Easiest Colorful Spring Summer Nails
Also called my ‘tea time nails’, these came out from my need for color as we approach the Summer. Lately, for no particular reason, I’ve been wearing more neutral nails than usual.
Variations on the neutral nails theme will follow in the next days, weeks. A summery turn was de rigueur now that we already entered the month of May, right? I know I’m usually preaching about the many possibilities of nail art with less supplies – this time I’m telling those of you who have no nail art skills that fabulous nail art is available to them as well, with just the right amount of imagination (and nail polishes) -_^.
What you’re not going to see in these pictures are the steps I’ve taken before the tea. Ahem before the finished manicure. And that’s mainly because the drying time was killing me! It’s why I’m sometimes considering semi permanent nail polishes – the curing lamp would definitely reduce manicures drying time… I haven’t yet made my decision, so if you have any pros and cons to share, I’d love to hear them!
Back to the tea time spring summer nails: let me review the how-to process rapidly! Starting with a base coat (I still have my Orly Bonder basecoat) and of course, letting it dry, I rounded up the polishes to use, and the order of colors from the thumb up to my pinkie. First was my faithful Opi Alpine Snow which I used on all my nails as a ‘second base’ and as the main color for the thumbnail.
Now once all was dry, onwards with the colors: emerald green OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid for the index, yellow OPI I Just can’t Cope-Acabana for the middle finger and to finish for the ring finger and the pinkie, two textured nail polishes. When the two coats of colored polish were dry, something was missing.
If you loved Beyonce’s Lemonade: try these Lemonade nails too – you’ll love them!
Supposedly a manicure for the warm season, it missed the sparkle and shine a summer manicure should have… I reached for something to ‘shine’ in my nail polish reserve and there was this perfect Flormar (Supershine Miracle Colors U01) topper I immediately used to cover all my nails and make sure there was a serious amount of sparkle and shine! Now that the nails are (finally) dry, let’s have some flavorful, summer tea, shall we?