If any of you can get through the summer without shelling out cash on fruity beauty products, please tell me how it's done, because I'm really a sucker for this stuff. First, I was salivating over Bare Escentuals Fruit Smoothies eye shadow collection, and now, I'm ready to pounce on this season's fruit-punch nail color trend.

Style.com recently declared Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Orange Blossom ($18) one of its perfect summer polishes, and now I'm finding it difficult to live without this tropical-melon tone. At the spa last week, I saw a woman getting a pedicure with this polish, and it's just as beautiful on nails as it is in the bottle.

For three more nail polishes that pack a fruity punch,


Zoya Smitten Summer 2007 Nail Polish in Sylvie ($5.50) is a yummy guava shade with an iridescent finish and a tiny bit of sparkle.

OPI Classics Nail Lacquer in Strawberry Margarita ($7.50) is a pinker shade that's almost perfect, except that it makes me want a strawberry margarita. Or a daiquiri. I'm not particular.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Coral Reef ($18) is a magenta-raspberry shade with an ultra-shiny finish. These are great polishes that last a long time without chipping.