Summery, summery, shell nails! It is not for nothing that these are currently an absolute nail trend for the summer, which captivates with a soft shimmer and subtle lightness. You can already see it on many hands and in different pastel nuances as well as in white, sea blue or grey. Take a look below at what makes the trendy manicures and how you can do them yourself?
White mother-of-pearl manicure as a summer nail trend
What are shell nails?
Shell nails are not a mega nail trend for the summer for nothing. They can be seen in a variety of designs. In principle, these have lighter pastel colors, but they shimmer beautifully. In white and nude, such nails look just as incredibly summery. Even in dark blue and grey, shell manicures are an absolute eye-catcher reminiscent of mussels. But mother-of-pearl is definitely the first choice when it comes to the trendy nail trend. If you don’t like it too minimalistic, shell nails can be prettied up with pearl or shell nail stickers. And nail art creates unique, three-dimensional designs that turn your hands into true works of art. In most cases, the nails have an oval shape, but of course they can also be shaped differently if desired.
Shell manicures look especially elegant in nude
Shimmer and 3D nail art can be perfectly combined
How can you make your own shell nails?
Well, you probably can’t do complicated nail designs on your own. It is better to leave this to an experienced specialist. But when it comes to the simpler variants of shell nails, most of you can certainly do it yourself. Namely, you first form your nails in the desired nail shape using a nail file. Then apply a clear base coat and wait for it to dry completely. This is followed by two layers of the selected nail polish. Finally, the painted nails are rounded off with a top coat with a shimmering effect.
There is also a special pearlescent nail powder that you can use instead of nail polish. Each finger is dipped into the powder one after the other after it has received a base coat on the nail. The excess powder is then gently wiped off with a brush or simply tapped off lightly. It is believed that such powder nails can last more than 3 weeks if done strictly according to the instructions.
Nail powder is an excellent alternative to shimmering nail polish
What can you combine the nail trend with?
The elegant shell nails look great with filigree jewelry such as rings and bracelets in silver or gold. This can be made classic or in the popular boho style. Pearls also go perfectly with it. When it comes to dresses and accessories, you really have a lot to choose from. You can wear the summer nail trend with just about anything. Plain dresses made of cotton or linen are among the most popular classics, but colorful skirts and tops can also be skilfully combined with the shimmering nails. Ripped jeans, elegant evening dresses or the little black dress – everything can be a great companion to your shell nails.
Such manicures are also becoming one of the absolute favorites of many brides in the summer. Especially from those who want a beach wedding that has a maritime motto anyway.
Here, too, the imagination knows no bounds
The designs are varied and can be made as desired. If you like it lush and fancy, your nail stylist will help you best. If it should be subtle and reserved, you can easily achieve the nail trend, as explained above.
The rest of the nail designs can serve as additional inspiration for your summer shell nails. Depending on your experience and creative spirit, try to imitate them yourself or take them to the nail salon. Be sure to try this charming nail trend and give your hands a fresh sea breeze!
Nail Art transforms your nails into an exotic beach fairy tale to fall in love with
Nude can also look good on shell nails
Interestingly, gray oval manicures are also part of the new nail trend
Mother-of-pearl powder really packs a punch
This can be found in different, soft colors