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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. 


Sandy Beaches

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. 

 

 
 
 
 
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Beachy Ocean Waves 

 The unique marbled effect on these nails make us think of the moment when a wave crashes into the shore. 

 

 
 
 
 
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Sunset Hues

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. 

 

 
 
 
 
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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. 

 

 
 
 
 
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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.

 

 
 
 
 
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