The summer's coolest nail colours are precisely that: cool. After months of poppy brights and moody darks, it's time for matte pastels - the manicure equivalent of a trip to the ice-cream parlour. (A tip: These shades tend to go on sheer initially, so apply at least two coats for a look that's both fabulously flirty and deliciously demure.)
Clockwise from top:
Essie polish in French Affair, $8 at select salons and www.essie.com.
Revlon Top Speed polish in Lily, $5.99 at drugstores nationwide.
Joe Fresh Style polish in Butter, $4 through www.joe.ca.
Sally Hansen Insta-dri polish in Blue Away, $5.95 at drugstores nationwide.
Revlon Top Speed polish in Jaded, $5.99 at drugstores nationwide.