Usually when Chanel say something is cool, we swiftly follow suit. So when their Neapolis collection hit boutiques in January with yellow nails at the helm, we knew our manicures were about to get a whole lot sunnier. Like a scoop of lemon gelato for your mani, the shade was inspired by a hot Napoli summer, but the shade needn’t be confined to the sunny season. While yellow usually exists in the colour palette of our summer wardrobe, this bright and bold colour is taking over our tips as the ‘it’ colour for winter.
Bring a little sunlight to the duller months and add a lick of yellow polish to your pedicure and manicure. From pretty pastels to marvellous mattes, there is a shade and finish for everyone. Choose chalky and cool, or, opt for acid and bright – even neon, if you dare.
Take advantage of yellow’s moment in the spotlight and bring a new meaning of dressing ‘tip-to-toe’.
CHANEL LE VERNIS, GIALLO NAPOLIS
The star of Chanel’s Neapolis Collection literally translates to Yellow Naples, giving us visions of an Italian summer. Roman Holiday anyone?
CHANEL LE VERNIS GIALLO NAPOLIS, $41. SHOP NOW
OPI, SUN, SEA AND SAND IN MY PANTS
Living up to its name, this lacquer imitates that beautiful yellow colour of a sunset before it turns to orange. Let the sun shine (on your mani).
opi infinite shine Lisbon collection, sun, sea and sand in my pants, $23. shop now
Hit the light just right and this gorgeous yellow comes to life with sparkle and shimmer. You know what they say, when a manicure gives you lemons, turn them into lemonade.
orly lemonade nail polish, $9.50. shop now
Reflective of the stunning Italian town it’s named after, this polish is like a freshly cut lemon (abundant in its namesake). Match tips and toes for ultimate effect.
Mavala 68 Sorrento Nail Color Pearl, $8.50. Shop now
With the subtlest hint of lime green, this pastel polish is perfect for those who prefer a more understated approach. Charmed, always.
JINSOON CHARME NAIL POLISH, $18. SHOP NOW