Summer Sunset nail art

Beachside views inspire neon nail art designs.

Palm tree nail art

Step 1: Apply one to two coats of white gel polish. Leave the inhibition layer intact after curing.

Step 2: Use a small pigment powder applicator to apply neon blue pigment powder to the base of the nail. Repeat the application using neon purple, pink and orange pigment powders moving down the nail toward the free edge, blending as you go. Brush away the excess pigment. Then, apply clear gel.

Step 3: Wipe the nail, then use a detail brush to paint palm tree silhouettes with black gel polish. Seal with matte gel top coat.

 

sunset nail art

sunsets

Step 1: Apply one to two coats of white gel polish. Leave the inhibition layer intact after curing.

Step 2: Use a small pigment powder applicator to apply neon purple pigment powder to the base of the nail. Repeat the application using neon pink pigment powder, then continue alternating pink and purple until the entire nail is covered, blending as you go. Brush away the excess pigment, and apply clear gel.

Step 3: Apply a small, round reflective decal to the center of the nail. Then, use a stiff bristled brush lightly dipped in white gel to paint clouds randomly across the nail. Seal with matte gel top coat.

color block nail art

birds on beach

Step 1: Apply one to two coats of white gel polish. Wipe away the inhibition layer after curing.

Step 2: Use a detail brush to paint a line with blue gel paint from the base of the nail to the middle of the right sidewall. Fill in the corner of the nail with blue gel paint. Note: Cure after each color application. Next, paint a line from the middle of the blue to the free edge with pink gel paint, and fill it in. Paint a horizontal line across the nail with bright orange gel paint, filling in the shape.

Step 3: Paint a line from the corner of the blue section to the top of the orange with purple gel paint and fill it in. Finally, fill in the center of the nail with red gel paint. Seal with gel top coat.

Guest Artist:

Mary Wolf (@nail_wolf) is a Los Angeles, CA-based nail artist

“I was inspired by the vibrant colors and ethereal sunset vibes of summer to create bright and dreamy nail looks.”

Mary Wolf

 

This article was originally posted in the June 2018 issue of NAILPRO.

[Sunset Images: Getty Images]

 

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