I can’t believe how quickly summer flew by, it seems like just yesterday my eldest son was in the 4th grade and the twins were still home with me and now the house is super quiet during the day and it’s odd to say the least. With Fall coming about, I wanted to take the time to share with you a round up of my Summer Nail designs and manicures that I have been rocking out during the season. I’m doing this post and video in collaboration with my friend Beth (PearlznlacebyBethK) so be sure to head on over and check out her video and post as well.
Check out my video slideshow embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube. Scroll down to see all the photos of each nail look.
My first manicure from this summer is from Sally Hansen in the color Gilty Party. This color is absolutely gorgeous and while it looks silver, it has micro shimmers that look almost burgundy pink so it really lends for an interesting shade.
July 8th, I decided I wanted to use a new polish I had just picked up and paired it with some glitter and sparkle. On my nails I’m using Sally Hansen’s Color Foil nail polish in Purple Aloy and my accent nail is topped with Rainbow Honey’s Stellar Treat. I am a huge fan of Rainbow Honey’s glitter polishes and these two lacquers together made a great statement.
July was all about simplicity in my nail designs and doing a water color styled look is simple and easy to create. Check out my tutorial here. I used a combination of Zoya and Milani’s new Color Statement Lacquers to create the look you see here. The base white is from Zoya in the color Adel (one of my favorite whites) and the rest of the shades are a combination of Milani and Zoya.
When I am unable to choose a color I want to use on my nails, I find that I paint them several different shades and just roll with it. In July I decided I wanted to test out a few shades from the new Milani Color Statement Lacquers that were recently rolled out. Since I couldn’t figure out which ones I wanted to wear more… it resulted in me doing a quick water marbling of my nails in different shades. Not the best look – but hey, it works. lol
Milani has seriously wowed me with their new collection and I’ve been loving the glitter polishes. For this look I’m using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer in Bronze as my base shade and then accent nails are topped with Gilded Rocks and Club Lights.
My Galaxy Inspired nails were probably a favorite of all the nail looks I created this summer. I used a similar technique to my Water Color nails and you can find the tutorial for this nail look here. I am using all of Milani’s Color Statement Nail Lacquers to create this look. Lovely Amethyst as my base shade, Spotlight White, Bombshell, Mint Crush, Pearl-plexed Sheer and Rainbow Prisms.
This burgundy red nail look was done as a part of my Regina the Evil Queen look… I did my best to play up the part. lol (You can watch that tutorial for the inspired makeup look here.) I don’t normally rock out shades in this tone during the Summer months but needless to say you will be seeing this quite often in the fall months. I am using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer in Enchanting.
I’m no professional when it comes to nail designs but I think I can pull off the basics pretty okay. For this nail look I wanted to do something fun and wanted to play off of some polka dots. As my base shade I am using Zoya’s Shay which is one of my all time favorite nudes. As my glitter accent nail I am using Zoya’s Cosmo Magic Pixie Polish topped with Ciate’s Speed Dry Top Coat so that it doesn’t have that 3D effect. For my polka dots and flowers I am using Milani’s Color Statement Lacquers in Spotlight White and Imperial purple. Super easy to create and fun to wear.
In this nail look I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted to do. I am using Milani’s Vintage Lace Lacquer and Rainbow Prisms as the tip of my nails. For my accent nails I decided to do a quick water marble using Imperial Purple and Cupcake Icing all from Milani’s Color Statement Lacquer line.
In this manicure I wanted a nude look with a little sparkle. I am using Zoya’s Jules and topped it with Maybelline Color Show’s Diamond in the Rough.
So – those are my nail designs and manicures I rocked out for Summer this year. I am in no way a professional but really enjoy painting my nails to give me a little flirty flare. I don’t do my makeup with exception to maybe once each week, so I love to have my nails with some extra sparkle to keep it all exciting. Don’t forget to check out the video if you haven’t already. Wishing you all a wonderful last few days of your warm summer months. ~xo
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