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Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

It’s time to hit the beach! And nails are the chicest way to accessorize your swimsuit this summer. When it’s too hot to put on anything but sunscreen, leave jewelry behind and get creative with colorful nail art to match your favorite swimsuit.

Check out the 3 most popular Japanese nail art designs: Natural Clear Base, Tarashikomi Water Paint Design, Business French Manicure —> HERE!

MARS the Salon shares nail looks that coordinate with popular swimsuit prints including polka dots, plaid, color-blocking and leopard print. Whether sporting a bikini or one-piece, salon owner Hiroko Fujikawa shares her favorite nail art to pair perfectly with your beach attire.

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing SuitsNail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

You asked for it! We went to our loyal Facebook followers and asked which swimsuit design you wanted Hiroko to recreate on nails! You chose the Trina Turk ‘60s-inspired one-piece with its funky colors and summery flower design. Read on to find out how to get the look at home!

Step 1. File nails into desired shape and apply  base coat.

Step 2. Apply 2 coats of white polish to all nails.

Step 3. Using a precision nail art brush, create floral and swirl designs using an array of polish colors (blue, purple, yellow, orange, green etc.). Create these designs across the entire nail of thumb, middle and pinky fingers; across the top of ring finger and across the bottom of index finger.

Step 4. Using your precision nail art brush again, outline the rim of the floral designs with black polish.

Step 5. Apply a top coat to seal and add shine!

Leopard

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing SuitsNail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

Add a solid nail color to your digits to allow the leopard print to really stand out!

What’s the most popular nail polish color this summer? YELLOW! Find out which are the 9 Best Yellow Nail Lacquers —> HERE!

Blue Color-Blocking

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing SuitsNail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

Stick with a monochromatic color palette to get this geometric nail art look! Outline shapes in black to make it really pop!

This Fall 2013, it’s all about matte nails with pops of unexpected PUNK color. Check it out —> HERE!

Plaid

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing SuitsNail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

A plaid design gets a new look with the tips of nails painted in a contrasting color!

Check out the sugar and feather/fabric-like nail finish polishes from Sally Hansen —> HERE!

Polka Dot

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing SuitsNail Polish Trends Summer 2013, 2014: 5 Best Nail Art Designs Inspired By Swimsuits: Polka Dots, Plaid, Leopard, Color-Blocking Bathing Suits

Add pink and blue diamonds (how about some silver-rounded studs) to add sparkle to your black and white nail look!

Concrete nails are all the rage this summer! Check out some swatches and see how the concrete texture looks —> HERE!

Visit MARS the Salon to learn about their services and nail art designs at www.mars-salon.com.

Which of these nail art designs are your favorite? What bathing suit design have you been sporting this summer?

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