Nail art has been having a moment for the past few years and this summer is no exception. Whether you opt for something simple and chic or a more intricate design, nail art is perfect for expressing yourself and staying on trend. Here are some of the hottest summer nail art trends you absolutely must try.
If you love glitter and ombre, then this is the look for you. Achieve this look by first painting your nails a light base colour. You can then use a glitter polish and a makeup sponge to layer glitter onto the lower part of the nail. Keep layering the glitter and build up the intensity. Finally, top it off with a transparent topcoat to make sure the look lasts.
This look is for the more adventurous person who loves to stand out. Start by painting your nails a brilliant green, blue, grey or white. Once the base coat is dry, use a thin brush to create thin, wavy lines in a contrasting colour of your choice. Finally, use a glitter and a thin brush to add sparkly details.
If you prefer a subtler look, then nude colours are the answer. Go for shades of brown, beige, peach and pink and use to create a two-tone effect. Alternatively, you can opt for a single shade of nude and add some glossy finish. You can also add a splash of colour by adorning your nails with gemstones or pearls.
Brighten up your summer with this stunning nail art. All you need is:
- Nail Polish: choose your base colour as well as 3 different pastel or bright colours.
- Nail Art Dotting Tool: this is a tool that looks like a pen with two ends and is perfect for creating precise patterns
Start by painting your nails the base colour. When it’s dry, use the dotting tool to draw your flower petals. Once that’s done, you can add a few more details with the remaining polish. Finish by adding a layer of topcoat.
Geometric patterns are ever popular and perfect for a summer look. To try this one at home, you will need:
- Nail Polish: choose two contrasting shades and a top coat.
- Tape: either use striping tape or regular masking tape to create shapes and lines on your nails.
Apply your base coat, then use the tape to create shapes and lines. When you’re done, paint the exposed areas with the contrasting colour and remove the tape. Finally, finish off with the top coat.
Create a summer look that suits your personality by trying out these trendsetting nail art designs. With the right colours, tools and design you’ll have beautiful nails all summer long.