• 32 Summer-Inspired Manicures You Need To Try

  • From melting ice cream cones to glittery mermaid tails, we've gathered the best summer-inspired manicures from around the web!
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  • Stuck in a nail rut? Do you find yourself continually reverting back to the same old nail color? These days, neutral nails are "out" and fun, eclectic, experimental nails are "in." If you're in need of some mani inspiration, we've got you covered with 32 summery nail art ideas for all styles and personalities. Neon Nail Art: A Pop Of Color Goes A Long Way [caption id="attachment_120139" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 1. We're loving this modern twist on a classic: a neon yellow French tip manicure! [caption id="attachment_120175" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="312" class="wp-image-120175" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 2. Flower power meets electronic UV lights with a bright tie-dye swirl technique. [caption id="attachment_120176" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="315" class="wp-image-120176" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 3. Pump up chevron with a base of yellows and orange. [caption id="attachment_120151" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=chalkboardnails.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120151 size-large" /> CREDIT: chalkboardnails.com[/caption] 4. Leave a section of your nail naked for a geo cut-out look. [caption id="attachment_120177" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="359" class="wp-image-120177 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 5. A sponge is helpful for applying a gradient of colors. Try a white base to make the lighter colors on top look more vibrant. [caption id="attachment_120171" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: thenailpolishchallenge.com[/caption] 6. Want something more subtle? Try a simple neon outline around a nude base color. [caption id="attachment_120154" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="335" class="wp-image-120154 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] Beach Inspired Manicures: Pay Homage To The Season [caption id="attachment_120143" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 7. Palm trees and watermelon are summer favorites. [caption id="attachment_120165" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="334" class="wp-image-120165 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 8. Clear skies, blue water, and textured sand—we can almost smell the ocean! [caption id="attachment_120164" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="335" class="wp-image-120164 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 9. Strawberries just scream "SUMMER!" [caption id="attachment_120172" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120172 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 10. We love the happy little starfish in this beach-themed nail art! [caption id="attachment_120152" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=chalkboardnails.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120152 size-large" /> CREDIT: chalkboardnails.com[/caption] Ode To Ice Cream: These Manicures Will Last Longer Than That Double Scoop [caption id="attachment_120138" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="259" class="wp-image-120138 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 11. Rainbow drippings over nude nails are fun and quirky. [caption id="attachment_120153" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=chalkboardnails.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120153 size-large" /> CREDIT: chalkboardnails.com[/caption] 12. Pastel colors of melting ice cream scoops on waffle cones look delicious and dainty. [caption id="attachment_120144" align="alignnone" width="493"]Credit: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="328" class="wp-image-120144 size-large" /> Credit: tumblr.com[/caption] 13. Scoops on one hand, cones on the other...together they make the perfect pairing. [caption id="attachment_120145" align="alignnone" width="493"]Credit: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120145" /> Credit: tumblr.com[/caption] 14. Cones made of gold glitter with triple scoops for the win! [caption id="attachment_120147" align="alignnone" width="493"]Credit: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="278" class="wp-image-120147" /> Credit: tumblr.com[/caption] Under The Sea: Scales And Glitter Bring Mermaid Nails To Life [caption id="attachment_120140" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="274" class="wp-image-120140" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 15. If you've always dreamed of being a sea princess, this is your look. [caption id="attachment_120173" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="351" class="wp-image-120173 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 16. Classic mermaid turquoise gets luxe with a sparkle sheen. [caption id="attachment_120163" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: pshiiit.com[/caption] 17. Large cuts of glitter make for a glamorous mermaid look. [caption id="attachment_120169" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="320" class="wp-image-120169 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 18. Dark-lined scales tell the world you're one bad sea witch. [caption id="attachment_120170" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="334" class="wp-image-120170 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] Flower Power: Nail Beds Are The New Petal Pushers [caption id="attachment_120149" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="270" class="wp-image-120149" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 19. A light hand can produce a beautiful watercolor design. [caption id="attachment_120150" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=chalkboardnails.com" width="493" height="369" class="wp-image-120150 size-large" /> CREDIT: chalkboardnails.com[/caption] 20. Pink roses on a blue base create the effect of a flowery wallpaper on your nails. [caption id="attachment_120160" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="327" class="wp-image-120160 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 21. Happy white-petaled daisies remind us of the 1990s. [caption id="attachment_120166" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="333" class="wp-image-120166 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 22. Just one accent flower, like this sunflower, brings a normal french manicure to life! [caption id="attachment_120168" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="352" class="wp-image-120168" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] Nautical Manicures: Nail Art That Travels The High Seas [caption id="attachment_120137" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 23. Stretch your sea legs with navy and white lines and sails. [caption id="attachment_120180" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="384" class="wp-image-120180 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 24. Anchors away! Add pastels, polka dots and stripes for a preppy look. [caption id="attachment_120181" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: celinedoesnails.tumblr.com[/caption] 25. A gold anchor on the ring finger is quite eye-catching. [caption id="attachment_120178" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=nailcocoon.com" width="493" height="309" class="wp-image-120178 size-large" /> CREDIT: nailcocoon.com[/caption] 26. Hibiscus flowers with a nautical look has us dreaming up Hawaiian summer adventures. [caption id="attachment_120167" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: celinedoesnails.tumblr.com[/caption] Back To The Future: Where Tribal Prints Meet Electric Nail Art [caption id="attachment_120141" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="277" class="wp-image-120141" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 27. These nails are readymade for a music festival (Lolla, anyone?). [caption id="attachment_120158" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: gestopreciso.com[/caption] 28. Southwestern designs in pastels with glitter accents are great conversation pieces. [caption id="attachment_120146" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: celinedoesnails.tumblr.com[/caption] 29. Textured polish that looks like granules of sand give off a soft yet earthy feel. [caption id="attachment_120148" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: nailuminium.blogspot.com[/caption] Twinkle Lights: Sparkles Are Fireflies For Your Nails [caption id="attachment_120142" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="279" class="wp-image-120142 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] 30. A classic coral pink with a subtle spatter of sparkles at the tip are perfect for summer. [caption id="attachment_120179" align="alignnone" width="493"] CREDIT: blognailedit.co[/caption] 31. A silver sparkle fade is perfect for a summer wedding—bridesmaid or bride! [caption id="attachment_120174" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=womandot.com" width="493" height="327" class="wp-image-120174 size-large" /> CREDIT: womandot.com[/caption] 32. One accent sparkle nail ups your game from classic to classy. [caption id="attachment_120162" align="alignnone" width="493"]CREDIT: <a href=tumblr.com" width="493" height="322" class="wp-image-120162 size-large" /> CREDIT: tumblr.com[/caption] Of all the looks above, which summer-inspired manicure would you like to try? This article originally appeared as on Spry Living
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