The Best Pastel Nail Varnishes For Summer


If you’ve been sporting a dark manicure all winter, it’s time to light up your nail colour. You trade in your dark wool winter coat in place for a lighter mac, so surely you should update your beauty look for the new season. Nothing says Summer like soft pastels hues, they remind us of sun, sea and of course the beach. Here are the Best Pastel Nail Varnishes For Summer:

Ciate Crème Paint Pot In Pepperminty It would be wrong not to have at least one sky blue varnish in your make-up bag. Fun fact: The bottle is ergonomically-designed to fit into your hand.

Priced at £9.00

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquers in Pink Petal This is a fast-drying nail varnish that glides on smooth for gorgeous, glossy colour. At £6.00 it is great value for money. Crabtree & Evelyn are known for their fantastic skincare products but these polishes pack a punch; they look great in the bottles and are available in gorgeous and vibrant colours.

Priced at £6.00

2True Glossywear Nail Polish In Shade 50 You don’t need a large budget to be able to recreate a pastel manicure at home. You can buy two varnishes and still get change from a fiver.

Priced at £1.99

Nails Inc Latex Effect Nail Polish In Camden Passage You don’t need to apply a fancy top coat to create a cool effect. This varnish has a neat latex finish that is much more interesting than your usual glossy sheen.

Priced at £12.00

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish In Lemon Heaven If you can’t be bothered with gel manicures because of all the steps and UV lights, this is your solution. This long-lasting polish lasts up to 14 days.

Priced at £9.99

Barry M Textured Nail Paint In Princess You probably think that grit ruins a manicure but in this case you will actually want to apply it on your nails. The varnish has a neat textured effect that is a more understated option compared to glitter.

Priced at £3.99

Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish In Cute Coral If the name didn’t give it away, this varnish is very glossy. It also lasts up to seven days without chipping so you don’t have to worry about redoing your manicure after one day.

Priced at £5.99

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Nail Lacquer In So Vain This polish is so shiny that you won’t even need a top coat. Even if you’re a diehard pastel pink vain, this mint green will be the colour to convert you to other pastels.

Priced at £14.00

Models Own Eggshell Nail Polish In Goose What could be more perfect for spring than a soft-colored polish that has a finish that looks like speckled eggs? It’s fine to wear it long passed Easter.

Priced at £4.99

Maybelline Forever Strong Professional Nail Varnish In Pink Whisper This is a brilliant “my nails but better” shade. Use on coat and you can get away with wearing the manicure even when it starts to chip.

Priced at £4.49

The tricky choice now is deciding what one to use first. It’s okay if you want to use a different one on each finger.