I’m unsure precisely when it occurred—or, extra precisely, why—however for the previous few weeks, I’ve seen nothing however straight-up ugly nail polish colours in every single place. Well, maybe ugly isn’t the precise phrase: Rust, for all intents and functions, isn’t the worst hue on the colour wheel, and maybe orange isn’t that offensive, however the place shades of sunshine pink (assume: Essie’s Ballet Slippers, Smith & Cult’s Ghost Edit) took over our Pinterest pages for the primary a part of our present decade, now it’s unattainable to scroll by Instagram with out seeing burnt sienna, rusty browns, or worse, moss-green-colored fingertips. Yep, it’s official: The ’70s pattern has filtered over to our magnificence routines, too.
Case in level: The gross sales affiliate that helped me at Reformation final weekend had what appeared like oxidized polish on each her fingers and her toes; then I strolled by my favourite LES boutique, The Frankie Shop, to see the cabinets stocked with half a dozen brown nail polish hues; and over Memorial Day Weekend, I need to’ve bookmarked a handful of blogger photos with bright orange nails—no, not lipstick purple or a cool apricot, however quite a near-blinding shade of orange that might sooner resemble a pumpkin. And I can’t get sufficient of them.
While I’m over right here bookmarking images of lemon-tinged mint inexperienced polish on Instagram, click on by for the three greatest—and, uh, ugliest—nail polish tendencies of the summer time, plus see my favourite shades of every.