best summer nail polishes pastel cremes brown skin

It’s finally summer! And the weather here has been really A+! I already have a number of events lined up. For the next 3 months, my weekends are going to be pretty full. So of course, I am living in open-toed shoes, I am taking full advantage of the warmth. Hence, I have to make sure that my nails are always polished, both hands and feet. I own a lot of nail polish…like a lot. So I give myself manis and pedis once a week, and I never wear the same colour on my fingers and toes. I love all textures of polish, but there is something about crème nail polishes, especially on dark skin that I love. I think that there is no distraction from shimmers and glitters, so that it is all about the colour. So I am drawn to really bold brights, or intense light colours. It’s all about the contrast with the skin colour. Here are the four best summer nail polishes, in pastel cremes, that will pop on women of colour.  And better yet, these are all vegan friendly! These are must-have.

Side note: Yes there are a lot of Mischo Beauty polishes here. These were all bought by me, and this post is not sponsored. I just love the brand.

best summer nail polishes pastel cremes brown skin

4 Best Summer Nail Polishes – Creme Pastels
  • Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer in Coco – a bright, pure white crème. Love this! It is hard to find a good white polish that is not powdery or streaky, but this one works.
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Jacqueline – This is an off-white crème with slight yellow undertones. This would look great on medium, olive skintones.
  • Ginger+Liz Colour Collection in Boy Toy – A light cyan colour. This has theeeeeeeee finest pearlescence. When worn, it is indistinguishable, here it made the cut.  This colour is discontinued but I also have a good dupe, Zoya in Wednesday.
  • Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer in Birthday Suit – A soft seashell pink. This is very grown up, not your typical default nailshop colour. This has a touch of grey and I could not resist buying this colour.


best summer nail polishes pastel cremes brown skin

So those are my favourites! Let me know if you have tried any of these shades and what are your favourite pastels to wear.

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