Seven Nail Polish Colors To Try This Summer

Hey there, friends! Happy Saturday!

Last week, I shared the new nail polish color I opted for after way too many times opting for my same old super light pink shade. I felt like I had gone way outside of my comfort zone with this one but, when I shared it on Instagram, y’all begged to differ! Ha! I guess I could have gone a liiiittle further out from my norm being that I went with a ‘medium pink’ shade. This whole thing got me brainstorming other Summer shades that might be worth a try! I used to get all sorts of crazy bright shades like OPI’s ‘Cajun Shrimp’ and Essie’s ‘Turquoise & Caicos’.

So, today, I’m sharing the shades I’m challenging myself to try this Summer … you know, just in case you’re looking for a new Summer shade, as well! 😉 The best part about all of these shades is that you can snag them all in one place … Walmart! Last month, I shared that Walmart is where a lot of my first beauty purchases were made so it only makes sense that I head there when I’m in need of some new nail inspiration! They had such a wide variety of nail colors. It was really fun to pick all of these out!

Seven Nail Polish Colors To Try This Summer


Naturally, Revlon’s ‘Coy’ is my favorite of all of the picks, ha! I know .. I know .. the whole point of this exercise for me was to encourage myself to venture outside of my norm but … I chose this color in case you typically go for a different color and are potentially inspired to choose light pink next time! It’s a neutral in my book, ha! So, if you’re looking for a pretty pink for less than $5.00, this one is it!


This color ‘Peach Side Babe’, by Essie, reminds me of an old favorite I used to wear by Essie called ‘Tart Deco’, except it’s a little peachier. Peach is one of the prettiest colors that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. If you normally go with a pink, and you’re looking to do something a little different, go with this color as it won’t be SO far out of your color range.


I have a major crush on light orange lately, as you can tell from the top I’m wearing in these photos and this nail polish choice by Revlon called ‘Priviledged‘! I think it’s so perfect for Summer, especially for a getaway to the beach!


I love wearing turquoise in the Summer. It compliments so many bright summer colors you could be in your outfit to add just a little something to your look! Not super into it? Go for it, anyway, and just see if it changes your mind!


If you like to keep things super light, and get white a lot, I’d encourage you to switch it up and go for this really light, pale pink by Essie called ‘Lighten The Mood’. It’s matte and really great for anyone who may work in a professional setting where some of these brighter shades just wouldn’t be appropriate.


I used to get Essie’s ‘Play Date’ all the time. I absolutely love that color but, if it’s too bold of a purple for you, I’d encourage you to try Essie’s ‘Lilacism’ [currently sold out at Walmart]. Over the past few years, I have gravitated toward lighter pastel shades on my nails, instead of the more bold shades, so I got all the heart eyes when I saw this color!


I can’t tell you how many times I have seen this color on someone and their response to ‘what color is this?’ is ‘Bikini So Teeny’. It’s so different and striking .. you can’t help but be drawn to it .. so, I recently purchased it for myself at Walmart and I think it’s the next color I’m going to get on my toes! I’ll be sure to show y’all what it looks like when I do! 🙂

What is your go-to Summer nail polish color? Leave it in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by today! xo.


Editor's Notes



  1. Tammy wrote:

    I have to try the bikini so teeny color next time I polish my toe nails. Normally for summer my favorite colors are bright pink, orange or red. Finally summer arrived in NYC.

    Published 6.29.19 · Reply
  2. Arianna wrote:

    I love these colors especially the lilac one.

    Arianna |

    Published 7.2.19 · Reply
  3. Sara wrote:

    My favorite is Cajun shrimp! Where’s your top from?

    Published 5.29.21 · Reply