Nail colours you need in your life this summer

Author: Danielle Cauchi   Date Posted: 8 November 2023 

Summer means it's time to bring out the colour on your nails! Here's our tips for the shades that will win the season!


The gloves are coming off and summer is quickly approaching. It’s time to pick our signature summer nail colour!

If you’re in need of some inspiration for summer 2023, here are some nail brands you can count on for a summer-ready manicure (as well as some of our summer colour picks!)


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When it comes to summer-lovin’ nail polish brands, Essie is the first brand that comes to mind with their fabulous colour range and fun, witty names that truly capture the spirit of summer fun.

This award-winning nail brand has been worn on the runway, by celebrities and by royalty alike, so they are clearly very loved!


Essie nail polishes we are loving for summer:

Essie Nail Polish 64 Fifth Avenue - $2.50 (RRP $7.95)

Essie Nail Polish Kaf-Tan - $4.95 (RRP $14.95)

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish 20 Spool Me Over - $4.95 (RRP $17.99)




Sally Hansen


Sally Hansen have made become a household name with their iconic gel polishes, nail polishes and nail care products.

This leading, award-winning beauty brand offers over 300 shades of nail colours so they really do offer something for everyone and every season.


Sally Hansen nail polishes we are loving for summer:

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Step 1 Nail Polish 292 Rain Glow - $4.95 (RRP $16.95)

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Pride Nail Color 737 Here Comes The Sun - $4.95 (RRP $9.95)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neon Nail Polish 055 Lemon Chillo - $6.95 (RRP $18.95)






OPI have long been leaders in the professional nail care industry with their extensive range of fashion-forward colours and trending finishes.

Their formulas are trusted and reliable, offering rich, long-lasting, chip-resistant wear.


OPI nail polishes we are loving for summer:

OPI Nail Polish Marigolden Hour - $7.95 (RRP $19.95)

OPI Nail Polish One Chic Chick - $7.95 (RRP $19.95)

OPI Nail Polish Endless Sun-ner - $7.95 (RRP $19.95)




Barry M


Did you know this beauty brand actually first started with nail polishes? Founder Barry Mero initially found his niche by selling nail polishes from his mother’s front garden. By the 80s, Barry M was set to take the market by storm.

Barry M have always been trail-blazers when it comes to colour innovation, being the first company to release a white eyeliner and fluorescent nail paint, so it’s no surprise that their nail paints equally deliver with a wide selection of eye-catching statement-colours.


Barry M nail polishes we are loving for summer:

Barry M Crystal Rock Nail Polish Coral Sunstone - $2.95 (RRP $9.95)

Barry M Green Origin Nail Polish Lilac Orchid - $2.95 (RRP $9.95)

Barry M Green Origin Nail Polish Salt Lake - $2.95 (RRP $9.95)




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