Whoever said less is more is completely right. Especially when it comes to nail art. A little bit of design can go a long way.
As a long time fan of rocking "ballet slipper" and nude-colored nail polish during summer, I thought it was time to start venturing out a bit and experiment with minimalist nail designs. From colorful stripes to polka dots and glittery accents, check out some of my favorite ways to elevate an otherwise demure manicure. This summer, try one or try them all!
1. Stripes- Add a strip of color to all your nails or to a select few. Mix and match contrasting colors or double up on the stripes for a more modern look.
2. Tribal Print- Rock a lightly etched ethnic print on all your nails for a unique design. I prefer white polish but a colored one would do as well!
3. Stickers- A bit of sparkle goes a long way, especially in the form of a gem-like nail sticker. I love the simplicity of the star but other fun shapes include hearts and lightning bolts.
4. Polka Dots- A simple dot on each nail gives off a contemporary vibe. Although I've only seen black dots used in this manicure, a bright color like turquoise or yellow would be fun!
5. Eyes- The evil eye design has been quite popular these past few years so incorporating the design onto nails only seemed right. Sure, the eyes look intriguing but since I'm all about the lip at Kiss & Wear, I prefer to sport pairs of lips over eyes.
6. Glitter- Since I love anything that sparkles, adding sparkles to anywhere on the nail works for me. Whether you like to cover your entire nail with glitter or just a small portion, that's fine with me. As long as there's sparkle.
7. Half Moons- If you prefer to rock a little more nail color, try this clean look by painting half moons in the color you desire. Remember, pastels AND neons are the color families to wear during summer.
8. Flowers- A floral design is the epitome of a girly summer manicure. I love to get daisies due to their simplicity in color but I've also been known to rock some hot pink flowers with rhinestone as their centers.