We’re leaning into nostalgia here with candy-hued nails reminiscent of your favorite childhood candy. Think Smarties (though whose favorite candy was Smarties? I’d like to know), bubble gum, taffy and the like.
Olive & June Counselor In Training | $9
We’re still in the nostalgia realm with a doubled-down focus on neon nails for this summer, a trend that’s more Y2K than tearaway pants.
Olive & June Hot Strawberry | $9
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: neutrals are always in. But this season, we’re going soooo neutral, it’s like you’re not even wearing polish—the sheerer the better. Gasp!
Dazzle Dry Prima Ballerina | $22
negative space manicures
A little more expertise is needed for these more complicated manis, but take these to a nail salon for inspo / snag an Olive & June nail art brush set before attempting these on your own. The goal? A clear base with a fun pop of color.
Photo courtesy of @nicollebmack
metallics + Glitter nails
All the things that were cool when I was a kid are now cool again. Metallics and glitter nail polish included.
cote nail polish #107 | $18
The last time I tried to do press on nails, I ripped them off after approx 5 hours because I’d put one of them on slightly crooked. Thankfully, the press ons of today are simpler and easier on your nails.