Slanted Summer Nails
Summertime just screams trendy nails. Maybe it’s the playfulness of the season or the reintroduction of open-toed shoes, but bold and bright nails have always been a summer staple.
Lately, I have been intrigued by geometric nail art. However, too many lines and shapes can cause a pattern overload on your nail beds. I find this diagonal nail art tutorial to be creative without overdoing it, and very simple to create. For those ladies who have polish restrictions in their professional lives or are just easing into the world of nail art, rather than a full set of nails, apply the design to just one finger (such as your ring finger) and leave the rest solid.
You can create this look with any color duo. A metallic with a vibrant hue always goes well together. The metallic half will glisten in the sun and the bright color will contrast just right, with your new suntan. During summer I prefer using gold accents over silver and I especially love coral, tangerine and fuchsia shades at the moment.
Step 1: Paint your nails your metallic color of choice.
Step 2: Using your bright polish now , paint a diagonal line in one, upward stroke across your nail. If you are uncomfortable with making a straight line, you can always put a piece of tape down for guidance(make sure the first color is completely dry!).
Step 3: Using upward strokes (just as you would regularly paint your nails) fill in the remaining half of your nail. This should allow only a minimal amount of polish to overlap onto the skin around your nail beds. Use a correction pen or q-tips dipped in nail polish remover to clean your fingers up.
Step 4: Apply a clear coat and enjoy!
Need some more color inspiration? Click the collage below to browse more brights & metallics.
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