With gardens in full bloom and the sunshine-filled afternoons lifting everyone’s spirits, it’s time to truly jump into summertime beauty. Whether you want flawless nails for a backyard party or a girls’ night out, a summertime manicure can easily elevate your everyday fingertips to an entirely new level. From flirty flowers to bold streaks of colour, look no further than these nail art looks for Summer 2017.
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Turn to bright florals against beige polish: If you want to instantly refresh your fingers, think flower power. Start off by polishing your nails with a nude or beige base colour (as spotted in this vibrant Essie manicure). Next, accent your neutral lacquer with tiny flowers in shades of pale pink, pastel blue and red. The nail art will instantly revive your dull nails, and immediately capture summertime vibes.
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Colourblock with shades of pink and red: For an eye-catching approach to the typical solid manicure, try bringing your nails to life with bold horizontal sections of pink and red. This Deborah Lippmann look captures the colourblocking and negative space trends perfectly, with its bright tones and unpainted sections to break up the colours.
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Capture your inner child with quirky cartoons: Since summer vacation is upon us, it’s the perfect time for kids at heart to play up their love of cartoons. Trade in your usual solid polish for quirky emojis and comic inspired depictions of fruit, stars and eyeballs. Meanwhile, a vivid and cheery pastel colour palette keeps the overall aesthetic fun and free-spirited.