Friday, May 31, 2013

18 Summer Nail Art Designs

Hi everyone! Long time no see, huh? I owe you all an apology for being away so long. I felt like I was doing really well with the nail art productivity, and then suddenly all of that drive was gone. I took a bit of a break, and I'm feeling a lot more excited about blogging again. 

To get back into it I started painting some designs on a nail wheel. I didn't have anything in mind when I started, and let myself be inspired by colour. Eventually some themes developed, and before I knew it the whole wheel was filled with these 'realistic' summer prints and images.

Painting like this was really relaxing and satisfying. I'm really happy with how most of these turned out, and it was great practice. I've already started translating some of these into full nail designs, and it's been a ton of fun. To paint these designs I used small, fine brushes and American Apparel nail polishes. I didn't put topcoat on these so that they would photograph better.

Florals: hibiscus, sunflowers, poppies
Scenery/animals: sunset, giraffes, flamingos, palm tree
Insects: dragonflies, ladybugs, butterfly

Fruit: cherries, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple
Marine life: jellyfish, sea turtles, clown fish, shells/starfish

I hope you liked these designs! Let me know which ones you would like to see as full manicures :)



  1. i would like to see all of them in a full mani ^^
    im really impressed by your skills! all of them look amazing :)

  2. These designs are gorgeous! They are all wonderful!

  3. Criminal Nails1 June 2013 at 05:45

    Great work! I love your flamingos! ^^

  4. These are so PHENOMENAL!! I thought each one was my favorite until I saw the next one, and so on and so on!! =)

  5. Joanna @ The Treasure Chest2 June 2013 at 03:50

    These things looks amazing. I'm especially staring at the kiwi one for some reason

  6. You are so good, Brittney! They're like mini works of art!

  7. Polish Armoire4 June 2013 at 09:49

    *Bows down to your greatness*

    I think that nail wheel would look great framed on a wall!

  8. Aw, thank you! That's actually not a bad idea!

  9. Love all the floral patterns, but I have a special place in my heart for flamingos... Love your artwork!

  10. Hi Brittney! I was inspired by your flamingo nails to do some of my own - you can see them on my blog here: