Pretty Summer Manicure and Pedicure Tips



Warm Weather Nail Designs!

The sun is shining, beach waves are crashing, and the pool temp is just right. Now is the perfect time to sport a spiffy new manicure – or pedicure – wherever you go. Consider the following color combinations and nail designs and styles as you plan your summer manicures and pedicures.

While French manicures and pedicures are a favorite standby for all seasons, you might want to jazz your nails up a little bit this summer. This season, the hottest colors also seem to be the brightest. So, grab your sunglasses and get set for bright, bold, and beautiful.

The sun is shining, beach waves are crashing, and the pool temp is just right. Now is the perfect time to sport a spiffy new manicure – or pedicure – wherever you go. Consider the following color combinations and nail designs and styles as you plan your summer manicures and pedicures.

Neon colors are so much fun! (Essie Neon Collection)

While French manicures and pedicures are a favorite standby for all seasons, you might want to jazz your nails up a little bit this summer. This season, the hottest colors also seem to be the brightest. So, grab your sunglasses and get set for bright, bold, and beautiful.

Neon colors offer a fun and flirty perspective for summer nail trends. Go with anything that draws attention and shines brightly in the sun. Fluorescent hues such as Day-Glo yellow, cerulean blue, hot pink, neon green, neon orange, and ultraviolet purple make the charts as some of the season’s hottest shades. Consider the full size essie Neon Collection for a four-pack of fun or check out the Color Club Neon Flower Power 7pc for seven lucky shades.

Go bold and colorful this summer! (Color Club Neon Flower Power)

Don’t be afraid to mix and match your colors – adding a stripe here or there, or a small polka-dot or other accent. Your own creative imagination is your only limitation when it comes to dazzling up your nails.

Still need more color options? Think sherbet. Raspberry pink, lime green, and outrageous orange are some of my favorite colors for the summer. Just think of all the fun you can have showing off an impressive set of fingernails or toenails.

Don’t forget about other brilliant yet non-neon colors. Teals and turquoises carry reminders of perfect sparkling seawater while standard yellows, oranges, reds, and purples even make their mark across the globe. OPI Brights offer a wide array of colors with both neon and non-neon option.

Too bold? Too much color? No problem!

If you’re not too keen on plunging your nails into nuclear neons this summer, and you don’t want to make too big of a statement with the best of the bolds, don’t give up just yet. You have so many options for tweaking the trends to your liking.

Consider white, pale pink, or pearly nails with bold accents. You can still take advantage of the colorful hotlist by painting your nails with a slightly neutral shade first (consider OPI’s line of pale pinks and pearly whites – they are perfect for this) and then create your own special finishing touches with brighter or bolder accents and adornments.

If you’d still prefer the French manicure look, consider adding a small colored gemstone, stripe, or other decal or decoration in a color you like. You can almost always find success when you build off of a timeless design.

OPI offers bright and neutral tones. (OPI Brights shown)Keep your eyes peeled for toned-down shades of these colors. You can still wear a shimmery peach or lemon drop color with style and grace this summer. Light sparkly blue or aqua still reminds us of the tides, and just about any color you choose can still look great if you take your time and apply it with care. Lots of nail polish brands will be offering these lighter tones for people who may not feel comfortable wearing bolder, brighter colors.

Remember that a trend is just a trend! If you don’t particularly care for it, don’t follow it! You won’t have to wait long for another new and equally astonishing trend to roll around.

So now that you’ve discovered the ins and outs of summer nail designs and colors, it’s up to you to put these tips into action. Sure, you can stick with your traditional reds and pinks for pretty painted nails, but why not go a little wild this summer? Have a little fun and get a little flirty. Show off!

Note: For a beautiful splash of color, check out the selection at your local drugstore, superstore, or beauty supply store, or snag yourself some at Amazon.com!

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