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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.

Nantucket

DESTINATION: NANTUCKET

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.

Tulum

DESTINATION: TULUM

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).

France

DESTINATION: SOUTH OF FRANCE

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.

Santorini

DESTINATION: SANTORINI

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.

Montauk

DESTINATION: MONTAUK

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.

Sonoma

DESTINATION: SONOMA

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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