5 Nail Polishes That Are Perfect for Summer Adventures

Published in: Chanel, Guest Post, Nails, OPI, Smith & Cult, Zoya

Summer Nail polish

Hugging some of my favorite summer nail polishes. Yes, we’re very much in love! ;)

As you know if you visit me on my blog at Carol in a Page, nail polish and I have had a rollercoaster romance, but right now we’re going strong!

After some recent purchases and some clearing out, I’ve decided on the five nail lacquers that will see me through summer 2016 and whatever adventures it brings.

Summer Nail Polish

My current favorite summer nail polishes. L-R: Zoya Professional Lacquer in Aggie, OPI Infinite Shine 2 Lacquer in Running with the In-finite Crowd, Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Kings & Thieves, Chanel Le Vernis in Espadrilles, and Zoya Professional Lacquer in Charli

Wanna know what inspired these picks?

1. The Nautical Style: Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Kings & Thieves ($18)

Smith & Cult Kings & Thieves Swatches

I really like pairing deep blue Kings & Thieves with nude sandals

When it comes to the color blue in summer, I can’t help but think of one thing: nautical style.

But since I don’t have a yacht (or a striped dress, for that matter), the way I’ve been getting that nautical vibe is by painting my toes with Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Kings & Thieves, an indescribably beautiful inky blue.

2. An African Safari: Zoya Professional Lacquer in Charli ($10)

Zoya Professional Lacquer Charli Swatches

Zoya Professional Lacquer in Charli reminds me of safari clothing

Some may argue that olive is more of an autumnal shade, but in my mind it evokes safari clothes and glimpses of an endless African savanna.

I don’t think my summer pastimes will include observing slumbering lions from the back seat of a Jeep, but in case they do, I’ll know what nail polish to pack: Zoya Professional Lacquer in Charli.

3. A Date on the Beach: OPI Infinite Shine 2 Lacquer in Running With The In-finite Crowd ($12.50)

OPI Infinite Shine 2 Lacquer in Running With The In-finite Crowd Swatches

OPI Infinite Shine 2 Lacquer in Running With The In-finite Crowd may last even longer than your summer fling

Picture a white sandy beach, crystal blue waters turned orange by a setting sun, and the man of your dreams walking next to you while a warm breeze tickles the nape of your neck.

Can you see it clearly?

OK, now tell me, what are you wearing on your nails?

I can distinctly visualize myself wearing OPI Infinite Shine 2 Lacquer in Running With The In-finite Crowd, a flirty raspberry fuchsia.

4. The Bronze Goddess: Zoya Professional Lacquer in Aggie ($10)

Zoya Professional Lacquer Aggie Swatches

I bet Zoya Professional Lacquer in Aggie would look amazing against bronzed skin

If you want to channel your inner bronze goddess, Zoya Professional Laquer in Aggie is the lacquer for you.

Pair this stunning coppery bronze with a tan, an off-the-shoulder boho dress and messy waves, and you’ll be ready to dance the night away with your bare feet in the sand.

I mean, feel free to wear it to the office, too, if you want, but you may find yourself daydreaming in the middle of a meeting about that time you went to Ibiza with your girlfriends many, many moons ago… Just sayin’.

5. The All-Rounder: Chanel Le Vernis in Espadrilles ($28)

Chanel Les Vernis Espadrilles Summer 2016 Swatches

Chanel Le Vernis in Espadrilles is a fun orange with just enough red to be beautifully chic and grown up

Chanel Le Vernis in Espadrilles (from Chanel’s summer 2016 collection) is the epitome of a summer nail polish, and I can see myself wearing it tons over the next few months to both casual and formal occasions.


I don’t know how Chanel does it, but they always come up with shades that look appropriately stunning, no matter the dress code… I guess it’s the power of the double C’s!

Aaaand that’s all, folks. Now I gotta go paint my nails…

Adventure awaits! 😉

What nail polishes are you wearing this summer?

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  1. Rachel says:

    Pretty! I need a pair of shoes like that!

  2. Marta says:

    I love nail polishes and these are beautiful! My favourite was the gold one so I’m definately gonna have to go on a hunt for it haha

  3. Erin says:

    When it comes to summer polishes I usually still go darker on my feet, classic red or some neon version of something. On my nails, if I do them, I usually go for something with shimmer in neon or slightly lighter color. Neon coral is pretty much a summer fave. It makes me look a little more sun kissed than I do without it.
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  4. MonicaP says:

    Love Running With The In-finite Crowd .. I may have to pick that one up !!

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  5. I have Charli but I haven’t worn it much yet… Thanks for reminding me to use it 🙂
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  6. Karen says:

    Great picks, Carolina! Isn’t Smith & Cult the best? 🙂

  7. Chris25 says:

    Your expression at the beginning is perfect: I’d feel giddy about these great shades, too!
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  8. I have been wearing Essie Watermelon pretty much non-stop for the last few months.
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  9. Leah Rose says:

    I adore brights for Summer, that Chanel shade looks stunning!

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