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Summer Nail Art Ideas

10+ Nail Art Ideas to Recreate for Summer

by Milana

Nail art is a friend of both beauty and fashion. And Summer always opens the doors to bold and bright colors, which makes it a perfect time to experiment with different colors and leave your comfort zone. They may be a small part, but your nails are an important part of your look. If you are someone that follows trends and always trying out new things, you want to make sure you’re up to date with the latest nail trends as well!

Having your nails done offer instant pick me up. And with these designs, you can express your style so effectively. Both acrylic and natural nails can be fun to work with. There are so many amazing nail artist offering us some serious #nailinspo. Just one scroll through the Instagram and we are saving a ton of bejeweled, multi-colors, stamps, negative space designs. And the colors! Today there are so many colors available, that is only up to your creativity what will you do. Many nail art looks you can achieve at home. If you are equipped with patience, that is. And some stencils and tools that you can order online. 🙂

Here’s all you need to know about the perfect summer nail arts and nail polish colors.

Nail Art Ideas

# 1 Powerful stripes

Many associate summer fashion with stripes: This summer the best are multi-color stripes. They look irresistible on the nails even when you use transparent polish as a base. This is the look you can achieve yourself. Even if your hands are shaky, just get nail stencils with stripes and color them in your favorite colors.

# 2 All Aboard 

Nothing evokes more summery feel than the nautical theme. There are endless possibilities of how it can look depending on the colors used, the shape of the nail and your imagination, from playful to almost royal feel to it. There are plenty of symbols to work with, and the colors can go from all the shades of blue to beiges, red and even gold. It makes the perfect nail art for going on a vacation.

#3 Dots, Dots, Dots

A dotting tool makes the novice nail artist look like a professional and can be used to dress up your tips with hundreds of different dot patterns. Get yours and meditate by creating and looking at bokeh or mandala-inspired patterns.  Playing with dots are ideal nail art for short nail as well. Polka dots, mandalas or galaxies like on the image below are some of the things you can try out with a nail dotting tool.

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#5 Holographic Nails

Unicorn trend doesn’t go away. And one of the best application of this trend is getting holographic nails. Get your shiny transfer foils or holographic powder and reflect summer vibe!

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#6 Split them

Another nail trend spotted on the runways of Milan, Paris as well as New York for this season was the ‘half and half’.  This nail art is like a French tip but with unique hues that extend further down the nail, splitting it horizontally into two distinct hues. While virtually you can combine any colors, it appears as if natural coloring on one end coupled with bold color is popular. Nail technicians and home nail artists can get as creative as they want with this unique trend. In fact, you can even do this at home with your friends!

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#9 You don’t have to paint them all

For those who think that nail art is over the top, don’t worry. You can still incorporate this trend and make a statement without getting all the spotlight on your nails. And it also works great with any outfit. For instance, you can choose one or two fingers on each hand to paint or by simply putting on a simple clear polish would suffice. These methods can help women get the best of both worlds while still looking cool and trendy.

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#10 Stiletto Nails

Want to grab a lot of attention and channel your inner Rihanna? Consider getting yourself the pointed nail. These nail applications, are all about getting noticed. Unlike short or rounded-tipped nails, this looks give off that evil, villainous vibe and, at the same time, gives off that high-fashion feel.


#11 Gold foil

What is more decadent than gold? Give your nails subtle luxurious vibe with the gold foil. They are perfect for a night out, or just for hanging by the pool with your favorite cocktail. And they are the best when you put them just because. 🙂 You can’t go wrong with adding a little pizazz to your nails.

Acrylic vs. Natural

It seems as though this summer the popular nail trend is natural nails with vibrant colored polishes. Most girls are staying away from the acrylic this summer to have a more beachy-natural vibe. But if you’re devoted to your acrylics, that’s okay! Check out some of these awesome polishes that will make any type of nails fit the current trends.

Nail Polish Colors

There are some seriously gorgeous colors trending this summer. Some of the most popular include: neon coral, sunset orange, rose gold, canary yellow, iced pistachio, crystal blue, electric pink, and weathered stone. Each of these colors has its own unique look. Whether you’re going out for the night or having a weekend getaway with friends, one of these shades is sure to be the perfect fit!

Related: The 2020 Nail Trends You’ll Want to Try Immediately

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