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3 Summery pedicure nail art tutorials

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A little art goes a long way

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

3 Summery pedicure nail art tutorials

Colorblock

Colorblock pedicure for summer

Supplies:

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

Colorblock pedicure for summer

Instructions:

Colorblock pedicure for summer

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.

Colorblock pedicure for summer

Gradient

Gradient pedicure for summer

Supplies:

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

Gradient pedicure for summer

Instructions:

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

Gradient pedicure for summer

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.

Gradient pedicure for summer

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

Gradient pedicure for summer

Swirls

Swirl pedicure for summer

Supplies:

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

Swirl pedicure for summer

Instructions:

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

Swirl pedicure for summer

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.

Swirl pedicure for summer

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