Summertime Blues Cool Colors for Your Nails - Hello Birdie

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Summer brings a palette of vibrant nail trends, including metallics and glossy aqua blues that mimic the ocean's hues. 

Summertime Blues for Your Nails

These colors, inspired by summer scenes, offer a refreshing twist to traditional nail shades. Nail brands are launching collections featuring ocean blue shades, capturing the essence of the season. These colors are perfect for creating a manicure that complements your summer adventures, whether you're lounging on a rooftop or soaking up the sun on a beach.

Light Blue - Essie Gel Couture in First View

Light blue is a standout trend this season, perfect for a fresh summer mani. Essie Gel Couture in First View offers a long-lasting, baby cashmere blue shade for $13. This polish provides up to 14 days of wear without the need for a UV lamp. It is easy to apply and remove, giving a gel-like shine. Clean your nail beds, apply two coats, and then finish with the top coat for a high-shine or matte finish.

Metallic Blue - KBShimmer's I Got A Crush On Blue

Metallic blue is making waves in nail trends this summer. KBShimmer's I Got A Crush On Blue is a standout choice at $12, offering a royal blue jelly with holographic glitter for a shimmery look. Apply in three thin layers or use a dark shade as base for the optimum effect. Turn the bottle upside down for a few minutes before application to reduce fishing for extra large glitters.

Aqua Blue - Hello Birdie's Aqua Blue Jay

Aqua blue is the perfect choice for beach-themed nails. Hello Birdie's Aqua Blue Jay is a great option at $18, offering an aquatic bright blue shade. Hello Birdie nail polishes are highly pigmented and deliver even coverage with a brilliant shine. This shade is ideal for warm weather and beach trips, complementing the ocean water perfectly. 

Cobalt Blue - To Be Frank's Evil Eye

Cobalt blue is a versatile and trendy color for summer manicures. To Be Frank's Evil Eye is a fantastic pick at $12, offering a high gloss finish and easy application. This cobalt blue nail polish is vegan, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. It dries quickly and features a custom cap designed for comfort. Pair it with your favorite summer outfits for a fun and vibrant look.

Sheer Blue - Born Pretty X-Jelly in Royal Blue

Sheer blue nail colors offer a fresh take on manicures, providing a polished look with low maintenance. Born Pretty's Hema-Free X-Jelly Gel Ice Jelly Royal Blue is a great choice, priced affordably. This gel nail polish transitions from clear transparent to solid opaque with several layers, offering a unique effect. Its easy application and good tenacity ensure a long-lasting, shiny finish. The healthy ingredients make it safe for use, making it an ideal gift for any occasion.