The Best of Summer Nail Art! For this week's Friday Favorites, we're rounding up nail art ideas you need to try before summer ends!

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Don’t put away your neon and pastel polishes yet! There’s still a month or so of sunny weather left for bright, summery nail art. Before you break out your Wicked and cool-toned grays, check out this roundup of creative summer looks and get inspired.


Obsessed with this look by @karengnails. Use a striper to get the perfect symmetrical line. You can rock this look any season, just swap the colors for something more fall or winter appropriate! 


How cute is this beach ball-inspired look by @chelseaqueen?! Grab a fun assortment of pastel shades and a stark white polish to recreate the design.


A bright neon color can make just as much of a statement as intricate nail art. @lacqueredbits used Essie’s Vibrant Vibes from the Neon collection for this look.


This nail art by @eco_luxury using floral nail wraps is so pretty. Using the floral as an accent nail, instead of on all ten, keeps the look refined and sophisticated.


Another pretty nail wrap look, using @thumbsupnails’ Lisboa design. So gorgeus. It’s inspired by those famously detailed Portuguese ceramic tiles. You can buy them here


Negative space manicures are as cool as ever. Love how you can get a cool design with essentially one polish and one clear coat. This Starbucks-inspired look by @chroma_nails is gorgeous, and easy to do on your own.


Believe it or not, the unbelievably talented @followthatway painted this look herself. Check out that detail! Practice makes perfect – take a nail striper and dotter to try to get the look at home.


This waterfall or Jackson Pollock-inspired look by @thenailtrail is so pretty. Grab a nail striper or a tiny brush, and draw stripes in similar colors on your nails. Add some glitter on top for extra sparkle.


This look by @banicured_ is just too cute. The mermaid-bikini is adorable for summer, but the scalloped design can actually work year-round!


@lucinhabarteli_’s design here is elegant and pretty easy to recreate on your own. Just take a nail striper, dip it in metallic polish and get creative!


This trendy look is great because it looks gorgeous from all angles. It’s often seen with black on the nail and red underneath, but this summery interpretation by @julepmaven is just as pretty. 


@chalkboardnails’ blue-and-gold-glitter design is so easy to emulate – you just need a glittery polish for the accent nail! Keep the idea in mind for New Year’s Eve too.


Using a different color for the tip of a French manicure, like @kaitlinferland did here, is so simple yet refreshing. That bright pop of blue takes this look from a classic to one-of-a-kind!


That little swipe of gold on @stephstonenails’ design would be pretty enough on its own, but those adorable strawberries take it to the next level!


@pamelapomelo used Essie’s Silk Watercolor collection for this abstract look. Love how every nail is slightly different, but the entire look comes together seamlessly. Beautiful.

What do you think of these summer nail ideas? Are you going to try any of them out? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR!

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