Nailed It

Kick-start summer with a fresh new hue. Here, W editors reveal their favorite polishes.

RGB nail polish

“I tend to wear a lot of white in the summer, and I can’t imagine a better compliment than this chic, understated grey blue.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Dolce & Gabbana nail polish in Anise, $25,


“This peachy nude looks right at home on the beach.” – Christina Caldwell, Digital Director

RGB nail polish in Punch, $18,


“This shade is like emerald green with an oil slick on top and the multi-colored iridescence makes it work with anything I wear. It’s perfect for these few months when I’m not exclusively in black.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

OPI nail lacquer in Green on the Runway, $9,


“This is bubblegum pink at it’s best. It’s a glitter polish, which sticks like rubber cement, and won’t chip between dips in the pool.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Deborah Lippmann glitter nail polish in Candy Shop, $20,


“A very pale baby blue, this color is neutral enough to go with my whole summer wardrobe while still adding a hint of color.” – Sam Milner, Senior Market Editor and Manager

Essie nail polish in Find Me An Oasis, $8.50,


“From the office to dinners to impromptu trips to the beach, I need a manicure as versatile as my schedule. Tom Ford’s deep red goes with everything—and the formula stands up to even the toughest sand.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Tom Ford nail lacquer in Carnal Red, $32,


“This opaque polish is light enough to hide chips from spending time at the beach and festive enough for an outdoor party.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

MAC nail lacquer in Pep Pep Pep, $16,


“This new vegan, quick dry shade of orange from dazzle dry is perfect for a summer day.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Dazzle Dry nail polish in Kiss My Tan, $16,


“Nothing is cooler sea-blue nail polish at the seaside.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Jin Soon nail polish in Blue Iris, $18,


“I love a nude tone, but find many of them hard to wear with my fair complexion in the winter. This creamy blush has a hint of pink that pairs perfectly with a healthy sun kissed glow and summer day in Coney Island!” – Sam Walker, Assistant Accessories Editor

OPI Nail Polish in Coney Island Cotton Candy, $9,


“This gorgeous bronze hue is the perfect metallic-as-neutral: it goes with any color shoe and its warm, golden undertones ooze summer.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish in Scrangie 2.0, $20,


“I love this warm red for summer toes!” – Esme Rene, Senior Photo Editor

Essie nail polish in Clambake, $8.50,