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Summer is here and while preparing your luggage for your next holiday’s destination you wonder what nail polish should you use. To be more precise, which colours should be the must-haves this summer? Since Pantone has released its pale blue and that some fashion brands played with electric yellows and intense turquoise, we feel we should go bold with nail polish this summer. In the current context, some constraint seems reasonable and probably some of you might spend part of your summer at work. Therefore at Luxury Activist, we decided to adopt a more elegant and low profile approach (unless you are a party girl in Ibiza). We played with the colour palette in order to obtain an interesting balance between originality, vibrancy and elegance. Here are our top 5 best nail polish to wear during this summer 2020.

1- CHANEL 548 Blanc White


Chanel has developed true know-how in nail polish which is by far the most complex beauty technology to master. This summer, the one to pick is by far the reference 548 Blanc White. It is a « fake nude » colour with hints of caramel and velvety soft skin tones. It adapts to all skin types and the more you get tanned, the nicest the contrast is. With a perfect finish, it will for sure be the perfect companion for this summer. No matter if you are in a trendy beach, a restaurant or on a wild summer night party, your look will be complete with this reference from Chanel.

2- ESSIE Nail Polish in Toned Down

Essie is the go-to nail brand for salon professionals, beauty junkies, industry insiders, celebrities and fashion icons around the world.  America’s nail salon expert, Essie aims to inspire a love for the manicure experience with a wit and style that touches people everywhere. This summer, you need to try the Essie Nail Polish in Toned Down. It is a very unique colour that you might not find elsewhere. We could consider it a dusty, blue jeans blue. It might not sound obvious as a summer colour but trust me that will blend perfectly with a natural look. The finish is quite spiked with a good amount of shine.

3- EMILY HEATHE Nail Art in Public


Clever, long-wearing nail polishes become brilliantly functional design objects. Smooth, architectural curves enclose intense colour, and masterfully curated ingredients. Custom Japanese bottles MAGNETIZE together in pairs for impeccable travel and organization. Here the Emily Heathe Nail Art in Public plays with metallic colours for a dazzling look on a sun-kissed body. In New York City, the unexpected exists to surprise. The burnt orange shimmer makes a public offering to all who have hated, liked and learned to love the NYC hustle. We can also call it a rusty orange that will bring the heat to your nails. It is an unusual orange much cooler and unique than the basic one. With Emily Heathe you do not even need a topcoat. The nail polish is already quite long-lasting.

4- DEBORAH LIPPMANN Gel Lab Pro Nail Color

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The Healthy Alternative to Gel Polish! Gel Lab Pro Color is an award-winning, treatment-enriched nail polish that delivers the gloss and cushion of a gel manicure without the nail damage. This dual-patented formula delivers health, wear and shine with 10 exclusive ingredients to ensure optimum wellbeing and benefits for the nails. Requires no lamps or tools.

This product is vegan, and is a seven-free formulation that’s free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthlate), camphor, xylene, and diethylhexyl adipate. It is not tested on animals. Deborah Lippmann brings her nail authority and unique color vision inspired by her extensive works with top designers, photographers, celebrities and New York Fashion Week to every product she creates. 

Summer is about metallic. But you still want to look like an elegant girl and not like a stolen car. Therefore Deborah Lippmann proposes this “roof-top season style” nail polish. the formula is gentle even if you have sensitive nails. It provides the same effect as a gel without weakening your nail structure.

5- DIOR Nail Lacquer in Massaï


Because you should never go on holidays without a red, here is the ultimate red killer for this summer. The Dior Nail Lacquer in Massaï is the absolute red for this summer. This variant is not new. It is a classic cream red and it was released back in 2014 and since then it became one of the must-haves of every woman wardrobe. It is the perfect red colour this summer as it has a deep facet almost rose baccarat coloured.

With these five examples you can easily cherry pick three and leave relaxed to your holiday’s destination. You will for sure shine like a precious jewel. Yet, if you are going to spend all your summer at work, these colors will remind you that you can still enjoy your evenings and weekends as if you were thousand of miles away.


José Amorim
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