When I was younger, I never really wore nail polish in the summer. I loved painting my nails, but I also loved swimming, and the chlorine in the pool would always mess with my nail polish. So, I’m not really used to summer nail polish trends. But, after looking up all of the summer 2017 nail polish trends, let me tell you that I am pretty freaking excited to play around with nail polish this summer. It’s such a good way to pull together a look without really trying. As a lazy person, that is VERY important to me.
Obviously, some of these designs are a little harder than others, but the good news is that there are so many trends, so you can try out each one and stick with whichever one you like best. Or try them all at once, I won’t judge! You’ve probably seen at least a couple of these worn by celebs or on Instagram, so now is the time to be aware of the trends! If you learn them now, you’ll be ahead of the curve!If you really want to amp up your look this summer, you need to try some of these pretty nail polish trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere over the next few months. Good luck, girl.
Star NailsThese nails give off very ~spacey~ vibes, and they have been taking Instagram by storm. Honestly, they are a cute little way to make your fingers sparkle without having to actually wear glitter nail polish which, we all know, is IMPOSSIBLE to take off. This is definitely a good trend. Source
Claw NailsSo, claw nails are back, I guess. They were a thing for a while in the '90s, but they sort of disappeared for a while. But, now is your time to try out this look, since it will be everywhere this summer. I mean, please be careful, since they look sharp AF, but I'm sure you'll get used to that. Source
Abstract NailsWeird nail art and graphic designs have been around for a little while, but they will stick around this summer, for sure. The good news is that it's very easy to do: add a base coat, then splatter on some other colors in weird designs on top. It might look like a mess, but if you say it's "abstract" it look a hundred times fancier. Source
Mixed Neon DesignsFun fact: neon makes your skin look super tan, which is why this trend always comes back around this time of year. By mixing two neon colors, it will give you a cool '80s look that has been trending over the past few months. Source
White NailsAnother fun fact, white makes your skin look super tan, too! If you're trying to work on your tan this summer, be sure to add some white nail polish to create the illusion that you have been spending a lot more time at the beach. It also looks pretty classy, if I do say so myself. Source
Geode NailsOkay, if you decide to mess around with glitter, you should try the geode nail trend. We all remember the fancy geode hair trend, but this is a lot easier to do and a lot less permanent. Pick a base color, then a few colors that are a couple shades lighter, and some glitter to create this unique geode effect. Source
Wave NailsYou're going to need a stencil for this one, but it will give your nails a serious mermaid aesthetic, which is perfect for the summer. Put down a base coat, add your stencil, then add another color on top. You'll be beach ready in no time. Source
Are you going to try these nail trends? Tell us in the comments!