Four Hot Nail Designs Perfect for Summer

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Make a splash in your spa this summer by offering these fun nail art ideas from some of your favorite nail brands:

Deborah Lippmann


Step 1: Contour nails into a short, rounded shape using Smooth Operator 4-Way Nail Buffer.

Step 2: To prep the nail plate, exfoliate then hydrate the cuticle using Cuticle Remover and Cuticle Oil. Cleanse the nails with 2 Second Nail Primer prior to base-coat application to ensure all leftover debris is removed and the plate is clean.

Step 3: For the base, apply a coat of Gel Lab Pro Base Coat.

Step 4: Apply two coats of Shape Of My Heart.

Step 5: After waiting two minutes to dry, use a very fine nail brush, apply Fade To Black to create different architecturally inspired nail designs on
the index fingers.

Step 6: After waiting another two minutes to dry, apply one coat of Gel Lab Pro Top Coat to seal the nails and prevent chipping. Add The Wait Is Over Quick-Dry Drops as a finishing touch to ensure faster drying time.


Morgan Taylor

Step 1: After prepping nails, apply a thin coat of Stick With It base coat.

Step 2: Apply a thin coat of Arctic Freeze onto the entire nail making sure to cap the free edge. Apply a second coat for full coverage.

Step 3: Using Flamingo Float, create a round-shaped French near the free edge. Apply a second coat for full coverage.

Step 4: Using Black Shadow and the Mini Striper Brush, paint outlines and details on the flamingo.

Step 5: With a dotting tool and Limónade In The Shade, add dots above the flamingo.

Step 6: Continue adding dots using You’ve Got Tan-Gerine Lines and One Piece Or Two? Finish with Need For Speed top coat.
 

Londontown 
 


Step 1: Prep the nail by filing and shaping. Dehydrate with a wipe of Strengthening Lacquer Remover. 

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of clear Nail Hardener & Base Coat. 

Step 3: Apply two thin coats of Out of Office.

Step 4: Apply Royal Wedding to about one-third of the nail and cut across, with a thin nail art brush for precision.

Step 5: Apply Dolly Mix closer to the cuticle, with the same brush. 

Step 6: Apply Protective Top Coat. 

OPI


Step 1: Apply Infinite Shine Primer.

Step 2: Using a striping brush, draw a diagonal line across the nail with Danny & Sandy 4 Ever!, and fill in.

Step 3: With a dotting tool, place dots diagonally across the tip with Pink Ladies Rule The School.

Step 4: Repeat step 2 on the edge of the line, let dry, and apply Infinite Shine Gloss.
 

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