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Pastel pedicure picks

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Pretty pastel nail colors for summertime

It's sandal weather. Keep your feet looking their best with a pretty pedicure. Check out some of the hottest nail shades of the summer. From lovely lilac to pistachio green, you'll love these pastel pedicure picks.

Luxurious lilac

Luxurious lilac

Your nail polish should be more than just pretty. It can be good for you (and for the environment) too. Check out the ME Peptide-Infused Nail Color Treatments from Dermelect. This nail polish actually strengthens weak and brittle nails. It's cruelty-free and contains no DBP, toulene or formaldehyde. The polish is formulated with a manicure-extending formula utilizing protein-peptide, ProSina, pure protein extracted from New Zealand sheep's wool. This nail lacquer dries fast and delivers a high gloss shine that resists chipping, peeling and splitting. We love the pastel shade, Luxurious. This lilac purple color is perfect for summertime and is priced at $14 at Dermelect.com.

Cornflower blue

Cornflower blue

Blue nail polish had been all the rage for a while now in every shade from navy to turquoise to sky blue. This summer when you get a pedicure, ask for a pastel shade of blue. We adore the cornflower blue from Essie with the great name -- Bikini So Teeny. This DBP, toulene and formaldehyde-free nail polish is available for just $8.

Summer peach

Summer peach

Did you know that American Apparel sells nail polish? Now, you do. They offer dozens of unique shades. This nail lacquer delivers high quality, opaque color in one quick-drying, long-lasting coat. For your summertime pedicure, we adore Summer Peach, priced at just $7. You can also buy their nail polish in 3-packs or 7-packs and save.

Pale pink

Pale pink

Pale pink is a tried and true hue that is ideal for a summer pedicure. This pastel pink is sheer and sweet. Ballet Slippers is an award-winning, bestselling shade from Essie. It's perfect when you just want subtle yet beautiful color for your toes. This classic pale pink nail polish is priced at only $8.

Pistachio green

Green nail polish is hot this year from vibrant kelly green to pale shades of mint. We adore Zoya nail polish in Tracie. Tracie is a fresh shade of green that is described as "faded, yellow-toned pistachio green with delicate silvery shimmer." However you describe it, this color looks sensational. This nail polish is available for $8 at Zoya.com.

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