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3 Summery pedicure nail art tutorials

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

A little art goes a long way

These three artful pedicures are an easy way to get your toes summer-ready.

A little art goes a long way

Colorblock

A little art goes a long way

Supplies:

  • OPI "Gargantuan Green Grape"
  • Orly "La Vida Loca"
  • Toe separators

A little art goes a long way

Instructions:

A little art goes a long way

Begin by painting your nails with a base coat of green. Let dry and then paint half the nail pink. Mirror the stripes on the other foot.

A little art goes a long way

Gradient

A little art goes a long way

Supplies:

  • OPI Sheer Tints "I Can Teal You Like Me"
  • Essie "Blanco"

A little art goes a long way

Instructions:

Start with a white base coat. Paint all toes besides the big toes with two coats of the sheer tint.

A little art goes a long way

For the gradient on the big toes, apply one layer of tint starting a little from the top to let the white show through. Let dry for a minute and then follow with another coat, starting a little lower than the first blue coat.

A little art goes a long way

Let dry for another minute and give one last coat at the bottom of the nail, lower than the previous coat.

A little art goes a long way

Swirls

A little art goes a long way

Supplies:

  • Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow"
  • SquareHue "Collins Avenue"
  • Dotting tool

A little art goes a long way

Instructions:

Start with a yellow base coat (you may need two coats).

A little art goes a long way

Dip the dotting tool into the orange paint and press onto the surface of the nail, making a swirl pattern of dots. Carry the design onto the other nails, making each one a bit different.

A little art goes a long way

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