“My favorite part about doing vacation mani/pedis is that you can really step outside the box and have some fun with them, instead of having to keep it clean and simple for the office,” says Jackie Saulsbery, celebrity manicurist for A-listers like Adele and Queen Latifah.
“Keep in mind, though, that you need to pick a formula that will last for your entire getaway and withstand all the travel and activities you’re going to do!” Ahead, Saulsbery’s nine favorite options for your escape.
Dior Vernis Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Aventure 551
Why Jackie Recommends It: “There’s never a dull moment with this shade on your hands and feet. The color is particularly exciting because it looks different on every skin tone. Plus, the gel effect means you don't have to worry about it chipping. It holds up to anything yet applies wonderfully.”
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Brights in Tidal Wave
Why Jackie Recommends It: “This is an amazing product that just gets better as the days go by it. It’s especially fun on the toes because it screams ‘vacation time’ with a wild blue that complements tanned hands and feet.”
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty La Laque Couture in 84 Catch Me Fuchsia
Why Jackie Recommends It: “This is an amazing color that goes on smooth and doesn't chip. It looks so good in the sun and sand, which makes it perfect for a vacation mani/pedi.”
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Hot Child in the City
Why Jackie Recommends It: “You can’t go wrong with this orange-peach color, which complements every skin tone. Apply it with a light touch so you can get the full effect of the gel formula, then get ready to show it off in sandals and evening wear while on vacation.”
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Reflection Pool 450
Why Jackie Recommends It: “The cool blue is just begging to be shown off on a hot summer day or night. It coats the nail beds perfectly and gives a high-shine effect that won't let you down from start to finish of your fun-filled vacation.”
Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Poison Apple
Why Jackie Recommends It: “The relaxed look of this formula’s creme finish makes it an excellent mani/pedi choice for summer vacation’s hot steamy nights.”
OPI Infinite Shine 2 in Less is Norse
Why Jackie Recommends It: “This deep blue hue is an excellent pick for both hands and feet while on vacation. It looks very, very good on--especially when wearing your vacation heels on a night out. ”
Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in Brassy
Why Jackie Recommends It: “Butter London’s reddish hue has a golden effect that is so perfect for fun with the sun. Make sure to apply lightly so you can really see the gold dust in it”
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Brights in Pink-Terest
Why Jackie Recommends It: “This polish color is a total mood changer that’ll make you smile. The pink shade works on different skin tones, so it’s a great option for any occasion.”
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