Here’s no better time than summer to break out of your manicure rut and dive into some fresh, colorful nail art! “Channel vacation vibes with bright hues and bold prints,”
Pick your best look from Waite or one of our other favorite nail bloggers and get painting.
1.Bold tips nail art: Rathy of Petite Peinture created a sleek summer manicure by leaving just a sliver of white polish in between blocks of navy and coral.
2.Mix-and-match nail art: Chevrons, bows, drips and geometrics mingle in Chalkboard Nails’ fun pattern play, but a consistent sorbet-inspired color palette keeps the look cute — not crazy.
3.Watermelon nail art: File nails into a squared-off shape (rather than rounded) before you turn ‘em into juicy slices of watermelon with The Nailasaurus’s tutorial. The lime green “rind” and black “seeds” look good enough to eat!
4.Hot pink dotted nail art: Barbie pink goes chic in this super-simple design from SoNailicious. Don’t have a dotting tool? Use a toothpick or hairpin, instead.
5.Fan motif nail art: Daily Something used stamping plates to give purple polish a dose of Art Deco elegance.
6.Lavender-sky nail art: Leave it to a French blogger (Pshiiit) to create such a sublimely simple manicure in herbal shades of lavender and sky blue.
7.“Dotticure” nail art: Maria of SoNailicious started this “dotticure” with a neutral beige base, then added spirals of tropical-toned dots.
8.Pastel studs nail art: Wish we’d thought of that: SoNailicious painted metal studs for a unique take on the trendy hardware mani.