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Best Summer Nail Polishes 2012

Try the Season's Biggest Nail Trends (While It's Still Summer!)

Even though it's Labor Day weekend, Summer isn't officially over until Sept. 21. That means there's still plenty of time to try the season's hottest nail hues. So before you bust out your moody plums, smoky grays, and deep, leathery tones, take a look at Summer 2012's trendiest nail colors.

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Hey, it's Kirbie and summer is finally upon us. So today, I'm going to talk to you guys about the hottest nail polish shades that stand out this season. If you pick any color for your manicure this season, it has to be sea foam. Now this is the must have color of the season, it's basically this really light minty green. And we've seen it everywhere from runways like Diane von Furstenberg and Vera Wang. Everyone was wearing it, and even stars have been incorporating it differently in their beauty routines, like through their makeup Selita in gold and Nelly Furtado sporting this really beautiful sea foam eyeliner and eye shadow. And if you want the perfect sea foam shade, we really like Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Next up is tangerine. Now Tangerine Tango is Pantone's color of the year, so you've probably seen it everywhere. Especially with Sephora with their whole collection which they have dedicated to this one shade. Now we like it in SpaRitual's Hijinks because it has a shimmer to it and it's not flat like a lot of different oranges are. Celebrities like Lauren Conrad and Natalie Portman are huge fan favorites of SpaRitual because it's a vegan line and orange is perfect for summer because it's one of the only times you can pull it off during the year. Magenta is kind of like the sophisticated big sister of pink. We've seen it everywhere from the Ferragamo runway to Julianne Hough's Met Gala gown, and even on Diane Kruger's lips at the Critics' Choice Awards. Maybelline Color Show is a great top coat because it's a shredded polish. So put it over Tangerine for a fruit punch finish. The chicest polish of the bunch is Mysterious by Revlon, which is a sophisticated demure shade of blue. We've seen this shade on runways like Tibi and Elie Saab, and it's the perfect pop for your white summer ensemble and an ideal choice for your patriotic Fourth of July manicure. The most fun polish of the bunch has to be the caviar manicure and it's a really easy way to get a 3D nail art look in the comfort of your own home. We actually saw it on the runway for fall 2011. So, it does take a little time to pick up, but now you can buy this set and easily do it on your own. All you do is apply two coats of polish, put the beads on top and move them around with your fingers as you like. It kind of reminds me of the Chanel embellished eyebrow look for fall 2012. Remember for any of these summer must have's be sure to use a base and a top coat to protect you nails and mix and match these shades for a one of a kind summer manicure. I'm Kirbie and thanks for watching BellaSugar TV.

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Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 3 years
Oo I want to try the Caviar polish. That looks so fun!
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 3 years
I absolutely love all of these polishes — excellent picks, Kirbie!
Grace-Hitchcock Grace-Hitchcock 3 years
I love all of these! I'm wearing a sea foam now and am totally obsessed. This made me want to bust out my orange polish next!
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