The Summer 2021 Nail Colors TZR Editors Are Embracing This Season

Light and bright.

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With the summer season just days away, TZR staff are already prepping their nails for all the beach days.

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“I love Essie's Skinny Dip. It's a very forgiving color if you mess up upon application and it doesn't distract from your outfits. When I'm ready to go back to a salon, I'll opt for a brighter, fun color like seafoam blue!" – Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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“Nothing feels more like summer than a fresh paint of a creamy white polish on my nails. I've tried many over the years but I particularly love Zoya's Snow White as the shade is bright yet still milky, without that chalky look.” — Kathy Lee, editor in chief
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Geranium Polish
“Hands down Essie Geranium. I usually keep my nails pretty minimal, but in the summer I can't help but reach for a poppy red, and Geranium is the perfect red-orange shade. It just gets me in the mood for hot weather immediately!” — Anna Buckman, lifestyle writer
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“Recently, I've been loving light yellows, like Sunny Business by Essie. I usually don't go for bright nail polish colors, and this shade allows me to subtly incorporate more color into my everyday looks while still being neutral enough to go with anything.” — Valerie Stepanova, fashion writer
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“I always gravitate towards light blue polishes in the summer, and GLU Sky Nail Polish is my latest obsession. It's the perfect baby blue shade to have in your lineup.” — Kelsey Stewart, beauty & fashion writer
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Dear Sundays
No. 30 Sage Green
“I love me a great muted shade. This summer, I’ve been constantly reaching for this creamy sage green hue from Sundays Studio. The grayish-green color is super wearable and flattering on all skin tones — plus, it’s basically a neutral.” — Kaleigh Fasanella, beauty writer
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Olive & June
Grape Soda
“I typically reach for pinks and reds during the summer, but this electric magenta has stolen my heart — and nails!” — Angela Melero, executive editor
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