51 Fun Ways To Do Your Nails This Summer

Emily Gold 06-06-2018 AM ET / 0 Shares

Summer is here, which means lots and lots of Instagram photos involving drinks, food, and of course; your fingers. And the last thing you want is a less-than-stellar manicure ruining an otherwise perfectly Instagramable snap. So let’s start caring about our nails a little more, beginning right now, with our little guide that will no doubt inspire you beyond your wildest dreams.

Retro diver girl.

Retro diver girl by Betina R.

(Betina R.)

3D crystal flower.

3D crystal flower by Park Eunkyung

(Park Eunkyung)

Adorable pastels.

Pineapple and cactus by Em Manicure

(Em Manicure)

Soft marble.

Soft marble by Nina Park

(Nina Park)

Unicorn ombre.

Unicorn ombre by Kristina Nailspb

(Kristina Nailspb)

Water droplets.

Water droplets by Michelle Won

(Michelle Won)

Gold leaf.

Gold leaf by Miyuki


Matte flower nails.

Matte flower nails by Sense Hong

(Sense Hong)


Pineapple by Unistella


Tropical half-moons.

Tropical half-moons by MoYou-London


Mandarin orange.

 Mandarin orange by Betina R.

(Betina R.)

Heavy embellishment.

Heavy embellishment by Nail Su Belle

(Nail Su Belle)

The Shape of Water.

The Shape of Water by Petitbijou Nail

(Petit Bijou Nail)

Matte roses.

Matte roses by Park Eunkyung

(Park Eunkyung)

Glitter lips.

Glitter lips by Ayumi Takagi

(Ayumi Takagi)

Watercolor marble.

Watercolor marble by Lili Venice Nguyen

(Lili Venice Nguyen)

Glitter honey comb.

Glitter honey comb by Chelsea King

(Chelsea King)

Porcelain flowers.

Porcelain flowers by So Hot Right Nail

(So Hot Right Nail)

Leopard tips.

Leopard tips by Alicia Torello

(Alicia Torello)

Red orange accent.

Red orange accent by Avia Marcia

(Avia Marcia)

Nature nail art.

Nature nail art by Chelsea King

(Chelsea King)

Iridescent chrome.

Iridescent chrome by Paintbox


Violet ombre.

Violet ombre by Kristina Nailspb

(Kristina Nailspb)

Flamingo paradise.

Flamingo paradise by Miyuki


Hand painted blue flowers.

Hand painted blue flowers by Betina R.

(Betina R.)

Seashell tips.

Seashell tips by Susan


Outline glitter nails.

Outline glitter nails by Unistella


Tropical vibes.

Tropical vibes by Lieve91


Mixed metals.

Mixed metals by Nina Park

(Nina Park)

Matte pink.

Matte pink by Pilki Nail

(Pilki Nail)

Funky color palette.

Funky color palette by Chelsea King

(Chelsea King)

Amethyst nails.

Amethyst nails by Wah Nails

(Wah Nails)

Tropical flower.

Tropical flower by Em Manicure

(Em Manicure)

Tile beads.

Tile beads by Park Eunkyung

(Park Eunkyung)

Cherry lemonade.

 Cherry lemonade by Michelle Won

(Michelle Won)

Chevron half-moon.

Chevron half-moon by So Nailicious


Chevron french.

Chevron french by Paintbox


Ombre waves.

Ombre waves by So Hot Right Nail

(So Hot Right Nail)

Rainbow ombre.

Rainbow ombre by Wah Nails

(Wah Nails)

Beer logos.

Beer logos by Chelsea King

(Chelsea King)

Clear crystal violet.

Clear crystal violet by Park Eunkyung

(Park Eunkyung)

Minimal french.

Minimal french by Olive & June

(Olive & June)

Abstract waves.

Abstract waves by Betina R.

(Betina R.)

A touch of ginger rust.

A touch of ginger rust by MoYou-London


White chrome prisms.

White chrome prisms by So Hot Right Nail

(So Hot Right Nail)

Silver shapes.

Iconic silver foils in a graphic shape by Paintbox


Fine lines and sharp angle.

Fine lines and sharp angle by So Nailicious

(So Nailicious)

Neon watermelon.

Neon watermelon by MoYou-London


See-through nails.

See-through nails by Hang Nguyen

(Hang Nguyen)

Fish nails.

Fish nails by Koba Nails Studio

(Koba Nails Studio)

Matte lines and shiny things.

Matte lines and shiny things by So Hot Right Nail

(So Hot Right Nail)