By the time August rolls around, you're probably a little tired of the quintessential summery nail-polish colors but aren't yet ready to commit to fall's deep burgundy or navy tones. In the quest for the perfect summer-to-fall hybrid shade, a dark, sophisticated color that feels both refreshing and transitional, take a cue from Selena Gomez and her most recent color of choice: dark, glossy, teal.
Whatever you call it — teal, turquoise, or aquamarine — the polish we're loving 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 August just yet, but Gomez is definitely giving it a grade-A endorsement. To see the color up close, click through to see the singer/songwriter's most recent manicure, then find the exact polish bottle she used (plus a few others just like it) to get the same look for yourself.
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E.MiLac GeL in Deep Lake
In Bachik's most-recent Instagram post, he credited Gomez's mesmerizing teal mani to E.Mi gel polish in the shade Deep Lake. According to the brand's website, the polish was inspired by lollipops, which is why Selena's fingernails have that glassy sheen.
It's gorgeous, but if you're looking for a traditional polish formula, you can find other deep-teal options, ahead.
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Essie Nail Polish in Go Overboard
This top-selling Essie shade blends deep blue and green together for a vacation-ready color that feels more sophisticated than seafoam.
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OPI Nail Polish in Teal Me More, Teal Me More
Besides the shiny turquoise shade, you'll want to grab this bottle from OPI for its name: Teal Me More, Teal Me More (from OPI's Grease Collection).
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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Combustealable
If you shop polish designed for to have a long lifespan, Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel formula — in Combustealable — is for you.
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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.