Cajun Shrimp by OPI

photo: Instagram @opi

Here's the thing: Summer is winding down, and that's a hard pill to swallow. So now is the time to live these last few weeks as bold and bright as sunflowers.

There's nowhere better to embrace the bold, bright shades of summer than on your nails, whether you're looking for a new favorite, or you want to make a dramatic change, I've compiled a list of the best and brightest nail colors that you simply must try before summer is officially over.

Tabou by Habit Cosmetics ($18)

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It's also vegan and cruelty-free! ($18, Habit Cosmetics)

Swimming Pool by Habit Cosmetics ($18)

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I want to belly-flop into this color and summer forever. ($18, Habit Cosmetics)

Fairy Dust by Revlon ($3.49)

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Glitter is a major trend and I ain't complainin' — especially not when the colors are this pretty. ($3.49, Amazon)

World Is Your Oyster by Essie ($9)

photo: Essie

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Lilac with periwinkle opalescence. Ooh, baby, it's purdy. ($9, Essie)

Bosses by Nails Inc ($15)

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Purple is the color of royalty. ($15, Sephora)

Glowstick by Orly ($9)

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Call me Serena Williams. ($9, Amazon)

Naughty Nautical by Essie ($9)

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Emerald green is pretty much as good as it gets, no? ($9, Amazon)

Not invited by Nails Inc ($8)

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I'm gonna pretend like the name of this nail polish isn't shady because it's that cute. ($8, Sephora)

Sands of Time by Orly ($10)

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If neons aren't your style, try this pure peach sexiness! ($10, Amazon)

Cavalier by Habit Cosmetics ($18)

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Honey mustard looks yummy. Now I want chicken fingers. ($18, Habit Cosmetics)

Dreamer by Revlon ($4.98)

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Baby blue looks stunning on all skin tones. ($4.98, Amazon)

Cajun Shrimp by OPI ($10.50)

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Pinky red for easy slayage. ($10.50, Amazon)