6 Divine Shellac Colours To Try Out Once You’re Back In The Nail Salon

It's our summer nail edit!


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Nails, glorious nails, oh how we’ve missed you. With nail salons reopening from June 29 as part of the phase 3 roadmap plan to getting the country back on its feet, it’s safe to say our feet and hands are in need of some serious SOS after months without proper care and TLC.

If you’re like me and had to take off your Shellac with a home DIY kit, I feel your pain. But thankfully, there’s light at the end of the tunnel and appointments are beginning to fill up again. So, it’s time to get back to choosing what nail colour you want, because the once pain of picking a shade now seems hella exciting.

With summer far from over, bright and vibrant hues are still very much in. From palm tree greens to sea blues and rosé inspired shades, these are the colours we’re dreaming about this summer.


Coral is always the perfect colour for summer and goes delicious with a sun-kissed glow. The shiny finish of CND Catch of the Day also makes it one of our fave summer shades and one we’re definitely thinking about wearing this summer.


Hot Girl Summer last year was all about green shades and it’s back this year stronger than ever before. From neon shades to sage pastels, green is everywhere and we’re not complaining. CND Sugarcane is the colour to ask for.


Nothing says summer holidays like a hot pink nail. Although plans are up in the air in relation to summer vacays, staycations are always a good idea and hot pink nails are key for July. This shade is from OPI and always pops, ask for Charged Up Cherry.


Perfect for water babies and beach lovers, bring the seaside elements to your lewk with gorgeous blue nails. This peaceful, calming blue hue is from CND and it’s called Down By The Bae.


When in doubt, opt for something neutral. Nude always works and not only is it perfect for holidays and goes with every outfit, it’s also perfect for the office too – win, win! Opi Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey is both nude and shimmery, making it a gorgeous champagne shade and we’re totally obsessed.


We’re not talking about magenta enough. This magical colour has an easy and free vibe that’s perfect for summer. CND The Skipper is the perfect option for you.

And if it’s nail inspo you’re looking for, we’ve got the people to follow too!

Betina Goldstein

Betina Goldstein is one of our ultimate faves to follow. Not only is she a nail artist to the stars, her designs are all so simplistic and gorgeous and we’re never stuck for choice thanks to her gorgeous page.


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Content creator Melanie has the nicest nails in all the land and we’re always eyeing up what to get next thanks to her gorge taste.

Plus we’d rate her jewellery a 10/10!


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Tropical Popical 

The place to go for many of Ireland’s top celebs, Tropical Popical is known for its incredible bright colour and stun nail designs. These nails will get you noticed and they’ve got plenty of styles to choose from.


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Olive & June 

Forever acing summer nails and reminding us that colour is king, Olive & June are all about making your nails stand out and if you can’t choose one colour, why not opt for many and paint your fingers all different shades.


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Amy Le Nails 

If you ever needed a lesson on how to take a good nail pic, Amy Le is your go-to woman. Not only does she catch the light, make her fingers look chic and her nails pop, but her incredible nail bank of colours and art has us scrolling through her page again and again.


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Don’t forget to tag us in your gorgeous nails and share the inspo, we’re @stellarmagazine on Instagram!


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