Smith & Cult’s New Fade The Sun Nail Polish Is The Perfect Addition To Your Vacation Wardrobe


It would be fair to say that summer is likely the season when your nails receive the most attention. After all, it's a time of year when your open-toe sandals are getting the most action and your finger tips aren't tucked into your pockets or covered with a mitten. And while you may have already established a few go-to seasonal hues, it never hurts to bring a fresh color into the mix. That said, you won't have to look very far to find it, as Smith & Cult's Fade The Sun nail polish is making a play to be your new favorite vacation shade.

Available as of June 3 for $18 a bottle, the summer-ready, metallic papaya color from Smith & Cult is like a sunset for your nails. Not only does the lacquer promise brilliant shine and even, chip-resistant coverage, but it'll also provide for a shimmery finish that's sure to glisten in the sunshine. Even better? Like all of the brand's polishes, this one is vegan, cruelty-free, and made with an 8-free formula — which means you'll get all the stunning color without all the nasty ingredients.

Now, while the orangey-hue may seem daunting for some, there's no better time to give a new color a try than during the summer months. And this shade in particular will match up nicely with all of your warm-weather clothing — from the bold brights and citrus shades to your muted pastels. Not to mention, it'll bring a refreshing pop of color to your head-to-toe white ensembles.

In addition to Fade The Sun, Smith & Cult introduced a metallic light pink called Certain Sweetness, too. Also priced at $18, this hue is perfect for someone who likes to keep it light on their nails but wants a dose of shine for summer. The shimmering, pretty pink can also make for an eye-catching alternative for summer brides.

As for how to use the polishes? To achieve the best results, the brand recommends first applying your base coat — you can snag Smith & Cult's here — followed by two to three coats of the nail color. Finally, finish off your manicure with a glossy top coat, which you might as well scoop up from Smith & Cult if you're currently running low.

Before you head off on your next trip, shop the two latest additions to the Smith & Cult polish family below.