Tips To Get The Most out of Your Manicure This Summer

Must-Have Summer Nail Tips | OPI
  • Must-Have Summer Nail Tips | OPI

    Summer, summer, summertime. Vacation season is here with sun, sand, and rising temperatures. Even better, we’ve got summer nail colors to match! Plus, if you want your manicure to stay put during your fun in the sun (who doesn’t?!), we’ve recruited our OPI mani maestro’s to share must-have summer nail tips for gorgeous manis all season long.

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    1. Keep Your Cuticles Happy


      When applied nightly, OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil prevents hangnails and keeps cuticles moisturized. Just add it to your bedside table and apply it before you go to sleep for healthy nails and cuticles all summer long. Looking for an on-the-go option? OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil To Go is the perfect way to travel light and keep cuticles healthy.


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    2. Protect your nails before you hit the pool


      Before you head to the pool, it’s worth taking extra precautions as chlorine can dry out your nails and cuticles. The night before, apply OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener onto bare nails. Or, If you’re already wearing polish, you can add an extra layer of OPI Top Coat for additional mani protection.

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    3. Must-Have Summer Nail Tips


      Prolonged soaking in water (like pools) can cause nails to expand and become more vulnerable to premature chipping and peeling, so try to take some breaks from the ocean and make sure to hydrate by drinking plenty of water.

    4. Must-Have Summer Nail Tips


      No, not yellow nail polish—we love classic bright yellow shades, like Exotic Birds Do Not Tweet. We’re talking yellow nails. Try not to spend too much time in the sun as UV rays can cause fading and yellowing of many nail polish colors. To prevent your manicure from taking a turn for the worse, prep your nails with not one, but two layers of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat before your favorite nail polish shades. Plus, don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands and feet!



    5. Must-Have Summer Nail Tips


      Just like our hair, our nails also absorb water. So after a fun day at the beach or in the pool, a manicure is likely to lift and chip. If you want a nail color that lasts for your whole vacation, consider visiting your favorite nail salon and asking for an OPI GelColor manicure. With 3 weeks of wear and shine, you know that once it’s on, a gel mani isn’t going anywhere.

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    6. Must-Have Summer Nail Tips


      Summer is filled with beach trips, vacations, and lots of fun activities, so if you don’t have the time to perfect your nails as often as you’d like, use a quick-dry top coat like RapiDry Top Coat nail polish dryer, to quickly dry nail polish shades to perfection. Or, go from wet, to set, in just 60 seconds with OPI Drip Dry nail polish drying drops.

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    7. We hope these summer nail tips are helpful! Now that you’re set on nail tips for summer, see the latest shades perfect for the summer season.

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