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13 Summer Nail Colors to Brighten Up Your At-Home Mani

From bright and bold yellow to sparkly, shimmery green, you'll fall in love with these warm weather polish shades.
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With the country just starting to open up after a months-long lockdown, chances are you may not feel all that comfortable hitting up your local salon just yet. The good news is, there have never been more options to choose from for an at-home mani.

This summer, the trendiest colors are bright, bold, shimmery, and everywhere in between. Whether you like sparkly green, neon yellow, or creamy coral, there's a shade match for you this season. (And if your manicure skills leave something to be desired, don't fret: There are plenty of nail polish strips you can use for a professional-looking paint job as well.)

Keep reading for our favorite nail polishes to use during your next at-home mani/pedi session this summer.

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For its limited-edition pride collection this year, Sally Hansen partnered with GLAAD, making a monetary donation to the LGBTQ foundation. Our must-have shade from the collection: Mello Yellow, which is pretty much sunshine in a bottle. Oh and bonus: The Xtremewear formula isn't just super-glossy — it's also waterproof and chip-resistant for a long-lasting mani.

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This gorgeous metallic shimmery green shade is inspired by endangered sea turtles. The lime flakes in the polish flash gold for a seriously luxe look. All it takes is two coats for opaque coverage. As a bonus, the brand is donating $2 from the purchase of each bottle to The Sea Turtle Conservatory.

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Zoya Nail Polish in Emma, $10

Coral is a perennial summer favorite — and Zoya gives this hue a fresh update with this shade. It's a warm, creamy coral with pink undertones, reminiscent of the color of a starfish.

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Orly Nail Color in Far Out, $9.50

You'll see blue this summer when you paint on this long-lasting cornflower blue cream shade. It's part of Orly's Retrowave collection for summer, which features electric shades that truly stand out from the crowd.

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BY CHRISTINA HEISER | JUN 19, 2020 | SHARES
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