The rainy season could easily affect our mood and our style choices. Because it’s so gloomy outside, we unknowingly pick dark-hued clothing to match the weather. Sometimes we don’t even try to do our makeup, especially if we don’t have waterproof products. But if there’s one thing you can easily change up and combat the gloominess of the season, it’s nail polish.
According to Glamour, most nail polish trends this season include bright colors like slime green, pastels, watermelon-style, and full-on rainbow nails. Refinery29 also cited that bright orange is having a moment on Instagram—even Margot Robbie is into this traffic cone shade.
If you’re looking for nail polish shades that can cut through the rainy season gloom, check out the picks below. You can do it at home, at work, or go to a nail salon to have it done.
Solique x Agoo 2.0 Gel Polish in Robin
Robin is a pastel blue shade that’s similar to the color of robin eggs. You can wear this on its own or add glitter to make the blue pop more. Or, you can avail of Solique’s UV-Glow top coat which will make your nails glow under a blacklight. Available at Girlstuff, Glorietta 2.
ORLY Nail Polish in Life’s a Beach
Follow the bright orange trend with this striking shade from ORLY. It’s described as “a vibrant tomato red with orange undertones” with a shiny crème finish. This is a suitable shade to wear with an office pantsuit or a party dress. Available at select Watson’s stores.
Happy Skin x Posh Nails Express Gel Polish in Posh
Do you miss millennial pink? If you do, try Posh, a soft pink shade that’s neutral enough to not overpower your look, but still bright enough to rock on a rainy day. The best part about this product is it has hydrolized keratin to keep your nails strong and almond oil to nourish them, and it also doesn’t make your nails yellow. Available at Greenbelt 5.
TenTen Grape Slush D17
Grape Slush’s pastel shade reminds us of the yummy candies we love as kids (and even as adults). Additionally, TenTen nail polish is quick-drying and chip-resistant. You’re sure to have colorful nails for a long time. Available on Nippon Esthetic.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in It’s Raining Men
You can’t go wrong with bold red nails. Deborah Lippmann’s It’s Raining Men is a red shade with a shiny finish. Because it’s a gel formula, it will last longer and won’t dent easily. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Zoya Pixie Dust Nail Polish in Solange
This gold shade is sooo extra thanks to its standout glittery finish. According to Zoya’s site, the sparkle is described as metal foil and made with the brand’s “exclusive” gold pigment. You can wear this over a nude shade or pair with any color if you want more brightness on your nails. Of course, you can always wear it alone. Available on Polish Please!.
Art by Tricia Guevara
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