​Color of the moment: Ocean blue

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​Color of the moment: Ocean blue
This crisp aqua green is the perfect shade for a beach vacation. It sparkles in the sun and looks amazing against the sand—probably because it's almost the same color as the Caribbean.
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The brightest of the bunch, this iridescent polish changes from a baby blue to moss green depending on the light. (You'll also catch hints of purple and gold shimmer in there.) A third coat is a must for a smooth, opaque manicure, but you'll be able to skip topcoat—this polish is that shiny.
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A sprinkling of silver glitter gives this bright teal an edgy chrome cast. It's not exactly office-appropriate, but it's cool as hell.
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They call it DareDevil; we call it mermaid. The aquamarine polish is flecked with loads of silver shimmer that gives it a pretty twinkle without being a full-on glitter-fest.
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If dark manicures are more your speed, may we suggest this moody blue green? It's less expected than black polish, and the color is rich enough to take you through fall.
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This deep hunter green has hints of navy-blue sparkle, creating a shade that's sexy and, OK, a little quirky.
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​Metallic aqua nail polish sounds out-there. But these rich versions look like the deepest depths of the ocean-or to put it simply, they're actually really beautiful. You only need two things to pull off the look: basecoat (without it, a metallic finish makes nails' ridges too obvious) and one of our favorite blue-green lacquers. Ready to meet your new colorful manicure?

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