Retro Bubblegum Nails Are Taking Over Instagram For Summer

Meet your new go-to nail shape.

by Natasha Marsh
Almond nails, slender on the sides and wider at the base, make nails look longer and narrower compared to other shapes — allowing you (or your nail tech) to accentuate your hands and maximize your chosen design or color. Ahead, TZR breaks down the top seven almond nail designs to try this summer.@topnatchco
Blueberry Swirl

Go bold and vibrant this summer with a cobalt blue swirl. Opt to either swirl in the same direction for each nail or mix it up. Whatever you do, make sure you have a thin nail brush on hand for accuracy in every swipe.

Excuse My French

You’ve probably seen all forms of French tips on social media but a classic white French on almond nails will always have its place. To upgrade this traditional French, mix in negative space designs or gemstones.

Taste The Rainbow

When you can’t decide on one color, why not choose all the ones you love? Paint every nail a different hue or add a different color tip — the more the merrier here.

Abstract Party

There’s something so delightful about pastels. Although typically associated with spring, they also work well as a muted, yet full of color, summer manicure. Don’t forget to finish with a top coat for long-lasting results.

Retro Bubblegum

Chanel your inner ‘70s aesthetic with this retro bubblegum mani. Pro tip: Invest in a dotting tool or thin nail brush to swirl in various shades of pink and white.

Grounded In Green

With summer comes hotter temperatures and more opportunities for outdoor activities. Match your earthy green manicure to all the sunshine and nature you will be soaking up.

Baby Blue Florals

You can always count on the summer season for clear skies and pretty blooms, as seen in this subtle floral manicure. If executing at home, make sure to start with a clear canvas: clean cuticles and an expert nail file.


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