a classic, all-American vibe (manicure shade of choice for a 1957 trip to the drive-in, anyone?), but the orangey tones freshen it up, making it fun and youthful for 2014, too.
Do you know what you're wearing on the 4th of July? We do. Layer this red-, white-, and blue-speckled topcoat over another patriotic-colored polish or over bare nails for instant, foolproof nail art. Betsy Ross couldn't have designed it better herself.
This vivid coral-orange hybrid is a beloved summer shade with good reason: It's cheerful, flattering, and wearable on fingers or toes, no matter your complexion. Plus, doesn't the name sound like a delicious summer cocktail?
The longer you look at it, the better it gets: At first glance it looks like an eggshell shade. Then the gray undertones become more apparent, and it transforms into a superpale blue. Color us intrigued.
Even on those scorching, 100-degree-plus days when your look can best be described as least-amount-of-clothing-possible with a side of frizz, you can keep your cool with two things: a good manicure and a good pedicure (OK, and maybe also a braid). Here, the 30 nail colors you need to look polished all summer long.