Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Summer Beach Nails

Some Press Samples Featured*

Hello lovely readers. Step-by-step Nail Art Thursday is back with a free-handed beach theme.

Summer is almost over in my hemisphere, so it was time for me to beach nails on. I actually love beach themed nails, but for some reason I don’t get to paint them often.

I have done a similar mani to this one in the past, but I updated it by adding more color and details to the starfish, as well as some cute sand dollars.

Let’s take a closer look below!

The base
For the base, I started off with a neutral sandy color. For this mani, I chose Jack* from the Zoya Sunshine collection, which I reviewed here.

Zoya Jack


The scene
Next, I added the water element of my beach scene. To do so, I did an ombre mid-nail by applying SinfulColors Endless Blue, Vibrant Vida, and Fool for Azul using a makeup sponge.

I added some additional details by painting some subtle water foam using white acrylic paint and a fine brush.

Blue ombre nail gradient using SinfulColors nail polish
Beach ombre


The details
Next, I used Zoya Cora* and Demetria and a fine brush to paint starfish, sand dollars, and seashells to my beach scene.




The final look
To finish my look, I applied a fast drying top coat, followed by a matte top coat.

Free-handed hand painted summer beach nail art using nail polish
Beach nail art

Free-handed hand painted summer beach nail art using nail polish


I hope you enjoyed this nail art, and I hope these inspire you to try your own beach nails this summer!

*These polish were originally sent to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. 



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