If you’ve created a beautiful garden in your backyard for the summer, why not try bringing the botanical inspiration into your beauty regimen? This season, green leaves and tiny colourful blooms offer artistic influences for your nail art looks. Solid painted fingertips receive an upgrade in the form of flowery details, while softer tones offer a colour palette suitable for summer. From outdoor tea parties to ladies’ brunches on the weekend, Real Style has curated a few manicures to test out this summer.
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Go periwinkle: Try accenting your nails with a soft periwinkle or pale blue nail polish, as spotted in this example by Zoya. Meanwhile, creating a single statement nail with white polish and contrasting light blue floral nail art can finish off your look.
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Think vintage florals: Far more from being kitschy or childish, a vintage inspired floral nail art can bring your manicure to an entirely new level. Try painting your almond-shaped tips with a nude polish, and then painting gorgeous blooms over the neutral colour. Shades of pastel blue and bright green with red roses offer a romantic, fairytale feel.
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Decorate with blush hues: There’s nothing quite like pretty pink nails for the summer months, and a floral blush manicure can easily leave you feeling like a princess. Decorate your square tips with shimmery pale pink polish, and add intricate pink florals for a sweet garden-like vibe.