The best nail polishes for every occasion

  • 17 Jul - 23 Jul, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

So here we are again, right at the beginning of the festive season. The season of celebrations is upon us, Eid soirees, weddings, the bachelorette parties are about to be unleashed, and it’s that time of the year when the next thing pops up before you can take a break from getting dolled up every other day. But what you can be prepared with is a set of on-trend nails on any occasion that your social life might throw at you. The best part? The season of celebration comes with no rules attached for manicures, so you can go as minimalistic or glam-ready as you want without hesitation. Here’s how you can switch your nails up for every big celebration.

Reach for a shimmery bronze for your next destination wedding

Jet-setting to a lesser-known destination for a friend’s wedding? Cue a neutral-but-not-boring colour solution that will go with almost every wedding outfit in your suitcase – bronze. Christian Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Vibrato features a stunning metallic shimmer, and a formula that embraces the shine of a gel finish nail polish. The softer, flatter and rounded tip of the brush ensures flawless application if you’re planning to DIY too.

Channel the yellow trend with your manicure when on holiday

Even though the temperatures are falling and rainy days are ahead of us, a sunny nail polish is sure to guarantee a sunny state of mind. Grab a hat, slather on the sunscreen and traipse about your beach vacation wearing Chanel’s Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli – a bright happy sunflower yellow that goes best with tanned skin.

Dial it up with orange for date night

Nothing harmonises a date night look like a set of fierce, flirty nails. Let your tips steal the show at the dinner table in JinSoon Nail Lacquer’s Pop Orange, which takes a glossy, adventurous detour from classic fire engine red talons. If you need a quick touch-up, the fast-drying polish will ensure that you can fill in any gaps before running out the door.

Choose a deep red hue for a bachelorette party

A bachelorette party is the perfect excuse to wear a fancy dress, dab on some lippy, wear those towering heels and head out with your girlies for a night out. For such times, you and your nails definitely need to look their best. That said, you can place your bets on the Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Lover’s Creep – a rich, deep shade of red.

Pick shimmery pink for a big Eid party

Everyone and everything is resplendent at an Eid party, and spackling on a few layers of sparkle on your nails can elevate your ethnic outfit almost immediately. This shimmery pink will be a conversation starter, especially if you’re mingling with people you don’t know too well yet.

Go with the blues for a road trip

Blue skies, blaring stereo, billowing hair, and a dash of baby blue on your nails – doesn’t that sound like the ideal road trip? Swipe on a couple coats of the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Colour in Above the Clouds, and throw caution to the winds as you blast the radio in your car with your friends.

A light pastel nail colour will serve you well at a family dinner

Simple and easy on the eyes does it for a festive family gathering. Sally Hansen Mega Strength in Liquid Power is a pretty shade that will go with pretty much anything you decide to wear.