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Want to know why summer is one of my favorite seasons?

Besides the warmer weather, swimming pools, beach days, and all that other good stuff, summer is my favorite season because….

COLOR: Summer is the one season that gives you an excuse to go crazy with color!

With summer just about official being here I thought I would share this simple colorful nail tutorial!

STEP 1: Start with a bright base

With any nail tutorial, first things first, always apply a base, it will make the color go on smoothly, followed by a layer or two of your favorite neon shade you own. I used a creamy bright orange from Revlon called Tangerine, perfect for this summer!

Wait about 10 minuets until it’s completly dry before moving on to the next step!

STEP 2: Add your stripes

You can add any type of stripes you want, I choose a simple thin stripe not quite in the middle of my nail, more to the outter right side of each nail! (The color I used for my stripe in Essie’s Mod Square) This is what you need a somewhat steady hand for, as long as you wipe most of the excess nail polish off the brush before applying to your nail you should be just fine!

If you just never have any luck with doing designs on nails, you can always take a piece of tape and cover the part of your nail you don’t want the stripe to be a paint the part uncovered by the tape!

Step 3: Add your top coat! 

I hope you enjoyed this nail tutorial, you can make this your own, but using any color, and then adding a stripe to each nail with another color!

Link your nail tutorail post in the comments below I would love to see them!

-Ashley

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Forget about the bag, the shoes, and lip gloss. At the moment, the most fashion forward accessory is your nails. This summer is all about the bright neons, pastels, and light neutrals are always in season! I went through my collection and pulled out a few of my favorite shades that fit into the 3 catagoreys I choose to focus on for this post about summer nail trends, because of course there are more nail trends than the 3 I am going over!

Left to Right: Revlon Liliac Pastel, Revlon Peach Petal, Sally Hason Lacey Lilac, China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le, Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Zoya Shay, Sinful Colors Social Ladder, Revlon Gray Suede, Rimmel Grey Matter, Confetti Moonstruck

Essie Mod Square, Revlon Mad about Mango, Revlon Tangerine, Sally Hanson Mellow Yellow, Sinful Colors Savage

Let me know what you what your favorite summer nail trend is for 2012? Also would you like me to make another post with 3 more nail trends for this summer? I will always be down a few nail tutorials soon, I’m thinking maybe once a week, I’m very excited I want to get a new camera to for better pictures! I’m also hoping to get a small work station set up so I have a place of my own to work on projects and blog posts!

-Ashley