If there's one thing we will never get sick of looking at on our Instagram feed, it is images of nail art. Every year, we seem to cross paths with the most outrageous nail designs, including this 'hairy legs' nail design
that you can actually shave. We feel inclined to send them a Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
! All jokes aside, we found some incredibly cool and stunning nail trends that your nail artist can hopefully recreate for you this summer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/By6aihwAiBJ/If you aren't following @heymichellelee
on IG, you need to do so. Her nail art is breathtaking and she is not scared to go abstract or use uncommon colors in her palette. Your nails will need to be a medium length for this look to work – –the design is concentrated on the tips of the nail area. If your nails are shorter, you could ask your nail artist to paint two flowers and a leaf design over the top.https://www.instagram.com/p/BzvLKaMgGBl/Ladies with shorter nails are going to love this! We are head over heels for this unique floral design. It looks as if the nail artist applied some type of orange –colored acrylic nail powder
in a teardrop shape to the tip of the nails first, then applied the flowers with a very tiny brush. Whatever method they used, it looks gorgeous!
TORTOISE SHELL NAILS
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwJogXlh_hl/Out of all of the nail trends, this is our favorite! The tortoise shell nail trend
looks good on all nail sizes and looks fairly easy to achieve. In the video clip above, the nail artist mixes and applies the perfect antique yellow sheer base color first and then applies the red color in blotches with another coat of the yellow on top of that, and so on! The key of the look is the amazing dimension that the artist creates in layers.https://www.instagram.com/p/BzvFmPgAqdz/Another beautiful variation of the tortoise shell nails, the nail artist carefully painted the design just on the tips! Who else is calling their nail salon right now to book this for the weekend?
LIME GREEN NAILS
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzGv8g6IRe –/We mentioned the lime green nail trend
earlier last month, and apparently, it is still a thing! We love this variation to the trend by adding a few kiwi designs to the center nails. Rihanna was spotted earlier this year with her flawless lime manicure
, and it set off a trend. Just a warning – –this lime green shade doesn't look flattering on all skin tones. Make sure you ask your nail artist to try the color on one nail first before committing!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxxJ2fKF3Cp/There are many cloud nail designs
on social media, but these, in particular, called out to us. If you don't want to get into the 'cartoony' cloud designs, this watercolor –like technique looks like it was mastered by an artist that was very experienced. If you don't want to take a chance with a botched nail job, you might want to try nail wraps at home
. You can upload your own photos and designs to create custom nail wraps
if you want to take your nail designs into your own hands.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzwCWVBHt5B/Summer would not be complete without a set of mermaid nail art
! The time and patience that went into this nail set are astounding. Let's hope this client doesn't have to use their hands much for the next few weeks – –we'd be so afraid to break a nail!https://www.instagram.com/p/BzvZzg2nKRh/Thankfully you can still rock the mermaid nail trend without the painted scales and glued –on seashells. You can opt for your favorite shade of blue as your base color and paint a few nails with an iridescent glitter or chrome polish
to give the illusion of scales.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzsX5ASC1kv/Living Coral is Pantone's Color of the Year 2019
, so it is no surprise that this summer is exploding with coral –hued nails on social media. This beautiful shade looks good on everyone (in our opinion!) and can even enhance the color of your summer tan! If coral is your summer go –to shade for everything from clothing to nail color, now is the time to stock up!If you try any of the trends mentioned above, please tag us @triabeauty
so we can share the love with you!