Finally sandals and chic flip flops are back in season! Airy summer dresses and playful T-shirts are often combined with it and of course there is also the right lipstick. Beautiful fingernails and toenails add the final touch. These can be styled in numerous colors and designs and redesigned according to your mood. After showing you the latest nail design trends for summer 2020, we now want to focus on the pedicure. This is often somehow neglected in winter, but is all the more important in summer. Because even the most beautiful sandals cannot hide unkempt toenails. Therefore, at least in the warm season, treat yourself to professional foot care with a pedicure included, or care for and polish your toenails yourself. Below you will find some useful tips as well as many inspiring designs for your feet.
Creative nail design for summer
Nail polish for toenails
Probably the easiest way to give your toenails the color you want is to use conventional nail polish. You can create this yourself at any time and change it every few days. A toe spreader and a good glass file can help here. There are countless shades and textures of nail polishes that give you plenty of room for creativity and experimentation. It is always important to first apply a nourishing base coat before you use the actual nail polish. After drying, it is also advisable to use a top coat to seal the nail surface. This is of fundamental importance for the longevity of the varnish layer, especially for toenails in summer. Sun and sand, for example, put a strain on nail polish particularly quickly. In this case, the so-called top coats with a gel effect, which create an elegant Shellac look, are really great.
You can creatively combine different shades of nail polish
Even classic patterns such as polka dots can be painted perfectly with it
Is Shellac Better Than Nail Polish?
This question is often asked, especially in summer, when it comes to toenails. Because these are even more stressed at this time of the year. The trendy Shellac undoubtedly has some clear advantages over nail polish, but there are also disadvantages that should not be ignored. Since Shellac is a mixture of gel and nail polish, it looks much more massive and professional at first. There are no annoying drying times like with normal varnish, because Shellac is cured quickly with the help of a UV lamp. In this way, the surface is also much more robust and absolutely scratch-resistant. In addition, such a manicure or pedicure lasts much longer. Shellac can keep toenails looking beautiful for longer than three weeks.
Complex nail designs can be implemented with Shellac
While Shellac is a great alternative to nail polish, don’t overdo it either. Because especially when removing the polish, nails are exposed to much more acetone than usual. Nail beds and skin dry out extremely. You should therefore give your fingernails or toenails a break after each removal of a nail design with Shellac. Use high-quality nail oil or serum. These products are made to effectively care for stressed nails and skin.
Toenails with a gemstone look are also very popular this summer
Be kind to your nails and don’t overdo it with the Shellac. Ensure adequate hand and foot care not only in summer, but in every season and enjoy optimal aesthetics and pleasant feeling!
Draw plenty of inspiration from our picture gallery…
Colorful stripes are always a hit in summer
Combine different colors as you wish
White and gold are a timeless classic
Also the nail trend Broken Glass Nails is just perfect for your toenails
A wonderful idea for all cherry fans
Or do you prefer glitter?
Soft pastel colors are an eternal trend in nail design
These can also be combined with metallic accents and glitter
Classic summer motifs such as palm trees also never go out of style