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Four Summer Nail Trends to Try

Four Summer Nail Trends to Try
  • On June 14, 2012
By Delia Privitera 

When your makeup tones down during these hot summer months, turn to your nails as a way to make a statement. Get creative with your manicure and keep your feet simple and monochromatic.

Be Bright

This summer, bold and bright colors are the way to go. If you prefer a matte look, everything’s fair game, from warm yellows and oranges to electric bright pinks and blues. Try Fear or Desire, a fun orange polish from Essie’s latest collection, or this neon pink from American Apparel. If you wish to stray away from the classic matte style, spice things up with a glittery finish. We love the jewel tones of Sephora by OPI beautiful turquoise blue I’m So Sari!.

Classic Pastels

If you have a summer job or internship, discreet, subdued pastels will be your best bet. Some summer favorites are baby blue, lilac and mint. We love Essie’s sky blue Bikini So Teeny and Revlon’s lovely Lilac Pastelle nail polish.

Ombré Trend

It’s super easy to make this popular hair trend work for your nails! Decorate your nails by creating a color gradient with three shades. According to Teen Vogue it’s best to apply the darkest shade on the bottom of the nail, the second darkest in the middle and finish off with the lightest shade at the tip, setting the lacquer with a topcoat. You can blend the colors with a Q tip soaked in nail polish remover.

Scotch Tape Nail Art

Scissors, tape…no, it’s not an episode of “Art Attack,” these two items are all you need for this super fun DIY nail art! Simply cut small strips of Scotch tape in your desired design and apply it to your nails. Anna Norman, author of the blog Glitter She Wrote and nail polish aficionado, suggests waiting at least an hour for the base color to dry before filling in the stenciled areas with nail polish.

Try out these fun, easy-to-do nail art trends for the perfect summer at home manicure.

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