In this hot and steamy weather, strappy sandals and flip flops are what you’re sporting all day and night long. Make sure your toes make a chic statement by prettying them up with some of the latest pedicure trends. When it comes to shape, keep them cut short and filed softly straight across – curve the shape too much and you risk developing ingrown nails.
Whether it’s Sunkist orange or one tinged with more pink such as a cheerful coral, there’s no shade that’s as synonymous with summer than this bright and exuberant colour. A polish that is more in the coral family will be easier to wear in more conservative settings than a neon or safety-hazard tone of orange.
Try: Orly Orange Punch
Do you hem and haw at the nail salon choosing your nail colours? Simplify your task by matching your toes with your fingers by using the same polish. Matching the two, which for awhile was a no-no, is now de rigeur. There’s something pleasing about a matched set. Play up your faux-glow with stark white polish – the pure and clean colour will be refreshing if you’re experiencing nail art fatigue.
Try: Essie Blanc
While the concept may sound a bit declasse to some, a press-on pedicure set is a boon to those of you who have less than pretty toenails – maybe you’ve damaged them by wearing ill-fitting shoes or have a blackened toenail from running, for example. A faux nail fixes up your problem in seconds.
Try: Broadway Nails Impress Press-On Pedicure
Make it Metallic
You probably sport your toenail polish longer than you wear one on your fingers. For a chic choice that is a neutral (so you can wear it easily for a few weeks), try a neutral metallic polish. Think of it as another way to sport some bling.
Try: A rose-gold one such OPI in Butterfly Moment from their Mariah Carey collection
A floral crown is pretty for a wedding or music fest, but harder to pull off if you’re not Coachella-bound or toasting a friend’s nuptials. To get your floral fix from day to day, try a nail-art polish to draw delicate pretty fleurs after you’ve applied your favourite base.
Try: Revlon Nail Art Expressionist (the duos come with a base colour and another shade featuring a skinny nail art brush)