Vibe: Founder Essie Weingarten was inspired by “breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks” for this nautically-themed collection. This is a quintessential summer collection, and one of our favorites that Essie’s done in recent seasons. All of the colors have the barest hint of shimmer except for the lime green, which is creamy.
Colors: (Clockwise from bottom left) The Girls Are Out, Rock the Boat, the More the Merrier, Full Steam Ahead, Sunday Funday, Naughty Nautical
Buy It: Available in June.
Vibe: Maybelline is taking on the speckle polish trend with its new line of polishes which contain different sizes and colors of round, matte particles. We really like their version of the trend, especially in black and white–very Jackson Pollack-y.
Colors: Blue Marks the Spots,Clearly Spotted, Dotty, Drops of Jade, Pretty in Polka (a fuchsia, not shown)
Buy It: Available in July, $3.99 each.
Vibe: Definitely mermaid-y, this collection was inspired by last year’s super popular “Mermaid’s Dream” (center). There are different sized glitter particles suspended in the polish, so you get a bit of that palpable texture that is so hot right now.
Colors: Do the Mermaid, Million Dollar Mermaid, Mermaid’s Dream, Mermaid’s Kiss, Mermaid’s Eyes
Vibe: Zoya always does dual collections of similar colors–one cream and one shimmer/metallic–and it’s no different this summer. We love the juiciness of these colors. “Stunning” is the cream collection and “Irresistible” is the metallic.
Colors: (From left to right, top to bottom) Darcy, Thandie, Micky, Kerry, Amy, Tinsley, Yana, Josie, Rocky, Bobbi, Hazel, Ricki
The average woman buys 11 bottles of nail polish per year, according to a recent WWD article. Not anywhere close to that number yet? Then it's time to get shopping, because the summer launches are here.