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40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades


by Holly O'Neill
14th Aug 2021

This season’s warmest shades are sun-bleached and desert-inspired bold statement tones and muted pastels, from inky midnight sky blue to sandy nudes and burnishing corals.

Barry M Gelly High Shine Nail Paint, €3.45, gives glossy gel-like nails in one swipe, and comes in a new collection of Mexican inspired nail shades.

Dior’s Summer Dune Nail Varnish collection, €27, comes infused with organic silicon to strengthen the nails for long-lasting wear.

Inspired by shades of summer sunrises and sunsets, the new Chanel Les Vernis nail shades, €27, includes a muted taupe that works with everything.

Yves Saint Laurent’s La Laque Couture, €24 is formulated with rose oil for moisturised, stronger nails with less chipping.

Rimmel 60 Second Super Shine Nail Varnish, €5.49, gives full colour in one stroke that doesn’t fade.

Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer’s new Feel The Vibes collection includes in It’s My Moment, €12, is a timeless bright peach crème you’ll go back to every season.

Essie’s new Limited Edition Polish collection, €9.99 includes six soothing new shades inspired by a tranquil spa retreat.

Nailberry L’Oxygene Nail Lacquer, €16.45, allows air and water molecules through for stronger natural nails.

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days, €6.79, wards off fading and chipping for a week’s worth of glossy shine.

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Polish, €6.99, dries in 60 seconds and has a built-in base and top coat for perfect nails in one swipe.

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