Summer Beauty: Best Nail Colours of 2013

Get in the mood for summer (if you haven’t already) with these vivid, colourful nail lacquers we’ve gathered for you!

Text: Maria Meintani


As most of you know, our mani/pedi is the required finishing touch to a flawless look. Well treated nails are a sign of elegance, really easy to change according to our mood swings. Plus, since most nail polishes are not that pricey, they are considered as a little luxury that all women can enjoy at any time! Take a look at the Top 5 for this summer:



At the beginning of every season, there’s always a sweet anticipation for Essie’s new collections to be released. The ever surprising Essie Weingarten, president and founder of Essie Cosmetics, seems to always have a fresh idea with shades that captivate our sight at first glance! Chosen by many celebrities and loved by most girls, with more than 200 shades currently available, our beloved brand has just launched an ultra summerish collection which is bound to be a real hit this season!



The much beloved Greek brand that makes us proud globally has launched its  S/S ’13 range, including three different collections of nails polishes, each one consisting of 4 beautiful colours. The reasonable price of each bottle allows us to collect a bunch of them, so hurry up already! These limited edition collections will get off the shelf quite fast!

Colour Pop Collection
Flamingo pink 16/ Ciel 82/ Pink azalea 20/ Pastel lemon 34

Pastel Neon Collection

Pale green 90/ Pastel mint 35/ Appricot 47/ Pastel peach 36

Lilac Cool Collection

Metallic purple 79/ Blueberry 89/ Spring lilac 72/ Light mocca 32 € 8,00



Another great company, another story of creative names! The British brand with the top quality and the nice packages has also launched its summer collection for 2013, with 6 amazing shades coming in a cute little box, ready to give your nails a British touch! How are you gonna wear them today? Will it be Kensington Palace or Belgravia Gardens?

Primrose Hill Gardens (neon pink)/ Royal Botanical Gardens (mint)
Kensington Palace Gardens (salmon pink)/ Belgravia Gardens (coffee nude)
Chelsea Physic Garden (pastel blue)/ Hampton Court Palace Gardens (pure orange) £22.00


YSL – La Laque Couture

The new shades of YSL brand are here to add a touch of haute couture on your nails!The beloved sleek elongated glass bottle imprinted with the timeless YSL logo comes in 3 different colours, from subtle and natural to vibrant and dramatic. Their  long wear formula with Chil Rose Oil strengthens, moisturizes and protects nails from chipping and cracking while the polish itself promises to dry really fast. Moreover, the application of the colour is bound to be extremely easy thanks to the new custom-made brush, promising a flawless and intense result.

N 14 Violine Surrealiste/ N 36 Vert Dorient/ N 37 Taupe Mauresque $25.00



Having kept the best one for the end, I proudly present you the Chalkboard manicure! Perfect for all of you who used to get the goosebumps everytime you heard a nail scratching the blackboard in your classroom. Well, now you can have a chalkboard ON your nails, deciding how they are gonna look every day according to your mood and your creativity. How cool is that?

“This revolutionary concept created by Ciaté Creative Director Charlotte Knight is the first of its kind and was inspired by nostalgic fun and youthful creativity found in using chalk crayons and the delicate dusty pastel texture they create”, as we read in their website.
“The playground just got a whole lot more chic!”. £25.00