A fresh coat of nail varnish is a surefire way to add a drop of glamour to your beauty regimen. And with the bevy of glossy flouros and spectacular nail effects flooding through stores, your phalanges are destined to gleam. 

For less than the cost of a spa mani and pedi, you can rack up on an assortment of polishes for your very own nail kit to give those summer-parched nail beds some major hydration. 

So if you consider throwing on a basic pink coat before taking a dip in the city pool, think again. All eyes are on you style gymnast, and you have one chance—and one chance only —to nail it! 

—Nicole Miles