Season in and season out, there’s one thing you can rest assured knowing we’ll do--and that’s scour the beauty market for the best and brightest nail polish colors of the moment. Here are seven of our faves for summer 2016.

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Tom Ford

VINTAGE ORANGES

The ’70s trends have taken over your closet, and now they’re moving in on your makeup bag. Look to a rich tangerine to complement your beachy glow.

Tom Ford ($35)

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Nordstrom

PERIWINKLE BLUES

A springtime hit that’s sticking around for summer, this cool color is perfect for the still-transitional weeks before the Fourth of July.

Dior ($24)

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Jin Soon

ELECTRIC BLUES

What other time of the year can you really pull off a cobalt mani-pedi? It may not be the most work-appropriate shade, but it’s certainly a refreshing option for those beach weeks. 

Jin Soon ($15) 

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Nordstrom

BRIGHT BERRIES

Now, back to that work-appropriate point. You may want to shake up your fire-engine-red standby. Instead, try a lighter, strawberry-inspired hue.

Chanel ($28)

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Amazon

ROYAL BERRIES

If the pink tinges are a little too much for you, you can also go with a cooler, more purple-like berry. Both are incredibly trendy.

Sally Hansen ($4)

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Amazon

SHEER NUDES

Long, almond nails are the shape du jour. But even if you can’t grow Adele-level talons, you can achieve an elongating look simply by choosing a similar shade of nail polish to your own skin tone. 

O.P.I. ($6)

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Zoya

OPALESCENT SHADES

When you don’t want the full commitment of a solid nail color, swipe on a sheer, shimmery topcoat to look presentable in a flash. Or layer it over another color for the world’s easiest DIY nail art.

Zoya ($10)

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