5 Hot Summer Nail Colors

Let's be honest -- lying poolside is what we dream about all winter long. But what fun is it without the perfect shade of polish to top off your cute summer outfit? This season, nail polish brands are taking it to the next level: From shimmers and neons to fun appliques, you'll never run out of ways to impress your girlfriends. These hues are hot, hip and pack a punch.

By Hilary Walke for TheBlush.com

Holiday by Chanel
Chanel.comChanel.com

A bright coral is exactly what you need to get into the summer spirit. Perfect for any occasion, Holiday is the ideal mix of warmness and wildness.
$26, Chanel.com

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Sun-Kissed by China Glaze
Amazon.comAmazon.com

This hot highlighter yellow is the ultimate neon that celebrates summer. Sun-Kissed will stand out in any crowd, so get ready to turn some heads.
$3, Amazon.com

On the Beach by Deborah Lippman
Bloomingdales.comBloomingdales.com

Want your nails to match the ocean? You got it. On the Beach will have you jumping in the waves in no time -- and don't fret -- your nails won't chip!
$16, Bloomingdales.com

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Stance by Illamasqua
Illamasqua.comIllamasqua.com

Take a deep breath: If you're looking for something different, you've arrived at your destination. Stance is a bold mauve that's fearlessly fresh and vibrant.
$22, Illamasqua.com

Action by Essie
Essie.comEssie.com

Lights, Camera, Action! Essie's summer collection, Poppy-Razzi, is all about bright shades of pinks and oranges. Action is a brilliant mandarin orange unlike anything we've seen before.
$8, Essie.com

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