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10 Way Unexpected, Yet Awesome, Summer Nail-Polish Shades

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    Right about now, as the temperature finally begins to rise and we release our long-hibernating limbs into the sunlight, we can pretty much guarantee the kind of nail-polish colors everyone is gravitating toward: neons, sunny citruses, and all-around brights that feel happy and fresh. Been there, done that a zillion times already.

    Now, don't get us wrong: We like those shades. We like 'em a lot. But, after a certain point, we also feel like if we see one more coral or aqua mani, we're going to scream. We like variety — so sue us.

    Fortunately, it's like the beauty industry has read our minds — or it feels the same summer-brights fatigue we're experiencing. The newest lacquer launches from some of our fave brands feature quite a few surprising, out-of-the-ordinary picks. Just as we believe you can wear a bright lipstick whenever you damn well please, we also think that just because the mercury has hit triple digits doesn't mean you can't own a lovely, autumn-esque forest green on your tips. Seasonality, schmeasonality.

    Ahead, find the 10 most surprising — but still amazing — summer nail shades you should definitely try out this season.

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