Best of Summer Nails Across the Globe

Summer has arrived and we are so ready for hot weather, beach days and of course our summer manicures! To get you ready for this summer, we’re going to recap the best of summer nails across the globe! Globally, there was less of a focus on nail art and an increasing trend of polish effects. The chrome and holographic trend has arguably been the biggest polish trend this year and as a big fan of glitter/sparkle I am so up for that!

Gigi Hadid kicked the trend off last May when she rocked a $2,000 chrome manicure to the Met Gala, sparking a global obsession with the ultra-metallic look. Chromes and metal shades were already pretty popular, with the rose gold trend spanning from homewares to fashion and beauty, but the chrome or holographic manicure is just that bit shinier and more glossy than what was already everywhere and the trend grew! The most popular version of the manicure that made waves online is achieved by applying a special top coat over a gel manicure, then wiping the holographic powder over the gelcoat then sealing with a top coat. Voila, you have ultra shiny, mermaid/spaceman nails!

This trend is versatile because it looks different on everyone and can be completely customized to you. You can choose your nail shape, size & length and it alters the way the manicure looks. You can also choose different base coats which will affect how the holographic powder looks over the top.

best summer nails

This holographic mani from The Beauty Department  has a white base coat underneath and looks gorgeous and pearly, it really lets the powder do the talking!  

best summer nails

Another amazing holographic mani was this one from Nailaholic Life , combining rainbow holo nails with the most adorable unicorn nail art. I mean how cute can you get? We predict this trend will continue this Summer, with a variety of new colors and styles so we want to show you how to rock this trend with your at-home manicure!

best summer nails

The new range of Christian Louboutin Metalinudes, which while a bit on the pricey side, are just a gorgeous at-home alternative to the traditional holographic manicure. Plus, you could pay up to $50 to get your gel manicure done at the salon just once whereas this polish will last you a long time (at least that’s how we will justify it)! Lastly, it comes in three amazing shades and has limited edition packaging. What is not to love?

best summer nails

The Sally Hansen Color Therapy ‘Therapewter’ is such a unique holographic shade. It has tones of gold, silver and purple but overall is a lovely olive green/silver color. It is so different which is why we love it! Plus the color therapy range is infused with argan oil so is nourishing and moisturizing for your nail beds.

best summer nails

If you are after an affordable way to try out the holographic trend, look no further than Pure Ice ‘Eskimo Kiss’ which is a steal at $1.98 from Walmart. The shade ‘Eskimo Kiss’ just reminds me of mermaids and waves breaking on the shore, despite clearly being inspired by winter snow! It is a shade versatile for all seasons so you can keep rocking your holo mani all the way into the winter time. The Pure Ice range has a few different holographic inspired shades so you can splurge and buy a couple.

What do you think? Will you be rocking the holographic manicure into this Summer? Or are you more of a traditional bright manicure fan? Let us know by commenting below!



Mette Jorgensen

Our Editor Mette is a fan of a glitter manicure, she can often be found pleading with her manicurist for just one more coat to achieve the ultimate sparkle. She's Australian so forgive her for occasionally writing in British English.

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