Whether you have an end-of-summer vacation planned or not, there’s no harm in sporting a tropical manicure on your fingertips. From breezy blues to warm golden-hour sunset inspired hues, these mani inspiration shots will have you wishing vacation would never end. Try out a new pastel color palette to embody the chill, laid-back vibe of summer or opt for an electric neon polish for fun and vibrant twist — you can’t go wrong either way! As you soak up the last few weeks of summer, take advantage of these tropical-feeling nail art ideas, ahead.
Essie’s entire new Rocky Rose Collection from its Summer Trilogy makes us feel like we’re somewhere warm and sandy. Be bold and wear a different nail polish shades on each finger for a statement mani.
Beach Ball Stripes
We love a good two-toned mani. The two complementary colors and clean lines are reminiscent of the stripes on a beach ball and take us back to vacations as a kid.
Beachy Ocean Waves
The unique marbled effect on these nails make us think of the moment when a wave crashes into the shore.
If nail art isn’t really your cup of tea, opt for a gradient manicure by wearing a different nail polish shade on every finger. The warm, bright hues from the Essie Rocky Rose Collection feel like a warm summer sunset.
Deep Blue Waves
Crips lines and contrasting shades make this manicure stand out. The deep blue nail polish hue against the white base reminds us of deep ocean waves against a clear sky.
Bright Summertime Tips
Play with negative space and bright colors on your fingertips for a standout manicure.The warm cherry hue feels refreshing and pairs well with the adventure that comes with summer getaways.