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Summer brights: on-trend nail colours that are too hot to handle

Summer. There’s no better time to rock your favourite bold colours - from blue eyeliner, to pink dresses, to yellow shoes, right down to orange pedicures.

Even monochrome lovers have to admit that a bold mani-pedi combo looks fun and fresh in summer, and takes you from beach party to barbecue with ease. And, now, you can wear your favourite polish shades for longer – without setting foot in a salon – thanks to Rimmel London Super Gel Nail Polish, £5.99, and its hard-wearing formula.

With the glossy look and plump feel of an in-salon gel manicure, Super Gel makes it easy to DIY that pro finish – and you don’t even need a UV lamp. Simply apply a coat or two of your favourite colour, then apply the Super Gel Top Coat, £5.99, to lock it down, and enjoy your flawless mani for up to 14 days. 

There are 20 shades to choose from – each one as excellent as the last – but to get you started, we’ve rounded up three summer bright looks that are so on trend this season…

I See Red

on-trend nail colours that are too hot to handle

If the catwalks have taught us anything, it’s that red is back with a vengeance this summer. Wear it on your nails for a timeless, glamorous burst of brightness and match it to your lipstick for an effortless, pulled-together look.

Rimmel London Super Gel in Hip Hop, £5.99

Royal Blues

on-trend nail colours that are too hot to handle

Come summer drizzle or shine, an ocean-inspired blue manicure always wins. Wear the colour of the season in a shimmering blue-grey to keep it subtle, or go for an impactful turquoise that contrasts gorgeously against a white dress.Rimmel London’s 60 Second Nail Polishes in Loafer For You, Port-a-Loo Blue, and Danny Boy, £5.99

Rainbow Bright

on-trend nail colours that are too hot to handle

Not sure which colour you want to wear? This summer, there’s no need to choose. Grab five of your favourite polishes and paint up each nail in a different shade.

Nothing will improve your holiday mood quite like a multi-coloured manicure. We love: Rimmel London’s 60 Second Nail Polishesin Port-A-Loo Blue and Tangerine Tent, all £2.99 each.

Want to try some pared down summer nails? We’ve got sweet pastel manicures for you to try.