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Nail designs for summer
Summer nails

Nail it!

Try out these fun and flirty nail designs for the summer months! Intimidated? We're breaking down the steps into a photo tutorial so they are easy to create. We know you can nail it!

A sheer nail design

A sheer nail design

Sheer has been trending for the past few seasons. We love the look of chiffon subtly draped over a garment with cutouts — the result is chic and classy when done right. We wanted to translate this effect onto nails by having one subtle "sheer" layer peeking out from behind a cutout.

Supplies:

  • A color that's sheer and can be layered to build opacity. We used Essie's Haute as Hello.
  • Scotch tape

A sheer nail design

Instructions:

1

A sheer nail design

Start with one thin layer of your color as a base coat.

2

A sheer nail design

Cut triangular pieces of tape and place onto nails, with the point at the top.

3

A sheer nail design

Paint two more layers of your color on the entire nail and let dry. Peel off the tape, revealing the sheer layer underneath and finish with a top coat.

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