The summer will be here before you know it. You want your body to look and feel like summer is here, and that includes your nails. After all, you see your nails on a daily basis and they’ll give you that impression of summer, even if it’s miserable outside. Here are XX lovely summer nail art ideas to do this year.
Start with Strawberries and Polka Dots
When you think of summer, you likely have strawberries on the mind. They are the fruit of picnics, right? Well, it’s time to add them to your nails. Why not try this design, with strawberries on your ring finger and polka dots in the middle. You can even alternate between strawberries and polka dots if you’re really up or a challenge.
Keep It Simple with a Pastel Manicure
If strawberries aren’t your thing, then scale the art back with a pastel manicure. You can do multiple colours at a time, like this idea of yellow, blue and pink across your nails. Add in a white border all the way around your nails to help brighten up the look. Pastel colours are the best as they are light and fluffy, just like summer.
Go for a Watermelon Look Instead
What about another popular summer fruit; watermelon? This is going to be much easier to do, especially if you’re working on your own with your non-dominant hand. Opt for base colours on your little finger and thumb, matching the watermelon colours of red and green. The middle finger works well with the watermelon rind design, and then you can add in wedges of watermelon with pips on your index and ring fingers. If you don’t want to do too much artwork, block the colours for three fingers, and just have the rind and watermelon wedge for two other fingers.
Opt forBright Block Colours
This design is similar to the pastel manicure, but uses bolder and slightly deeper colours. You want to choose solar colours as much as possible, such as oranges, pinks, and purples. Think of the colours of sunrises and sunsets, too. Alternate your fingers with two or three different colours – try to opt for contrasting colours to make your nails stand out with the summer look.
Wear the Rainbow on Your Nails
The summer is a popular time for rainbows in the sky, but now it’s time to put the rainbow on your nails. Try to get all seven colours of the rainbow if you can, but you may find that you can only fit six on your nails. This look works well when you stripe your colours with waved lines. You have the option of keeping your colours blocked or blending them in slightly, depending on how rainbow like you want your nails. If you don’t want all the nails to have rainbows, opt for blocked reds and purples on a couple of your fingers.
Add Two-Toned Flowers to Your Hands
This is one of the easiest but most beautiful looks that you can opt for in the summer. Pick two colours that remind you of your favourite summery flowers. You could opt for white and yellow, pink and yellow, or white and purple, for example. Choose the colour of the petals as the base colour for your nails and then the middle of the flower for the tips of your nails to get the perfect summer balance.
Which nail art will you choose first? There are lovely ideas here that will work for all artistic styles and abilities. Get the look of summer throughout the year.
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