TO ENHANCE YOUR TAN
For the polish enthusiast, crimson is the white t-shirt of their lacquer collection. In time for summer, consider a shift from cool blue-reds to warmer, orange-tinged shades, which bring out golden tones in the skin, and add a bit of sizzle to sandal season.
Opaque, white polish will forever endure as a nod to the mod, but RGB’s bright white polish, which refuses to turn yellow at the edges despite lingering residue from multiple SPF applications, instantly makes tanned skin appear live-at-the-beach bronze.
Paint your tips the color of an azure pool as a constant reminder that summer schedules call for more lounging, less dashing.
Milky, pinky-red polish has been associated with the over-65 set for as long as we can remember. It’s time to give this flattering shade another look and acknowledge that women of a certain age may understand some things that rest of us don’t — starting with the appeal of a set of perfectly manicured peachy nails.
For those who adhere to upholding their signature neutral nail look despite changes in the thermostat reading, this is a failsafe shade that feels especially right for the hot months ahead.
Punchy and playful, a bright, pop-art pink is the stuff of summer manicure dreams. Pair Tom Ford’s Indian Pink with any piece in your swim wardrobe for an added tropical punch.
For those who spend the off-season in safe beiges and dependable mauves, consider changing lanes with a hue on the opposite side of the spectrum. YSL’s Violine Surrealiste is altogether audacious, yet royally dignified.