Stop wasting precious time trying to pick out the perfect summer nail color and instead, let the stars guide you in the right direction. We asked celebrity astrologers The Astro Twins, authors of Momstrology, to help us hit the nail on the head when it comes to well, summer nails. Find out which color you should paint the town in.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Your signature nail color is a classic red (to match your fiery spirit, of course), but this summer Aries will see a much softer side come out, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly attracted to pink. Paint your nails a pretty pastel pink, such as blush, bubblegum or a light lavender rose. If there was ever a time to tone down the intensity in your beauty routine, now is it.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Get ready for a summer of fun in the sun, gardening, crafting and enjoying the great outdoors! Taurus will be extremely active over the next few months, working with their hands a lot. Thus, a simple French manicure or a light nude nail polish that doesn’t need to be updated as often is probably your best bet. A dark navy or black that will camouflage dirty nails is a wise choice as well.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Flamboyant Gemini is in a serious moneymaking mode this summer, hence the need to show off a more professional side at work. When it comes to your nails, opt for a shade that’s a little lighter than your typical go-to hue, burgundy. A conservative coral would look great on you, as would a seafoam green (to represent all that cold hard cash you’ll be raking in soon enough). Remember that chipped nails are always a huge no-no in any workplace. It signifies sloppiness and a lack of attention to detail, neither of which are good things.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Cancers are completely out of their shells and really living their lives to the fullest this summer. A glam glittery gold or metallic silver nail polish is the perfect pick to keep the party poppin’. Don’t be afraid to draw attention to yourself with some funky nail art or nail bling on your fingers either. It’s your time to shine and go wild; enjoy the spotlight while you can.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leos can look forward to getting in touch with their creative sides this summer, so when it comes to nails, really anything goes. A cool crackle polish would look haute. Or you can dare to don your own nail art. Just remember, minimal is in right now. On July 16, Jupiter goes into Leo for one year, meaning you’ll be back on center stage before you know it. A nude shimmer polish will turn heads without trying too hard.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
It’s a very social summer for Virgos! You’ll be checking out new scenes and getting involved in a whole bunch of different activities, so a classic color that can take you straight from the softball field to an upscale restaurant is essential. An earthy brown or copper would look great and so would a timeless red.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Summer is the busiest time of year for the Libra’s career. While everyone else is lounging poolside, you’ll be power lunching. A regal red or a royal purple polish will add an air of sophistication to any ensemble and let your clients, co-workers and boss know you mean business. Because Libras like to work hard and play hard, a two-toned nail that’s still professional, such as black with a white tip, is the way to go.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpios have a travel-heavy summer ahead and may even be revisiting some old places. Thus, a bright summery hue that can keep up and won’t be high maintenance (since you’ll be on the road a lot) is key. In place of regular nail polish, try a gel nail manicure, which will last up to two weeks without chipping and remain shiny throughout your trip. Think on-trend colors, such as a blazing yellow or electric orange.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Sagittarius is generally pretty outspoken, but this summer you’re a bit quieter and more mysterious than normal. A dark nail polish, like navy or black, reflects your current state of mind, while a sultry “Fifty Shades of Grey” polish is totally fitting too. By August, you’re finally ready to let your hair down and play with the rest of the world. Have fun with patterned nail stickers or get funky with exotic nail decals.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Romance is in the air for Capricorns! A light lavender polish would look lovely on your nails, as would a soft pink or passionate purple. Later this summer, your relationship will really start to heat up and things could get pretty serious come August. If wedding bells are in your near future, a bright white polish or a light blue hue (to represent your something blue, of course) will get you in the planning mode.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Aquarius is in a huge humanitarian mode right now. You gravitate toward cruelty-free products by nature, and you’re all about organic, non-toxic nail polishes that are good for both you and the environment. Go green in a gorgeous forest color, or experiment with earth-toned shades, like light grey and tan, to subtly accessorize your look.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Instead of hiding out behind the scenes this summer, Pisces will be thrust into the spotlight and perhaps even the public eye. Let your individuality shine through by painting each nail a different color. Or paint one nail a bright shade and the rest a more subdued hue. You’ve always marched to the beat of your own drum so go ahead and try out that crazy new nail trend you’ve been dying to do.