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Grown-Up Nail Art Inspiration

Thought nail art was just for teenagers? Think again, because summer is the perfect time to experiment with striking yet sophisticated talon toppers. Ideal if you want to inject a playful touch to your look without going OTT, these fun and fashionable ideas won’t fail to make an impact.

Easy to emulate and understated enough to stay on the right side of chic, why not try these eight design ideas for this season’s big beach break or festival getaway?
 

GO FOR GLITTER

Whether you opt for an understated wash of glitter, full-on sequins or statement tips over a neutral base, embellished polish won’t fail to make you shine. 

 

Belgrave Square Nail polish, £7.50 (was £15) | NailsInc
 

Ultra Fine Gold Glitter Nail Varnish, £19 | Smith & Cult
 

'Flash' Nail Varnish, £6 | Topshop.com

 

 

BARELY THERE DETAIL

From subtle geometric shapes to cute but cool stick-on jewels, the barely there approach is safe yet stylish enough to jazz up your look in a jiffy. 

 

"Center of the You-Niverse" Nail Lacquer, £8.95 | OPI
 

Pre Glued Crystal Gems, £3 | Elegant Touch
 

"Milos" Nail Polish, £15 | Nars

 

 

JUST THE TIPS

Take inspiration from the SS16 runways, where bright French manis were a major trend by adding a subtle pop of colour to your tips only. 

"Feed The Rich" Opaque Dark Teal Green Nail Lacquer, £18 | Smith & Cult

Dry Fast Top Coat, £9 | Seche Vite

 Amarapura Silver Chrome Nail Polish, £15 | Nars

 

 

METALLIC ACCENTS

Metallics are always a hot choice for summer, but remember to choose a hue that complements your favourite rings and wrist candy for optimum style points. 

The Essence Of Holidays Intense Nail Lacquer, £21 | DOLCE & GABBANA

Intricate Nail Stickers In Rose Gold, £4.20 (was £7) | Daisy Knights

The Paint Can's Best Friend Two-In-One Top & Base Coat, £8 | Nails Inc

 

ONE KNOCKOUT NAIL

The easiest option by far, all you have to do is select one standout shade and apply it on your ring finger for knockout results, minus the effort. 

 

Pirouette My Whistle Soft Shades Nail Lacquer, £12.50 | O.P.I
 

Ballet Slippers Nail Polish, £8.99 | Essie
 

Nail Polish In She Wolf,  £16 | Deborah Lippmann

 

REVERSED FRENCH MANI

Trickier to master but oh-so-worth the effort, a reversed French mani won’t fail to impress. Just make sure you invest in speed dry drops to ensure you don’t smudge your handiwork. 

Custom Nail Colour In Beries, £10.50 | Jessica

Miracle Drops, £12 | Leighton Denny

45 Second Top Coat, £15 | Nails Inc

 

ALL WHITE

We heart an all-white nail against tanned skin tones – boost the effect by embellishing just one talon with intricate designs or geometric stripes for show-stopping results. 

 

Cuticle Pusher, £9 | Wah London
 

Nail Polish In Ecume White, £15 | Nars
 

SOS Pen, £12 | Nails Inc

 

Inspiration Credits: PrettyDesigns.com, Honestlywtf.com, ElegantWeddingInvites.com, StyleVanity.com, TheFashionMedley.com, YouAndYourWedding.co.uk, Elle.fr, HarpersBazaar.com.au, HerCampus.com, Sonalicious.com, LeFashion.com, NailsByArelisP.com, Snipits.com, NatashaEkstedt.com, Vogue.com, Nails.AllWomensTalk.com, Blog.Lulus.com, Instagram.com/The_Nail_Lounge_Miramar

 

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