These Summer Nail Art Ideas Will Make You The Envy Of All Of Your Friends
Missy aka Tizzy
On 26th June 2018
The way your nails look says a lot about you. Plain nails may tell us that you are a busy person. Flashy nails may indicate that you are a bit high maintenance. Funky nail designs tell people that you are a lot of fun and full of personality. Summertime is a great time to let your personality shine through nail art. If you cannot afford to get your nails done by a professional, here are some great nail art ideas that you can easily do on your own.
One thing you need to do before doing nail art, if you are inexperienced, is relax. You can always fix your mistakes with a swipe of acetone. For this design, choose a pink polish to paint your nails first. Then use a lighter green to paint the tips using a sideways motion to get a straight line. You can use toothpicks to make the darker green stripes and the white stripes by dipping them into the polish and dragging them across your nail. Do the same with black polish to make your watermelon seeds. Then, top the whole thing off with a glossy top coat. I personally recommend using Seche Vite as it dries very fast.
Stripes are pretty easy. You can either free-hand them or use striping tape. You want to start out with a white base coat. Then, have fun choosing your other colors. Make sure they are bright colors that you would associate with summertime. If you are using striping tape, apply it evenly on your nails leaving some hanging off of the free edge of your nail and paint right over them with the color that you chose. You want to immediately lift the tape off with a pair of tweezers so the paint does not have time to dry. Then, of course, top it off with a top coat.
If you are confident in your painting skills, you can go into more detail with your nails like you see here. Put down your base color for each nail. Then, you can paint your designs over the top. Instead of using nail polish, you can use acrylic paint to make your designs. The great thing about using acrylic paint is that you can just use water to wipe off your design if you mess it up. When you are done, top it off with a good clear top coat.
Fruity Polka Dots
If you want fruit but do not trust yourself to freehand them, you can pick up some fimo sticks and slice off some fruit pieces to stick on your nail instead. For this specific design, you want to paint your base coat. Then, using a toothpick or a dotting tool, make your polka dots. Using a clear polish, paint the bottom half of each nail, individually not all at once, in order to stick your fimo slices on the ends. You can seal this all with a top coat just be sure to paint around the edges of your fimo slices, not over them or your nails will look bubbly.