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Fun in the Sun: Beach Nails How-To

Don't settle for daydreaming about that beach vacation. Bring the beach to your nails with this splashy design for beach nails. Here's how to get the look.

Beach Nails Tutorial for Summer Fun

Nothing says summer fun like a day at the beach. I created a similar design last summer and had so many requests that I decided to simplify the design so every girl can wear these beach nails. With this easy tutorial, you'll look great no matter if you're beachcombing or working for the weekend. Here's how to do it:

Beach Nails Tutorial for Summer Fun

1. Paint your nails with a light blue. I used Barry M Huckleberry.

2. Using a sponge, dab on a darker blue color about two thirds up your nail; shimmer colors work well for this. I used Barry M Seaside, which is aptly named!

Beach Nails Tutorial for Summer Fun

3. Using the brush from the bottle, paint a nude/cream color across the bottom third of your nail. I used Barry M Coconut.

4. Rip off a very small piece of sponge and using tweezers, dip it in white polish and dab along the line between the blue and the nude for a sea-foam effect.

Beach Nails Tutorial for Summer Fun

5. Using a thin nail art brush, you can add extra details. I added a few orange starfish using Barry M Carousel, a few rocks using brown and a rock pool using Barry M Seaside. Add a top coat to seal in your design, and you're done!

This beach nails nail art tutorial is super easy to re-create at home. Try it today!

For more nail art designs from Alice, go to One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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