This Nail Polish Will Singlehandedly Refresh Your Summer Beauty Routine

By the time July rolls around, you might feel a little tired of the quintessential summery nail polish colors, but not ready to commit to anything too dark, like burgundy or black. In the quest for the perfect hybrid shade, a bright, but still subdued, color that feels like the restorative deep breath you need in the heat of summer, try a glossy teal.

Whatever you call it — teal, turquoise, or aquamarine — the polish we're loving right now has a rich depths-of-the-ocean effect, with a hint of summer-sky blue. We're not calling dark teal the "it" shade of summer just yet, but our hunch is that it'll be on everyone's fingers and toes come August. To see the color up close, click through the trending bottles ahead, and shop your favorite.


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Suite Eleven Beach Boy Toy

This tropical turquoise with a white base and sheer blue shimmer was made to be wrapped around the stem of a wine glass at golden hour.
Suite Eleven Beach Boy Toy, $11.00 Buy

Essie Bustling Bazaar

Inspired by the vibrant streets of Marrakech, Morocco, this bright seafoam shade from Essie's new summer collection will transport you to a vacation state of mind.
Essie bustling bazaar, $9.00 Buy

Pear Nova My Candy Rain

A creamy blue-green infusion, this Pear Nova bottle is a cool pastel peppermint.
Pear Nova My Candy Rain, $11.50 Buy

Chanel Longwear Nail Colour Le Vernis Radiant Verde

Maybe it's the designer label, but Chanel's pearlescent green has to be the chicest teal ever made.
Chanel Chanel Longwear Nail Colour Le Vernis Radiant Verde, $28.00 Buy

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Combustealble

If you shop polish designed for to have a long lifespan, Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel formula — in Combustealble — is for you.
Sally Hansen Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Combustealble, $9.99 Buy

Zoya Nail Polish in Olivera

In the bottle, this polish looks more blue than green. But on the nails, it reads as a shimmery emerald with aqua undertones.
Zoya ZOYA Nail Polish in Olivera, $10.00 Buy

Butter London Nail Polish in Slapper

This shade comes with a five-star rating, with fans calling it "the perfect teal nail polish." Honorable mention for the pigmented formula that's chip-resistant for up to a week.
Butter London butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Slapper, $15.00 Buy
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