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A Snowy Summer

Overwhelmed by more nail polish colors than ever? Try an opaque white. Whether you take your cues from the runway—rag & bone, Honor—or the red carpet—Zoe Saldana, Lea Michele—the color (or lack of) goes with everything and makes your summer tan look even darker.

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  • Ciate Paint Pot
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    The brand known for its caviar, foil, and even chalkboard manicures does the basics, too: Ciate Paint Pot ($15) in Snow Virgin.

  • Deborah Lippmann Nail Color
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    Models wore Deborah Lippmann Nail Color ($17) in Amazing Grace at Honor’s S/S 13 show.

  • Seche Nail Polish
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    Seche is known for its super strong and shiny topcoat. This summer, they’re launching their first color collection with 33 classic shades, including Seche Nail Polish ($5) in Porcelain.

  • Lea Michele White Nails
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    Lea Michele rocked snow white nails at the Beverly Hilton this month in celebration of our new site, Domaine. Manicurist Nettie Davis used Essie’s Nail Polish ($8) in Marshmallow.

  • L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Polish
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    You don’t have to be a summer bride to wear L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Nail Polish ($6) in I Will!

  • rag & bone White Nail Polish
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    Revlon ambassador Jenny Longworth painted two coats of Revlon’s Nail Enamel ($6) in White on White on all of the models at rag & bone’s S/S 13 runway show. (The color’s been discontinued, so try Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel ($5) in Spirit.)

  • OPI Nail Polish
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    Look for OPI’s Nail Polish ($9) in Alpine Snow next time you’re due for a manicure.

  • Emmy Rossum White Nail Polish
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    Emmy Rossum used Orly’s French Manicure ($9) in White Tips White at Target’s celebration of Justin Timberlake’s new album, The 20/20 Experience, in Los Angeles.

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    Nars Nail Polish ($19) in Ecume is so thick you’ll only need one coat.

Zoe Saldana matched her manicure to her Dolce & Gabbana dress earlier this year, kicking off summer’s biggest nail trend: opaque white. Manicurist Jenna Hipp used Nailing Hollywood x NCLA’s Nail Wraps ($16) in Orbit Ring.

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