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Life Is Hard, But DIYing Neon Nails This Summer Is Easy

Radioactive, but, like, in a cool way.

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It’s a fact universally acknowledged that if something’s trending on TikTok, it’s a big deal. #NeonNails has over 116 million views on the app (and counting), so it’s safe to say this fluorescent, ‘90s-era style has become *the* nail trend of this summer.

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You don’t have to have a gel lamp at home to create super vibrant, glossy neon nails. Instead, try these 10 products for the coolest, cheapest, bright neon mani of your life.

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KISS Gel Fantasy Sculpted Nails Cosmic Yellow
KISS

These limited-edition press-on nails from KISS have the volume of a gel mani and the look of Hailey Bieber’s neon glazed doughnut nails. Heck, add a chromatic top coat and you and Bieber could twin it up poolside.

$9
ZOYA Nail Polish in Banks
Beyond Polish

This vivid shade of violet comes courtesy of clean nail polish brand ZOYA. It’s the ideal shade of polish for someone who want bright neon nails without being too blinding.

$8
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Neon Polish
ULTA

Lean into Barbiecore with this nail polish in bubblegum pink neon from Sally Hansen that promises a gel-like finish with no lamp or curing required.

$10
Knightrider's Street Neon Nail Polish
Nails.INC

Nails.INC makes a mean neon nail polish. Its neon collection includes a fluorescent coral and a blinding pink in addition to this hyper-pigmented shade of neon yellow.

$8
Neon Lime French Press-Ons
Olive & June

A slightly subtle, less-is-more option, these press-on nails from Olive & June bring a hint of lime, courtesy of a lovely french manicure, to the bright neon nail trend.

$10
Lottie X Chaun Legend Stay Press'd Sunset Strip
Lottie London

These coffin-shaped press-ons from the Lottie London and Chaun Legend collab are streaked with warm neon tones and are a truly major summer statement.

$8
Playlist Glowing Neon Lime Cream Nail Polish
ILNP

Boutique polish brand ILNP describes this neon nail polish as “shockingly bright” and they’re not wrong. This might be one of the most pigmented polishes on this list and its creamy base goes on smooth like butter.

$10
JINsoon Nail Art Smiles
Beyond Polish

Nail art doesn’t have to be serious as proven by these very playful neon smiley face stickers from master nail artist Jin Soon Choi’s brand, JINsoon.

$12
Neon Tangerine Press-Ons
Olive & June

For when you want your nails to say, “Traffic cone, but make it fashion,” Olive & June has you covered. These press-ons are also on the shorter side, so they’re a great choice whether you’re new to faux nails or often work with your hands.

$10
A Bunny's Tail Nail Wrap Kit
Paintbucket Nails

This set of nail polish wraps from Paintbucket Nails pairs bright neon orange with a pale pink for an ultra-bright yet ultra-sophisticated look.

$12