Summer Nail Color Trends 2011

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Chanel is undoubtedly the "decider" when it comes to the nail color of the moment and this Summer is no different. With the release of Mimosa, fingers around the globe will look like they are tipped with little lemon dropped candies all Summer.

In May, I found an old Wet n' Wild yellow polish in my own collection and have been donning yellow talons ever since.

yellow nails + vintage bangles + bracelets + alhambra necklace + louis vuitton azur noe bucket bag + rings
* See my entire outfit here *

Jennifer at the Looks for Less stepped it up a notch by adding a cute hot pink french tip to her yellow mani <-click for a tutorial.

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As well as a super fun and colorful Tropical Leopard design. <-click for tutorial

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Don't have the precision or patience to create your own fun nail effect? Try Sally Henson ~ Salon Effects - Real Nail Polish Strips which work like a charm!

Sally Hansen real effect polish strips, Screen shot 2011-07-15 at 1.19.20 PM


I'm always a fan of a great nude nail which is so classy and simple and 70's.

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But if nude is a little too boring for you, a little gold sparkle adds a touch of glamour! <-click for tutorial

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Ombre nails are ever fun at the moment and work in almost any color combination!

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When in doubt, Think Brights!

Essie's Summer Braziliant Nails

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OPI's S/S 2011 Texas Collection

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Las Summer I was IN LOVE with my Blue Nails ...Lapis of Luxury by Essie

Essie nail polish+Lapis of Luxury+blue nail lacquer

Remember, nail color is on trend with fashion at the moment... almost anything goes. If you own it and wear it with confidence, you'll be the one setting the trends. Have fun!

BlogHer Style Editor Maegan Tintari {@loveMaegan} is a Fashion, Home & Lifestyle blogger from Los Angeles. Go to ...love Maegan to find out more!

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