As instant beauty gratification goes, there’s little out there to beat a bright nail polish.
For a minimal investment – I firmly believe the difference between low and high end nail polish formulas is negligible – you can enjoy the treat of a new beauty buy and the joy of wearing something colourful, without the fear that comes with braving a dazzling shade on your face. There is something particularly satisfying about sporting a set of lovely nails, painted in the shade that makes your heart sing, just to make yourself happy.
But, which colour to choose? Classic summer brights from hot pink to cherry red or juicy coral always go down a treat, and pop particularly well against a tan – by sun or by bottle. The high street is bursting with versions of these traditional jolly shades, and I’ve picked four of my favourites, all costing less than £7 below. Or, if you’re feeling a little more experimental and fancy giving a 2017 trend a whirl, try a jazzy glitter, glamorous metallic or chic, bright white nail.
Whichever you choose, I guarantee your hands will scream summer every time you look down – even if looking out the window tells a different story.