Last summer I wrote a post with some ideas for Summer nail designs. I thought I'd mix it up this year with some fun designs I did on my toes over the last few months. While I do love how my fingernails look when they're decked out with new colors, I tend to keep them more simple. When it comes to my toes however, I like to do fun, bold designs (less chance of it clashing with my outfits seeing as I'm wearing shoes to cover them most of the time...).
Here are a some fun designs I did that you can try on either (or both!) your fingers or toes:
I did one large heart on one big toe, and three small hearts diagonally on the other, using red for the background and white for the hearts. The rest of my toes were painted plain white so the focus would be on the big toe design. Carly did the opposite and had a white background and red hearts, using red for the rest of her toes. You could even do this design on both your hands and feet, offsetting them from each other, or even with a friend.
This is one that I immediately thought of summer when I saw! I even went out a bought tiny paint brushes so I could try to paint the design less messily (it still didn't help - I need some serious practice). I did pink first on the entire nail, waited for that to dry, painted a white line about 1/4 from the top of the nail to the tip (waited again for it to dry), painted a green line at the very edge of the nail, and ended with little black "seeds" across the pink. I tried to curve them a bit so it looked like a watermelon wedge, but I seem to run out of space more quickly when it comes to toe-nail design...
I've never been one for animal prints - cheetah or zebra stripes don't really do it for me - but when I see cow prints, I think of happy cows grazing on warm summer days in green fields. I'm noticing now how important it is to wait between painting different colors, otherwise it all starts to smudge together (not the look I'm typically going for), but these turned out decently considering all that. I did use my tiny paint brush for these patches as well.
Nothing says summer like blue skies and fluffy clouds, so this was an obvious choice to end my summer with. I did not have my paint brush with me when I did these however, so I used a toothpick...very slowly, and carefully. I think that with a paint brush they may have turned out fluffier, but I still love how cute these look.
What's a summer design you like to wear or want to try?