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Match Your Polish to Your Vacation Destination

You probably wouldn’t pack your neon string bikini for a weekend getaway to a family-filled New England beach town. And the same is true for what you wear on your nails. To help you coordinate your mani with your picturesque surroundings, we’ve paired a few of our favorite polishes with some fantasy-worthy summer destinations.



Summer on Nantucket is about as all-American as it can get. (Think: popped collars and preppy prints.) Try a classic but not stuffy shade like Ruffian Red. To up the patriotic ante, paint on Color Club’s Insta-This a royal blue. For maximum prep, add simple white stripes with the super precise Color Club Art Duo Pen.



Bright waters, white sand, and bright bikinis abound in Tulum. Go bold with Ruffian’s Endless Love (a bright orchid-hued metallic) Deborah Lippmann’s Whip It (a neon pink), or Floss Gloss’s Con Limon (a lime green that pairs perfectly with a salt-rimmed margarita).



Summer in France calls for a touch of sophistication. Stick to neutrals with a twist like Color Club Gold Struck a sparkly-yet-subtle pale gold, or the shimmery lavender of Ruffian’s Ambrosia. Or keep it classy with one of our favorite French-chic looks: a better-than-bare wash of pink from OPI Sheer Tints’ Be Magentale With Me.



Greece’s striking whitewashed buildings against an electric blue sea inspire beachy polish picks. Try pairing OPI Alpine Snow, one of our favorite bright-whites for summer, with the faded teal of Color Club’s Aquamarine Azulino and Ruffian’s Blue Lagoon in a mismatched mani.



Pastel fingertips are the perfect fit for Long Island surfer town’s chill vibe. Wear the pearly-green of Color Club Breakfast At… or Deborah Lippmann’s Tiptoe Through the Tulips, a sandy tan. To complement those gorgeous sunsets, add some eye-catching sparkle with the LAQA & Co. Dual-Tip Nail Polish Pen.



Stroll through a vineyard with earth-toned hues like Ruffian’s soft brown Sahara and Color Club’s earthy-green Tribe and True. If you’re more inspired by the sparkling drink in your hand, try a coat two of Color Club’s champagne-hued Top Shelf.

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