8 Manicure Ideas That Remind Us Summer

May 20, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Summertime manicures are some of our favorite kind of manicures. There’s something about the warmer weather and sunnier days that makes us want to show off the feel-good-vibes via bright and vibrant manicures. That’s why it’s the season to dabble in neon colors, fun, shimmery finishes and insanely intricate designs. Ahead, we’re gathering some of our favorite nail looks to try this summer. It’s time to show off those at-home mani skills you’ve been working on!

A Tropical Vacation

 

If you can’t book a vacation just yet, this manicure is the next best thing. Pair a bright orangey-red, like Essie Russian Roulette, with a statement neon hue and palm tree nail sticker for a manicure that’ll make you feel like you’re on a beach every time you look down.

A Holographic Dream

 

Holographic nails have been all the rage this year, and for good reason. We especially love this design by @nail_unistella for summertime because it combines various bright colors and has a reflective finish. 


Ocean Waves 

 

Admittedly, this one might take a little extra time and precision if you’re planning to DIY, but if you’re up for the challenge, the results will be breathtaking.


Subtle Sunflowers

 

We stan Betina Goldstein and these dainty sunflowers. Select one or two fingers to paint on these small flowers with a dotting tool and make your traditional nude manicure feel a bit more summer-y.


Rainbow Tips

 

When we think of June, we immediately think of two major events — the beginning of summer and Pride month. Pay homage to these events by doing an off-to-the-side rainbow rendition of a French manicure. It’s a tasteful way to incorporate multiple fun colors at once without looking too over the top.


Stardust Neon French Mani

 

Recreate this look by painting your nails a pearlescent white shade, like Essie All Daisy Long. Then, add a white French tip and neon pink swirl in the middle for a chic French manicure with a neon twist.

Summer Necessities 

 

Perhaps the only thing better than a cold slice of watermelon on a hot summer day is a manicure with watermelon nail art. And while you’re at it, paint more yummy seasonal fruits for a playful look.


Just a Touch of Sunshine 

 

You can keep things minimal and still feel on-trend with summer manicures by opting for a yellow French manicure with a clear base.


Go Bold or Go Home

 

While yellow is the unofficial hue of the season, summer is the perfect time to do a full set of bright emerald green nails. You can make it look more elevated by adding a small white dot near the base of the nail and topping it off with a small gold stone.


Photo Courtesy Of: @nailartbyqueenie