Summer Nails

The new Dior Tie Dye Collection launched earlier this month with some cheery, sunny shades. Since it’s Friday, and we’re currently in a new-mani mood, we thought we’d turn to a few beauty mavens around the internet. We love what these savvy ladies are doing with Dior’s newest collection; follow the links to see more reviews, ideas and how-tos.

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SHOP: Dior Tie Dye Nail Collection


Don’t sit on the bench this summer. Get in the game with the sporty chic trend without a wardrobe overhaul—just update your nails! Here are our three simple steps to a winning look.


1. Choose two sporty colors (e.g., gray and yellow or white and blue) and apply two coats of the base color to the entire nail.
2. Wait for it to dry, and then, in one swift motion, layer the top stripe down the center of the nail. (Tip: Use tape on your nails for an extra-straight stripe.)
3. Add a top coat for a longer-lasting mani.


Essie Polish in ‘Power Clutch’ | buttter LONDON in ‘Jasper’ | JINsoon Topcoat

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Let your colors fly on the 4th with this festive and easy nail art idea.

Step 1: Paint four of your nails with a bright red polish. We used: Essie Nail Polish in Really Red.

Step 2: Paint your fifth nail with a nautical blue polish. Be sure to let the polish dry completely before moving to the next step. We used: butter LONDON ‘3 Free’ Nail Lacquer in Blagger.

Step 3: Carefully paint white stripes on your blue nail using a fine paintbrush or nail art pen (like NPW Mini Nail Art Pens). Let the stripes dry completely. We used: Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Amazing Grace.

Step 4: Finish with a quick drying top coat like Ciaté ‘Speed Coat’ Fast Dry Top Coat.

Have a gorgeous Independence Day!

[Story & photos by Stefanie Frank]


Fab up your sunny-day sandals, and get playful with polish. Our Shoe and Beauty Buyers have teamed up to bring you 16 colorful shoe and polish pairings. It’s your inspirational guide to matches that were just meant to be. Start off your summer foot-fling with these highlights:

Color-Soaked Contrast: Complementary colors will splash your look with eye-catching style. [Pictured: Matiko Wedge & M·A·C Nail Lacquer]

Color-Blocked Consort: Pair your polish with your favorite of the blocked colors. [Pictured: Charles David Sandal & JINsoon Nail Lacquer]

Bold as Brass: Get adventurous with unconventional color and pick up on a hue in a pair that’s patterned or multicolored. [Pictured: Ella Moss Sandal & butter LONDON Nail Lacquer]

Matchy-Matchy: Showcase your most coveted color by letting your toes spread the love. [Pictured: BC Footwear Wedge Sandal & essie Resort Collection Nail Polish]

Heavy Metal: Rock on with your savvy self and offer a glimpse of glitter glam. [Pictured: Corso Como Sandal & Nordstrom Nail Color]

Pastel Perfect: Softer shades may look demure, but they can definitely pack a style punch. [Pictured: Ted Baker London Flip-Flop & Ciaté Paint Pot]

Want more? Shop all 16 shoe and polish pairings.