5 Summer Nail Designs You NEED To Try

5 Summer Nail Designs You NEED To Try

We don’t know about you, but summer always feels like the best time to get creative with nail designs. Minimal nails are still in, but so are splashes of colour, pops of neon... anything goes!

We’ve taken at look at our favourite nail art designs that you can create from home this summer to give you some inspiration for your next home manicure.

Easy Rainbow Nails


Can’t decide on just one colour? Choose five! This rainbow ombre look is super simple to create but has an amazing finish. If you’re not yet ready to start out with nail art, this is one style you can create where all you need is gel polish!

Choose five shades that are a similar colour (this pink design is our favourite for summer) and put them in colour order from lightest to darkest. Apply to your nails and get ready for a super simple yet stunning nail design.

French Tips

A French manicure will always be on-trend. And the summer version of a French mani may just be our favourite! First, choose a nude gel polish for your base to suit your skin tone. You’ll want to apply two coats of this first, before adding your tips.

We love this mixed up mani design using Water Games from our Summer Party Collection, combining a couple of French tips with a classic gel manicure for something a little different!


Floral Polka Dots

We think this may be our favourite nail art design. It’s SO easy to create, so if you’re a beginner looking for a simple design to get started with, then this is the one for you! You don’t even need a dotting tool to create this look – you can easily use a Cuticle Stick to apply your polka dots!

You can go all out by creating your design on every nail, or add a cute summer twist like this set, where flowers have been created on feature nails using the polka dot design!


Smoothie Nails

Fancy giving yourself the ultimate summer manicure with NO nail art needed? Our Smoothie Collection is summer in a bottle! It includes six neon gel polish shades that are already mixed with glitter flakes to create a ‘smoothie’ effect.

That means you can give yourself a cute summer manicure that’s a little different from the norm, without having to spend time creating any nail art designs if you don’t have the time – win win!


Easy Freehand Nail Art

We’re not all blessed with a steady hand – or too much patience! Using Matrix Gel can level up your nails with a little nail art that’s easy to create even if you’re a beginner! All you need is a pot of our spider gel (we find our white Matrix Gel, Pearl of Lao Tzu, works best for summer designs) and a thin nail art brush to apply it.

Once you’ve applied and cured your gel polish, dip your brush into your spider gel and create your pattern by dragging the gel over the nail. We love this design that’s added a little glitter for some added sparkle for your summer nails!

Smoothie Gel Nails

With five new designs to choose from, which will you go for first? Choose your summer gel polish colours and let’s get creative! Don‘t forget to tag us in on Instagram @bluesky_cosmetics to share your summer nails with us too – we’ll be re-posting our favourites!

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