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The 10 Best Gel Nail Polish Colours For Summer 2022

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Summer is finally here! The season of sunny days at the beach, melting ice creams after a swim and mild evenings spent catching up with friends. There is so much to look forward to.

As we wrap up 2022 with brighter days, sunshine and that easy-going, carefree attitude, Gelous has got the Gel Nail Polish to match. Summer nail trends for 2022 are all about ditching those dark shades, and making room for brighter, bolder colours that pay homage to this vibrant season. Whether you're feeling a striking red, a stunning blue, or a softer pastel, Gelous has got something for you over these sublime summer months.

Daredevil Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Daredevil gel nail polish - photographed in United States on model

Red-hot and scorching, Daredevil brings the fire to your gel manicure. Made to stand out, this is the best Gel Nail Polish for those wanting to turn the heat up on a classic red. You will be sure to set the summer days ablaze with this bold and vivid hue.


Zest for Life Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Zest for Life gel nail polish - photographed in United States on model

Summer in a bottle, Zest for Life is a happy sunny yellow that brings total warmth to your gel manicure. Golden, radiant and cheery, this Gel Polish gives an uplifting look when painted on its own or looks great as a french tip with a summery twist. Zest for Life pairs perfectly with a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade after a long day at the beach. 


Peaches & Cream Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Peaches & Cream gel nail polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

This peachy Gel Nail Polish is the juiciest of them all. Ripe for the picking, Peaches & Cream gives the perfect summer glow to your gel manicure and is ready for a summer of sweet memories. This pastel peach is right on trend, and is bound to be the colour of the season for 2022.


Appletini Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Appletini gel nail polish - photographed in United States on model

If you’re wired to bring the energy, look no further than Appletini: a vibrant lime-green Gel Nail Polish that zaps summer fun to life. Nothing but good vibes, this colour is electric and pairs perfectly with a girls night out over some strong martini's. It comes as no surprise that this shade is trending for summer 2022.


Icing on the Cake Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Icing on the Cake gel nail polish - photographed in America on model

The dreamiest pastel pink, Icing on the Cake is the perfect Gel Nail Polish for those wanting a more subtle summer shade. Imagine strawberry gelato on a hot summer's day, this colour adds a simple yet chic look to your gel manicure and is easily matched with your brighter, seasonal wardrobe. It really is the icing on the cake!


We're Going To Ibiza Gel Nail Polish

Gelous We're Going To Ibiza gel nail polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

We’re Going To Ibiza brings the beach to your fingertips. This teal-blue Gel Nail Polish is pure summer serenity. Inspired by days spent amongst shimmering ocean water and sandy shores, you will feel relaxed just from looking at your gel manicure. We’re Going To Ibiza is the ultimate summer shade that gives a nod to the season in the best way.


Hey Sweets Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Hey Sweets gel nail polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Hey Sweets is bright, yet light pink Gel Nail Polish that is as sweet as it seems. Flirty, playful and fun, it is everything good in a summer gel manicure. This sun-kissed shade takes just two coats to give you that summer feeling, and looks great as a french tip for a more subtle, yet playful look.


That's Mint Gel Nail Polish

Gelous That's Mint gel nail polish - photographed in Canada on model

A true summer pastel, That’s Mint is a beachy Gel Nail Polish with a soft green tint. So fresh, this soft Gel Nail Polish is a staple for your 2022 summer gel manicures and is totally trending. That’s Mint will pop brilliantly against your glowing tan and bring calmness to your summer days.


Prima Donna Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Prima Donna gel nail polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

An almighty, powerful purple, Prima Donna gives a bold look to your gel manicure. This fashionable shade is all personality and is perfect for the summer season. If you’ve never worn a purple Gel Nail Polish before, now is the perfect opportunity to give it a try and see its dazzling qualities for yourself.


Girl Talk Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Girl Talk gel nail polish - photographed in America on model

Your gel manicures for the summer wouldn't be complete without a trusty pink. Reminiscent of the rosy flowers that line our backyards, parks and streets during this time of the year, this is a blooming gorgeous colour. Girl Talk is sitting pretty and set to brighten up any day.


Summer Nail Art Looks

SUMMER SQUIGGLES GEL NAIL ART

Gelous Summer Squiggles nail art - photographed in America on model

Get summer started with a funky look that puts a groovy, squiggly spin on classic swirls, using Appletini, Garden Party and our Gelous Nail Art Brushes.
  1. After completing your nail prep, apply a thin coat of Pink Rubber Base Coat and cap the free edge. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  2. Apply 1-2 thin coats of White Builder Gel and cap the free edge. Cure each coat under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  3. Apply 2 thin coats of Appletini and cap the free edge. Cure each coat under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  4. Wipe your nail with Nail Polish Remover & dab Garden Party onto your Nail Art Palette.
  5. Using Garden Party and your Long Striping Brush, paint squiggly shapes and lines on your nails. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 30 seconds.
  6. Apply a thin coat of Rubber Top Coat and cap the free edge. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  7. Finish off the look by applying Gelous Cuticle Oil.

To recreate our Summer Squiggles gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

OMBRE CHECKERS GEL NAIL ART

Gelous Summer Ombre Checkers Nail Art - photographed in United States on model

This creative nail art is perfect for the summer months, bringing a cool, fresh look to your gel manicure that uses That’s Mint, We’re Going To Ibiza and our Gelous Nail Art Brushes.

  1. After completing your nail prep, apply a thin coat of White Rubber Base Coat & cap the free edge. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  2. Apply 1-2 thin coats of White Builder Gel & cap the free edge, curing each coat under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds. If your Builder Gel has bulked the free edge, gently file your nails back to shape.
  3. Apply Nail Polish Remover to a Lint Free Wipe and thoroughly clean your nails.
  4. Paint half of your nail with That’s Mint. Tidy up the halfway line with your Oblique Brush and paint the other half of your nail with We’re Going To Ibiza. Then, using your Ombre Brush, blend the two colours together in an up and down motion to create the ombre effect. Before curing, use your Oblique Brush to tidy any areas before curing. under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  5. Repeating step 4, paint a second coat of That’s Mint on the first half of your nail. Tidy up the halfway line with your Oblique Brush and paint a second coat of We’re Going To Ibiza on the other half of your nail. Then, using your Ombre Brush, blend the two colours together in an up and down motion. Before curing, use your Oblique Brush to tidy any areas before curing. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  6. Paint a quarter of your nail with That’s Mint, and another quarter of your nail with We’re Going To Ibiza to create the checker effect. Using your Ombre Brush, blend the two colours together in an up and down motion. Finally, wet your Oblique Brush with Nail Polish Remover and sweep away part of these quarters to create an arched tip. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  7. Apply a thin coat of Rubber Top Coat and cap the free edge. Cure under your Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
  8. Finish off the look by applying Gelous Cuticle Oil.

To recreate our Ombre Checkers gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

So, what will your nails of the season be? Kickstart the brighter days by choosing your favourite summer shade and get started on your gel manicure. Show us what summer nails you created by tagging us on Instagram @Gelous!

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