To get everyone into the spirit, we’ve been posting for awhile now about one of our favorite seasons of the year. But yesterday, was the official start to summer and we just had to get our toes ( fingernails too) wet with letting you guys in on our must have nail polishes…perfect for painting on right now. It is sandal season after all, right? (Totally, check out this post from a few weeks ago where a couple of us even share our favorite spring/summer sandal.)
From sheer nudes to vibrant hues, we promise these shades will get you stylishly ready and in the right frame of mind for warm, sandy beaches, upcoming bbq+pool parties or if you’re one of the luckier ones…that tropical vacay you’ve had your mind on since those chilly winter months. Getting excited? We know we are!
– Chai Mommas
I’m not a big fan of color on my finger nails…reserving that only for my toe nails but I do like to have my nails look nice and clean. I like to go for the more natural look that will go with anything you wear and especially during the summer, when brighter colors are in.
That’s why I love Passion by OPI. It looks so classy and compliments any outfit, any colors. Plus, it’s great to keep on hand if you need to do a quick polish before you leave the house.
I’ve been wearing California Coral by Essie for several years now and always get compliments on the color – a warm but bright, shiny shade of coral. Totally reminds me of the tropics. If you really want to feel like summer, this is a great choice…2 coats and you are good to go. Like some of the other mommas, I hardly wear color on my fingernails – opting for nude shades – and usually only wear this on my toes. But I’m kind of digging it on my fingers too…it’s hard not to look at your nails and just feel happy. Great for all skin tones too!
(OPI Passion on Neesha, Essie California Coral on Shraddha, Zoya Sari on Puja, OPI My Paprika is Hotter than Yours on Reena)
Summer time is always my excuse to go loud with my pedicures. Okay as a kid’s yoga teacher and living in SoCal, I’m always crazy with my pedicures. With colors by Zoya Nail Polish like Rocky, (ocean blue) and Tinsley Coral, (I have it on my toes right now), my feet are always happy feet here.
With my hands though, since I am on the board of organizations and attend meetings, I don’t want to always be walking around with blue or coral pink nails. I keep my hands subdued, natural and classic chic. This color, Sari by Zoya, is one of my faves since it is a warm and sunny pink, light but still bright and an added bonus is when it starts to chip, it doesn’t look so bad where you have to run for polish remover.
I call this mani and pedi difference my zen balance of my nail fashion, haha.
I also only wear Zoya nail polish, (check out my post on it here). It’s all natural and free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, (phthalates), and camphor, but comes in amazing colors-keeping it momma friendly and baby safe.
The color that I love wearing in the summer is My Paprika is Hotter than Yours by OPI. It’s a bright, summery color. Love wearing it on my toes with sandals especially. It stands out and goes great with my skin tone too. Awesome choice if you’re going on a beachy vacation or just for summer season.