We’re already well into the season of picnics, beach bonfires and combi van road-trips, and you know what that means, beauties — time to make a splash! With your nail art, that is. Nothing is nicer than a set of well manicured nails … may as well have a little design fun while your manicuring.

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Need some nail art inspiration? Get ready for some manicure magic as we bring you the hottest nail designs for this summer. Switch your boring old polish for one of these clever creations by clicking ahead to check out 10 top nail art tutorials for summer. It’s the perfect way to accessorise your look for when the mercury starts to rise and will keep you entertained all season long.

Sunset Nails

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When we see this nail design we always think about the most beautiful summer sunset on the beach. Till the day you go on vacation, make these cheerful two coloured nails and decorate them with some word or other application.

Navy Nails

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Navy style is almost always trendy. But is more summery than putting some navy outfit during the winter. This navy nail art design is so cool. You just need 3 different colour nail polish:red, white and dark blue and there you are!

Ombre Nails

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First it was ombre hair and now it’s ombre nails. With ombre nails, you can combine two or three of your favourite nail colours together to create a pretty cool gradient pattern. No wonder, ombre nails are so uniquely beautiful and the colour palette is enormous! From statement neon ombre nails to classic beige or black for the day.

Metalic Nails

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This trend is actually one we’ve tried before, but it’s still in this summer. We  love the way a metallic colour looks on your ring finger when the rest of your nails are painted a different colour. Another way you can add metallic into your nail look is by just painting your tips a metallic colour.

DIY Velvet Manicure

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Now there is the Velvet manicure. Ciaté has not launched their Velvet Manicure kits yet, though they are supposed to land at Sephora within a month or so. But you do not have to spend much money on that, you can make the velvet nails by yourself. Just follow the instructions.

White Nails

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Are we the only ones that used to paint our nails with White-Out when we were bored in class. Well, we guess that paved the way for this next trend. If you are too afraid of white polish, you can opt for a light pink instead. Try Fiji by Essie. It’s one of our favourites!

Neon Rainbow

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Make a loud statement this Summer with neon rainbow tie dye nail art. It’s colourful, cheerful and they will fit with all your clothes. It’ll brighten things right up!

Aztec Nails

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You and your friends will go nuts for these Summer-perfect aztec creations from one of our favourite nail art bloggers. Make the aztec nail design with few different colours like yellow, blue and pink. So summery!

Watermelon Nail Art

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It isn’t summer without some sliced watermelon somewhere in the equation, so why not sport this tasty fruit on your nails? Look how they nice are, best combination of green and pink colours.

All Colours Nail Design

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These talons look like delicious Splice icypoles or tasty neon sorbet lollies, the perfect sugary pick-me-up for the sunny season. You have white nail polish in combination with orange, pink and green. So cheerful!