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Nail designs for summertime

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...

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!

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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