As the layers come off and the Summer selfies start flooding in, it is officially the season to dig getting creative with your digits. From an unexpected 90’s trend comeback to crystal encrusted fingertips, it’s safe to say that this year’s hottest Summer nail trends are anything but boring. We’ve put together the ultimate guide on the top Summer nail trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere this season, and thanks to our help, you can rock them too.
Instead of choosing one solid colour for your Summer manicure, why not bring two to the party instead? The framed nail art trend is the new go-to nail design for manicure minimalists and nail novices, and we can see why. This design is a simple and easy way to embellish your fingertips without being too flashy, and with a steady hand and a little practice, it could be your new go-to.
- Simply paint on two coats of your favourite coloured polish.
- Follow up with a nail-art pen in a darker, or lighter, shade to outline the edge of your nails.
- Seal the deal with a top coat and lean back to admire your hard work.
From pearl droplets or jewels arranged around the edges, to endless colour combinations, you have tons of creative freedom when it comes to creating your very own frame art. We suggest pairing a metallic shade with a bold matte for an edgy twist on this sleek, elegant manicure.
The most unexpected nail trend of the Summer comes in the form of jelly nails. Reminiscent of the iconic 90’s jelly sandals we’ve all worn, know and love, the see-through jelly manicure is taking social media by storm. Ranging from neon, florescent Summer hues to glitter embedded tips, a quick scroll through Instagram will reveal that this style comes in a whole range of shapes, colours and finishes, making it coveted by all manicure fanatics.
Although this trend is best left to the experts, you can easily nail this trend at home with just a little time and effort. Simply mix a clear polish with a colour of your choice and apply to the nails as usual to create the jelly, glass-like effect. Alternatively, there are a wide variety of press on jelly nails sweeping the beauty market, making it the perfect jelly nail hack. This trend is not only fun and playful, but it’s beautifully reflective in the sun, making it the perfect nail trend to get behind this Summer.
Jewel-encrusted nail art works great as an accent to a single nail, but who says you can’t pull off the look as a whole manicure? Influencers are flocking to Instagram to share their light-catching, Swarovski crystal encrusted manicures, and we’re ready to jump on the bandwagon.
- Grab a nail polish of your choosing and paint your nail as usual.
- Apply a top coat to act as a sticky base for the jewels.
- Using a wood stick dipped into the top coat, pick up a jewel and press lightly onto the nail while the top coat is still tacky.
- Polish the look off with a layer top coat over the entire nail and allow to dry.
While many of our favourite nail gurus have undergone a full Swarovski crystal makeover, you can find jewels at any art supply shop to give you the same effect for half the price tag.
Which of these Summer nail trends will you be rocking this season?
To find out how to make your makeup last all day in the Summer heat, check out our last blog post and let us know if you’ve tried out any of our hints and tips!