During summer is when an outfit, no matter how perfectly put together, just doesn’t feel complete without a bright nail polish used to both highlight its attitude, and serve as the ultimate accessory. In between vivid lavender, luminous lemon, sea green and bright neon orange, there are plenty of pretty, beach-worthy shades for every woman to rock as part of her summer 2014 beauty routine.

After the break, we’ve gathered 8 of the best nail polishes for you to try this summer.

summer bright nail colours

O.P.I Neon’s Nail Lacquer in Juice Bar Hopping.

If you’re thinking of bright nail polishes suitable for summer, chances are a neon orange hue is the first one to pop into your mind:

Shop: O.P.I Neon’s Nail Lacquer at ASOS.com

Best bright polishes for summer

Deborah Lippmann – Walking on Sunshine.

Yellow nail polishes may not be the easiest to pull off, but given you find the shade that works with your skin tone, you’re in for a wonderful take on summer:

Shop: Deborah Lippmann – Walking on Sunshine at Deborah Lipmann.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Guerlain Color Lacquer Long-Lasting And Shine in Champs Elysees.

Summer implores for hot, tropical shades, the brighter, the better. If you like the sound of that, you’ll fall in love with this bold fuchsia shade:

Shop: Guerlain Color Lacquer Long-Lasting And Shine at Saks Fifth Avenue.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Essie – Sittin’ Pretty.

If you think of something pretty, but not too intense, built upon the lightness of pastels but definitely speaking of summer, you should try painting your nails using lavender tones:

Shop: Essie – Sittin’ Pretty at Essie.com

Best bright polishes for summer

Topshop Nails in Bound – Sea Green.

Trust the good old mix of blue and green sea tones to perfect a mermaid worthy look for summer:

Shop: Topshop Nails in Bound – Sea Green at Topshop.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Nars Opaque Nail Polish in Trouville.

Ideal for all skin tones, from fair to dark, this gorgeous blush pink shade is the best alternative if you aim for nails that aren’t neither too light, nor too bold:

Shop: Nars Opaque Nail Polish at NARS Cosmetics.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Paul & Joe Nail Polish in La Piscine.

Baby blues are the epitome of all things summery, much like the clear skies, the blue sea and the overall relaxed atmosphere of a lazy day spent at the beach:

Shop: Paul & Joe Nail Polish at ASOS.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Butter London – Ladybird Nail Lacquer.

If you’re on the look out for something that screams for attention, there’s nothing quite like putting on this opaque, tomato red nail lacquer:

Shop: Butter London – Ladybird Nail Lacquer at Butter London.com

Best bright nail polishes for summer

Top image: OPI neon nails campaign.

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