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The Best Blue Manis for Summer

  • Sweet Florals

    A light blue base is complemented by a dark, bold flower. Use the flower on its own as an accent nail or make your nails pop with the design on each nail.

  • Glitter Ombre

    Ombre: Cool for your hair and even cooler for your nails. Make this ombre gradient even more special with the addition of a shimmery topcoat for a playful look that wows.

  • Polka Dot Paradise

    A bold, cute pattern like mini polka dots can make a more serious mani more fun. Make sure to choose an evergreen color, like this navy shade from Sally Hansen, and add an accent nail to play up the design.

  • Marbled Mother Nature

    Celebrate Earth Day all year long with this beautiful marbled look. If creating a marble nail design sounds difficult, check out this no-water marble nail art tutorial tutorial to see how it's done (don't worry, all you need is a plastic baggy).

  • Geometric Beauties

    If you have a steady hand, try these sleek geometric print nails. Start by creating blue and white stripes on two nails and your thumb, followed by patterning a geometric shape over a blue base for the other two.

  • Under the Sea

    Create this adorable ocean-inspired mani and be prepared to sing your favorite tune from The Little Mermaid.

  • Modern Marble

    Another marbled look we love, this bright blue makes a perfect base coat for this crackled nail art design.

  • Zigzags and Rhinestones

    For the glam girl, try this cute summer mani for a beach-ready look that wows. Small rhinestones and a fun zigzag pattern make for a great look even a nail newbie can do.

  • A Touch of Art

    Boring manis be gone! With this unique blue nail art design your nails are guaranteed to stand out. Either freehand a design yourself, or get inspired by this abstract nail art you can adapt to suit your style.

  • Sea Inspiration

    Take inspiration from the gorgeous blue hues of the sea to create this summer mani. Stencil on some mini anchors to round out the design.

  • Follow Your Arrow

    Take the arrow trend to the next level by adding a collection of them to your mani. Shades of blue and glitter make this look stand out from the rest.

  • Electric Blue Chevron

    Take a bright and bold shade of blue along with a shade of silver to create this beach-ready manicure.

  • Abstract Gradients

    Create a unique gradient using small pieces of tape, or you can freehand a geometric design over it for an urban, hip look.

  • Coming Up Daisies

    Show your appreciation for your favorite summer flowers with a cornflower blue base and accent nails featuring cute white daisies.

  • It's All in the Ombre

    Can't choose just one shade of blue? A glamorous, grown-up ombre design allows you to show off your favorite hues. And, yes, you can actually do these ombre nails at home.

  • Blank Space

    Get in on two trends at once by creating a blue negative space nail design. Pick a few shades of blue you're in love with and section off areas of your nails using tape to create the negative space.

  • Intricate Blues

    If you find a pattern you love, stencil it over a blue base coat for a look you can wear all summer long.

  • Divine + Delicate

    Soft and delicate flowers keep this design looking fresh and chic.

  • Putting Up Airs

    Keep it simple by choosing a bright shade of blue and donning it on each of your nails.

  • Aztec Stilettos

    Graphic and bold, these Aztec-inspired stiletto nails sure know how to make an entrance.

  • Glitter, Stripes and Everything Nice

    Update a teen favorite with these sophisticated stripes you can wear everywhere from the office to a garden party.

  • Geometry Meets Simplicity

    Create this statement nail art with a soft blue base coat and a white geometric design you can freehand on each of your nails.

  • Mixing Patterns

    A gradient followed by a tribal-inspired print creates a look perfect for every summer barbecue.

  • Diagonal Water Marble Tips

    Create this cool variation of a marbled nail design using a shimmery base and creating a marbled tip using the same supplies you would use to create a French tip manicure.

 

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