Bold Nail Colors for Summer

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Bold Nail Colors for Summer
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It's no secret that nail art is all the rage. From textured polishes to impressive, hand-drawn designs, from nail decals to tricky techniques, women everywhere have hopped aboard the nail trend carousel, including actress and singer Christina Milian, spicing things up here by wearing a different color on her ring fingers. If you want to make a statement, but don't have much time for fancy art, take your cue from Hollywood celebs who know how to rock a bold nail color with style.

Fluorescent Green
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Fluorescent Green

Fluorescent doesn't have to refer only to light bulbs, as actress Isabelle Fuhrman demonstrates here. Her fluorescent lime green nails stood out in the crowd at the 17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

Glam Glitter
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Glam Glitter

Catch the sun with a set of super glittery nails, as actress Alice Eve wears here at the premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness." Glittery nail polish can be prone to chipping, though, so make sure you wear a base coat and an extra top coat to preserve the sparkling manicure.

Almost-Black Purple
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Almost-Black Purple

Actress Naomi Watts matches her purple floral frock to her nails, which are several shades darker on the purple scale. Dark nails like this flatter both long and short nails.

Rainbow Glitter
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Rainbow Glitter

Model and television personality Holly Madison opts for a different hue on every nail and coats each with a holographic flaky top coat. She pairs her colorful hands with an equally colorful garment, but these nails would also stand out against a neutral black, white or gray.

Neon Yellow
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Neon Yellow

The neon banana yellow shade worn here by actress Jena Malone will definitely get you noticed -- in a good way. To get an equally stunning effect, you'll likely need to apply at least two coats of yellow polish.

Black as Night
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Black as Night

Actress Jessica Szohr goes full-blown black on her squared nails. The striking black both counters and complements her vintage floral pants and leather clutch. She opted for a glossy top coat, but a matte version would also impress.

Bold Blue
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Bold Blue

Singer and songwriter Kelis reaches for the sky with her muted blue nails at the Los Angeles Fashion Week pre-launch party in support of the Women Like Us Foundation. Her blue nails look particularly bold against her mustard yellow and black outfit.

Feisty Orange
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Feisty Orange

A flash of feisty orange on your fingernails can make an outfit complete, proven here by actress Julissa Bermudez. If you're rocking orange polish, pair it with gold jewelry instead of silver because the two colors complement each other.

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