Still on the lookout for pretty nail colors to wear with your flip-flops and bikinis? Inquirer Lifestyle rounded up some of summer’s hottest shades.
Thakoon for Nars nail collection
Nars founder and creative director Francois Nars and fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul collaborated on this limited-edition nail polish collection which was inspired by the vibrant colors of Indian spice markets. The collection includes Anardana (azalea pink), Ratin Jot (orchid purple), Amchoor (bright yellow), Kutki (powder blue) and Koliary (cyan blue). Available at Rustan’s Department Stores in May.
In contrast to all the crazy brights, Nars released a pretty soft seashell pink for summer. Trouville is the only nail polish shade in the brand’s new makeup collection. Available at Rustan’s Department Stores in May.
Chanel Les Jeans Collection
Sure, denim may be too hot for summer—but not this kind. First released at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out event, Chanel’s trio of blues is a gorgeous way to rock jeans during scorching summer days. Now available at Rustan’s Department Stores.
Chanel Levres Scintillantes
Chanel released four nail polish shades with its Levres Scintillantes 2012 collection—Attraction (the ultimate white pearl), Frisson (soft pink with golden flashes), Distraction (coral with blue-toned glints), Tentation (intense fuchsia). The collection also includes pretty lip gloss in matching shades. Available at Rustan’s Department Stores in May.
Orly Feel the Vibe collection
Get your dose of neon from Orly’s Feel the Vibe collection. The six-piece collection includes Melt Your Popsicle (neon orange), Day Glow (pearl white crème), Skinny Dip (neon azure), Glow Stick (neon yellow), Beach Cruiser (neon fuchsia) and the only dark shade After Party (midnight blue shimmer). Available at Purebeauty Store, First Aid Greenbelt, PCX (Rockwell, Ermita, Alabang Town Center), Beauty by SM (Makati, Megamall, Fairview), Watsons (Greenbelt 5, Ayala Cebu), Landmark-Trinoma, Robinsons Department Store (Ermita, Galleria) and Beauty Cocktails in May.
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream and On the Beach
Mermaid’s Dream and On the Beach were inspired by the beach. “I wanted to create something that felt like a vacation no matter where you are. The vibrant blue and shimmering green shades evoke a peaceful, relaxing feel that reminds me of being seaside,” Deborah Lippmann said. Mermaid’s Dream is a unique glitter sea-foam foil. Deborah describes On The Beach as “the French Riviera in a bottle.” These shades match perfectly. “You can wear one shade on your nails and the other on your toes,” said Deborah. Available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La Mall, Alabang Town Center, Gateway Mall and Ayala Center Cebu in May.
Laura Mercier Tres Chic collection
Laura Mercier is releasing five fun, feminine and flirty shades—Sizzle (coral red), Cabana (coral), Oh La La (soft pastel pink), Flamingo (bright pink) and Luscious (fuchsia). Available at Rustan’s Department Store in May.
SpaRitual’s Summer Pigment collection
Vegan and eco-conscious brand SpaRitual’s summer collection was inspired by the Earth’s pigments. The six shades in the collection are Henna (earth berry), Camellia (deep pink), Heliotrope (purple), Indigo (teal blue), Poppy (orange red), Clay (earth clay). SpaRitual is available at Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La and Cebu; Chimes Abreeza, Davao; and Skin Doctors Treatment Shop in White Plains/St. Ignatius Road, Katipunan Ave., QC.
Dior Addict Extreme Color Block nail polish
Dior brings the color-block trend to your nails with these four mix-and-match shades—Incognito (beige), Lucky (coral), Plaza (pink) and Riviera (orange). Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in May.