Top Summer Mani Shades That Will Make Your Tan Pop

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No one can deny the fact that summer is a magical time. After months of enduring the depressing winter, we can finally enjoy our precious weekends the way we love to - by spending hours in the neighbourhood park, sipping on chilled prosecco while the sun plays it part in gently bronzing up our skin.

Since our complexion is being readied to be put on display, we decided we’d talk about things that will help your tan pop. There are certain ways to enhance your tan - no, we’re not about tanning products but nail colours that will help it stand out. If you’re one of those people who believe (just like we do) that fresh, neatly applied nail paint is one thing that truly completes an outfit then you have come to the right place. Read on for the latest beauty products and mani shades that promise to play up your newly acquired tan.

Pink, It Was Love At First Sight

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This may surprise some but every year there are certain nail style trends you can follow. For example, at the moment sporting pink nails is the it nail trend. And not just any shade of pink, we’re talking about the bright and beautiful tone most famously popularised by Mattel’s Barbie doll. OPI’s New Orleans Collection Suzi Nails £12.50 offers this trendy colour in a bottle. You’re sure to appreciate it as this highly-pigmented nail polish glides on effortlessly, delivering the gorgeously girly hue in a gloss finish.

Orange Is The New Red

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If you have a quick look at runaway and red carpet reports, you’ll notice that orange is currently having its day in the spotlight. So this summer might be the right time to discard that bright and bold red nail paint and pick up a gorgeous tangerine hue. We scoured through beauty counters filled with bright reds and subtle pinks to find you the perfect orange shade. Taj-ma-haul' Nail Varnish by essie £8.99 is inspired by the diverse culture and incredible beauty of India. It glides effortlessly onto your nails to deliver a long-wearing, chip-resistant shade of spicy marigold apricot. As most essie products, this one also features a specially designed brush that allows controlled application for a mistake-free, professional finish.

Waving That White Flag

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During the sweltering summer months if you ever have a moment of doubt about which nail hue would look best, always opt for stark white. It is the perfect colour that complements a summer wardrobe overloaded with floral dresses and bright coloured crop tops. Pick up OPI’s Alpine Snow £12.99 as it comes with an amazing chip resistant formula as well as a useful brush for the ultimate easy application. Still uncertain about which white nail paint would work best? Click here to read our Beauty Editor’s personal experience with four different white nail polishes.

If you’re in the mood to show off the tan you worked so hard on all summer then make sure to steer clear of dark and pastel hues. This season is all about sporting bright shades of pop colours. Final words of advice - when you’re giving your talons a pampering session at home don’t forget to apply Mavala Nail Care Oil Seal Dryer £8.45. It is a fabulous 2-in-1 manicure essential which nourishes cuticles whilst speeding up the drying time. With a formula enriched with cotton oil and Vitamin E, the Oil Seal Dryer effortlessly leaves nails dry in seconds whilst protecting and nourishing cuticles. It leaves your nails looking glossy, healthy and perfectly manicured.

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