There’s a good chance that your enthusiasm for your favorite cosmetics and accessories will spike as summer arrives. In the warmer months, when gloves are optional, nail stickers and fashionable press-ons are back in style, making it even more exciting to decide how to decorate one’s nails.
Keeping this in mind, we looked for summer nail designs that embrace the more vibrant colors (neon orange, pink, or yellow) that will be popular this year. Here are ten summery nail art designs to attempt.
Many professional manicurists, including celebrity manicurist Betina Goldstein, report that customers want yellow manicures throughout the summer.
Try out the trend this summer with Sally Hansen’s “Mellow Yellow,” a bright and vivid yellow. This bold shade boasts a formula that is said to be chip-resistant and long-wearing, and it dries to a glossy finish.
Metallic tones are the way to go for a manicure if you want to accentuate a stunning summer shine on your nails. Substitute the color of your choice for the white polish in a French manicure, paint the entire nail one solid hue, or make creative specks on a white or beige base.
To add a touch of bronze to your manicure, pick up Essie’s “Good as Gold” shade. The company says that its opaque, chip-resistant formula is designed to give you a salon-quality manicure.
For the summer, instead of wearing pastel pink, choose a richer shade of pink. There’s no reason why you can’t incorporate this season’s favored shade of pink into your summertime nail polish collection.
This polish comes in various colors to suit your taste, from shockingly bright fuschia to muted flamingo pink. If you want to look fashionable without breaking the bank, choose Chanel’s “Camelia 560” hue; it’s daring and claims to have a long-wearing, high-shine texture.
Applying some of these stickers from Olive & June to your nails will take your manicure to the next level. These are an excellent, DIY-friendly variation to the fruity nail design craze that will be everywhere this summer.
The kit’s 75 stickers are versatile and straightforward to apply. Then, use a clear topcoat to ensure they stay on your nails.
This year, green has also emerged as a prominent hue. The color green is popular because it is neutral and draws attention to the wearer’s accessories.
If you want bold color, try Revlon’s 571 Posh. It will keep your manicure looking fresh for longer because it is resistant to chips and fading.
With its association with summer treats like popsicles and pool slides, orange has become a famous Instagram filter this season. Choose shades in bright orange tones, such as Orly’s “Kitsch You Later,” to amplify the impact.
Put it anywhere you choose, whether that’s all over the fingernail, in a half-moon pattern at the nail’s free edge, or fanciful swirls. Pick whatever hue you like, and it’ll soon be your favorite.
In search of a portable summer manicure? If you can’t make it to the salon, use these Chill Tips instead. These offer an effortless coating and effects that seem like you spent countless hours at the salon while saving you a ton of money (nail art can be pricey!).
For a professional look, prep your nails by cleaning, pulling back cuticles, and determining which size Chill Tips will work best for each finger. It would be best if you used the provided adhesive on both your natural nail and the press-on, and then press firmly until the two have adhered. The set’s expected lifespan is seven to ten days.
This summer, everyone will be sporting manicures with iconic brand logos. You can see everything from Louis Vuitton-inspired designs to Chanel-inspired fashions on Instagram. Thank goodness you can get the same look with these Gucci stickers instead of spending hours in the salon getting a complicated design.
Apply them over a dry regular or gel manicure, and then secure the design in place with your usual top coat.
The crispness of newly washed linen sheets is like a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day; why not carry that feeling inside with you? A creamy linen shade gives you a smooth manicure, complements your summertime whites, and highlights your tan.
The brilliant white “Free Time Is Me Time” shade from Nails Inc. is a fantastic introduction to the brand’s extensive collection of light neutral tones.
You can’t go wrong with red nail polish, whether you go for a bold orange-red or a more muted strawberry red. Choose O.P.I.’s “A Red-vival City” for the second scenario and “Cajun Shrimp” for the latter option, both of which are warm reds with varying degrees of red undertones.
Both shades are part of the company’s “Infinite Shine” collection, meaning they have an incredibly glossy finish that, with the help of the Infinite Shine ProStay Primer and Gloss, should last for a full 11 days.
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