How to Get Perfect Nails for Any Summer Occasion

Rita Remark shares her secrets to knockout nails for this upcoming season.

Guest Expert Rita Remark

When the temperature soars, bright, bold colour becomes our summer mainstay. Even the runways this season were packed with fresh, vibrant looks. Nail polish is a no-fail way to get in on this trend. It’s colour without commitment—and it’s just plain fun. Whether you’re invited to a backyard pool party or a summer wedding, now’s the time to up your nail game with this season’s hottest shades.

Pool Party

Flawless tips make a splash, but the sun’s rays can do a number on nails. Opt for a chic nude shade with subtle shimmer, like essie’s cocktails & coconuts. It works with every swimsuit under the sun, and best of all, chips are virtually undetectable. Make sure to swipe on essie’s good to go top coat for the ultimate high-gloss protective finish.

essie cocktails & coconuts

Picnic in the Park

Green grass and a perfectly packed basket call for a preppy-cool ensemble, which includes a creamy coral nail polish reminiscent of sorbet. Try two coats of essie’s tart deco for a pretty allover look—or experiment with a negative space nail design using one coat. Either way, it’s a quintessential summer look.

essie tart deco

Festival Weekend

Rocking out in fringe and suede means you can crank up the volume with your nail colour, too. A playful aqua shade, like essie’s in the cab-ana, makes a cool statement and compliments festival-inspired jewellery. Throw out the rulebook and have fun—opt for a French manicure, an empty moon or contouring with a stripe down the centre of each nail.

essie in the cab-ana

Summer Wedding

When it comes to being a guest at this special event, a classic red hue makes a bold, modern statement whether you’re toasting the bride or getting your groove on. Up the glam factor with an exaggerated French tip nail design using essie’s too too hot, a rich red coral shade that flatters every skin tone.

essie too too hot