20 Hot Polish Shades for Your Summer Pedicure

Nothing lays the groundwork to summer style better than a fresh pedicure, and the road to happy feet is paved with these 20 hot nail polish shades.

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Butter London Nail Lacquer in Silly Billy

Fruit Punch

File this colour under fun! Putting a totally carefree shade like this on your toes is one easy step to getting your head into vacation mode.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Silly Billy, $18, available at Hudson's Bay

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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Nail Lacquer in Only in Florida

Drink It In

Like a refreshing glass of delicious sangria, this warm coral hue is a pitch perfect blend of sweet pink and tart orange. You'll definitely want seconds.

M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Nail Lacquer in Only in Florida, $11, maccosmetics.ca

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H&M Nail Polish in Spellbreaker

Rosy Outlook

This is a mid-tone pink any grown up girl can wear with pride and ease - it's sure to flatter a range of skin tones from fair to deep.

H&M Nail Polish in Spellbreaker, $7, hm.com/ca

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NARS Nail Polish in Schiap

Hot Stuff

Just the hue for when you're feeling fearless and feminine: this look-at-me nail colour is an homage to the signature colour of legendary designer, and style icon, Elsa Schiaparelli.

NARS Nail Polish in Schiap, $25, available at select NARS retailers (including Sephora, Hudson's Bay, Holt Renfrew, and Murale) and www.narscosmetics.com

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Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in 49 Rogue Pablo

Get Red-dy

What's the perfect summer ensemble to wear with a juicy shade that boasts an exotic name? A white sundress, ankle wrap sandals and a straw wide brim hat will complete the picture beautifully.

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in 49 Rogue Pablo, $29, at Hudson's Bay

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Essie Nail Lacquer in Hiking Heels

In the Red

Prepare to fall in love with the season's most sizzling red. A must-have update for any woman, this warm scarlet shade walks the line between classic and modern.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Hiking Heels, $10, available in salons and drugstores

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CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Oxblood

Time for Wine

What's better than a deep merlot red that's always in season? One with staying power, thanks to a chip-resistant and fast-drying formula.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Oxblood, $13, at Trade Secrets, Chatters and CND.com for salons

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Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Louboutin Rouge

Red Alert

The bottle is artfully designed, while the contents deliver that covetable glossy scarlet we all know and love. Merci, Mr. Louboutin, for making it easy to add a little luxury to everyday life.

Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in Louboutin Rouge, $65, at Holt Renfrew

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The Face Shop Trendy Nails Nail Polish

Purple Reign

Fancy a soft colour that still makes a statement? Allow us to suggest this lilac shade...and the beginning of a memorable summer fling.

The Face Shop Trendy Nails Nail Polish, $3, thefaceshop.ca

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Ceramic Glaze Nail Polish in Petal Pusher

Violet Femme

Sometimes the best polish colours elude a clear description. But one thing is certain: this blue-tinged purple manages to be pretty, sophisticated and unexpected all at once.

Ceramic Glaze Nail Polish in Petal Pusher, $9, available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Exotica Acai

Berry Treasure

With an argan and evening primrose oil-infused formula this deep plum tone with an ultra-glossy finish delivers more than meets the eye.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Exotica Acai, $12, at mass retailers

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Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Lovestruck

Water World

Finding a flattering pastel can be tricky, it's a fine line between pale and washed out. A just-right dose of blue in the mix helps this shade totally nail it.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy in Lovestruck, $9, at mass retailers

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CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Denim Patch

Blue Crush

Get ready to put this shade on repeat! The aptly named blue-grey polish is akin to your favourite jeans - it goes with everything.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Denim Patch, $13, at Trade Secrets, Chatters and CND.com for salons

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Formula X Full Strength Treatment Nail Polish in Game Changer

The Life Aquatic

Nothing shakes up a style rut like a shot of pure unadulterated colour. Slap on a coat (or two) of this cobalt blue, and get set to be invigorated.

Formula X Full Strength Treatment Nail Polish in Game Changer, $16, sephora.ca

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L'Oréal Paris Le Vernis À L'Huile by Colour Riche in 668 Bleu Royal

In the Navy

From the blend of precious oils (hello, rose and lotus blossom) to the single coat payoff, to the pleasant scent and cut crystal-esque bottle, this majorly chic navy polish has a lot going on for it.

L'Oréal Paris Le Vernis À L'Huile by Colour Riche in 668 Bleu Royal, $10, at mass retailers and drugstores

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Splish Splash

Hang Ten

In the world of nail polish, turquoise is the new red. The hit colour practically screams summer, putting toes on display in trendy block heel sandals ups the ante.

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Splish Splash, $22, available at Murale

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Cool Cucumber

Going Green

Super stylish and outside the box, turn to this rich emerald shade when your itinerary calls for letting loose. Girl's Weekend, anyone?

Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Cool Cucumber, $12, at mass retailers

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CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Smokey Taupe

Grey's Anatomy

This balanced blend of dove grey and cocoa brown is proof that a well-designed neutral can achieve standout status.

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Smokey Taupe, $12, at mass retailers

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OPI Infinite Shine No Light-Gel-Lacquer in No Stopping Zone

Bare Necessity

Whether your ideal nude polish is on the cool pink side, a little peachy or more in the warm tan family (like this shade), there's a match to be found in this limited-edition collection. Run, don't walk!

OPI Infinite Shine No Light-Gel-Lacquer in No Stopping Zone, $17, Chatters

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Essie Nail Lacquer in Coconut Cove

White Heat

We crave summer's brilliant light all year long, indulge one step further with a pedicure in creamy white. The fresh accent is suitable whether you're headed to boardroom or boardwalk.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Coconut Cove, $10, available in salons and drugstores

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