Summer is *officially* here, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re definitely missing the beaches, the al fresco dinners, and the vacations abroad. But we’re still more than happy to don a swimsuit and soak up the sunshine, social-distanced style. What better to pair with this year’s swimwear than a totally chic manicure? Read on for nail art expert Queenie Nguyen’s top styles for this first month of summer.
This refined tortoise pattern is a popular trend; clients have often requested it the past few years. To give this look a fresher spin, switch the base color from the traditional sheer brown to an opaque cream base. This will amplify the dark print.
Twisted French Tips
Adding color and a half moon detail to freshens up any classic French manicure. Simply choose any fun color and swipe on the tip, then use a thin striping brush to add the half moon detail near the base cuticle area with the same bright color.
Abstract Cow Print
Here’s a cool and chic way to wear cow print! It’s one of the most popular animal prints for nail art, but it is also a very loud print to wear everyday. To tone it down, separate the two main colors of the print: draw the cow patterns in black on one hand and white on the other hand. Because is it so subtle, the art can also be viewed as a subtle negative space look.
To get this look, first choose a neutral base to contrast the neon accent art. Use the regular brush in the polish bottle to create the bigger neon patterns and a thin striping brush to add the thinner curve line next to them. Because the patterns are so random, this an extremely easy look DIY at home!
If neon is too bold for you, here’s a chic manicure you’ll love. Try this minimal style to rock all the most popular trends at once: slanted French, negative space and a bit of abstract art. Using all neutral colors keeps this look suitable for daily wear.