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15 Fruit-Inspired Nail Art Designs To Refresh Your Summer

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15 Fruit-Inspired Nail Art Designs To Refresh Your Summer

Scorching summer days are finally upon us and it’s the perfect time to step up your nail art game. This season, it’s all about the bright colours. What better way to refresh your summer than through a fruity nail art theme? This may sound difficult, but actually there are a few easy steps you can take to achieve perfectly fruity nails. Considering the outcome, this is definitely a challenge worth pursuing!

Here are 15 fruit inspired nail art designs to brighten up your summer days.

15. Take a look at this watermelon nail art.

These absolutely adorable-looking nails are actually very simple to recreate. What’s good about this watermelon design is that the lines and seeds don’t need to be perfect! It’s best to always start off with a clear base coat to protect your natural nails. Then, proceed with either a bright red or a deep pink, like you see in this image. Now it comes to what seems like the most challenging part—the lines. For this, it would be best if you use a brush smaller than the one that comes with the nail polish. But, if you do not have one lying around, then you can easily make a nail art striper yourself by using an old nail polish brush! Take a look at the video below explaining how to make a DIY nail art striper.


14. Polka dot pink lemonade nails!

When life gives you lemons, you make pink lemonade-inspired nail art, of course! This is another cute idea that can be easily recreated. Best to start off with a base coat to protect your natural nails. Once the base coat is dry, choose a shade of pink and apply a few coats of polish.

The lemon tips and white detailing will take some controlled strokes of the hand. Even if they aren’t the straightest, it doesn’t take away from the overall look of the nail. The dots can be made using a dotting tool, but you can also use bobby pins to achieve the same polka dot effect! Here’s a tutorial on how to create a DIY dotting tool.

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13. Take a look at these citrus burst nails!

These orange nails are all you need for a guaranteed day of fun in the sun! Just look at how vibrant they are. The neat thing to remember is that you don’t need art on every nail to make them pop. It’s enough to use solid or shimmery polishes from the same palette on the rest of the nails. This even emphasizes the nail art and splits the work in half.

If you’re anything like I am, then you know the struggle of keeping your hand straight in order to get that perfect stroke. With this neat trick, I don’t have to worry about whether or not all my nails are matching up, making this fruity nail art design ideal for beginners!

12. These nails are the cherry on top!

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Red is one of my favourite colours because it’s bold and daring. But it can also be a sweet fruity colour paired with a white base to make it pop even more! Here we see that neat trick applied again where the nail art is on only two fingers, while the rest have either shimmering pearl white or cherry red polish bases.

Adding embellishments is also a great addition to your nail art game. The easiest way to attach rhinestones or gems is to apply a thick layer of top coat once you’ve put down a few coats of colour. Handle the embellishment carefully with a pair of forceps and make sure you hold it in place until it dries. Once it does dry into place, cover the whole nail (including the embellishment) with one more layer of top coat.

For the cherry design, simply use a bobby pin if you don’t have a dotting tool. Another neat trick is to add small streaks of white on top of the cherries to make them seem more reflective!


11. These nails are the kiwi to my heart.

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This great kiwi-inspired nail art is easy peasy to recreate. All you need are three different polish colours you’re sure to have in your collection. Always start off with a base coat that protects your natural nails. Then proceed to layer two coats of a pastel green polish. If you have a green nail polish colour but it seems too dark, then it is always possible to lighten it up by mixing in a few drops of white polish—magic! Once you’ve completed that, the rest should be smooth sailing.

Centre the white polish and don’t be too worried if you mess up at this step since it can be easily covered with the black dots. Use a dotting tool or bobby pin to achieve various sizes of black dots and you’re done! Kiwi-tastic!

10. Take a look at these green apple nails!

These sweet little things are a challenge worth all the hard work! For the sliced apple nail tips, you should start off with a base coat to protect your natural coat, which also creates a great polish foundation to work on. This nail art is actually not as tricky as it looks; it just may take a longer time to achieve. The brush that comes with the polish should be used to shape the darker green outer part of the apple and the lighter green inner part of the apple. You may need to add a few coats to create the lighter green part in order to make it more visible against the darker green base.

For the wavy nail art effect on the last two nails, you need: scotch tape and a pair of zig zag scissors. Make sure you start off with a clear base coat and two layers of the light green nail polish. Then, carefully cut the scotch tape into strips using the zig zag scissors. Once the light green polish has completely dried, add these tape strips to the nail and paint over them with a darker green polish. Once dry, carefully peel off the tape strips and cover the nail with a clear top coat. There you have it! Apple-inspired nails for some fun in the sun.

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9. Fantastic dragon fruit nails!

This is one of those fruits that look cool on the outside, but even cooler on the inside! It doesn’t take much for you to accomplish these fresh-looking nails. All you need is a deep pink, white, and black polish. You can easily make the grey dots by mixing a small amount of black and white nail polish. Like always, start off with a clear base coat to protect your natural nails!

Then, cover the entire nail with the deep pink polish. Next, do your best to cover most of the centre nail with white polish. Be sure to do two or three coats of the white so that the deep pink doesn’t show through. The dots can be made using a dotting tool or bobby pin. Finish this look by adding a clear layer of top coat to have those dragon fruit nails last longer!

8. Take a look at these juicy pineapple nails.

This pineapple colour pairing is a match made in nail art heaven. The dusty pink creates a perfect colour base for the pineapple bright yellow. This style of nail art is called the half moon manicure and has become very popular over the past couple of years. The technique to make them is actually quite simple. All you need are some ring reinforcement stickers that are inexpensive and can be purchased at your nearest office supply store. Once you’ve applied your protective base coat and a few layers of bright yellow polish, wait until they dry completely.

Then, take the ring reinforcement stickers and place one at the base of each nail. Leaving out the bright yellow polish, cover the rest of the nail in a few coats of dusty pink. Once dry, carefully peel off the stickers. A nail art striper can be used to add on the final details, like the green leaves and pineapple outline. Watch the tutorial below to see how to use ring reinforcement stickers to create a half moon manicure.

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7. Look at these juicy strawberry nails!

Isn’t this strawberry-inspired nail art the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? The light pink polish makes the detailing stand out, but you can also stick to a bright red polish and substitute the brown seeds for yellow or white. Be sure to start off with a clear base coat to protect your natural nails. For the strawberry art, paint the nails with a light pink polish, making sure that you leave a small space at the base of the nail in order to create the outline. For the details, you should use a nail art striper. Don’t worry if the lines aren’t perfectly straight, just try your best! Finish with a glossy top coat to help against chipping.

6. Peachy-keen nail art design!

These absolutely gorgeous peach-inspired nails will get you ready for the hot summer days ahead. They are surprisingly not as difficult to recreate as they seem. Using a simple ombré technique, you can achieve the subtle coral and orange shading to give your peach nails definition. You need a disposable makeup blending sponge that can be purchased at your local drug store.

For the ombré effect, you need a pastel orange and coral-coloured nail polish. Start off by applying scotch tape around your nail to prevent getting nail polish on your skin. Then, apply a clear base coat to protect your natural nails, following up with two coats of pastel orange polish. Apply a few strokes of coral coloured polish on the tip of your makeup blending sponge and gently apply it to a few parts of the nail to give shape to your peaches. Using a nail art striper, add a few of the final details to make your fruity nails pop!

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5. Look at this creative pomegranate nail art design.

It’s all about the layering in this pomegranate-inspired nail art design. As always, start off with a clear base coat to protect your natural nails. Using a dotting tool or bobby pin, create white dots over the base coat. You can also use a sewing pin with a round head stuck in the eraser end of a pencil to create a dotting tool (refer to the GIF below to see how this can be done). Then add a thin layer of magenta polish. Repeat these steps with three layers. Lastly, add the white detailing using a nail art striper. Don’t worry if your lines aren’t perfectly straight—it won’t take away from the overall effect of the art!

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4. Going bananas over this nail art design!

This nail art design is so fantastic and fun! Blue and yellow are great colour matches to help your small detailed designs stand out. For the banana shape, it’s easiest to control your strokes using an orange wood stick. This way, you can also easily add the brown detailing using the pointed side of the tip. To make your blues and yellows more vibrant, make sure to add a coat of white polish on top of your clear primary base before applying your final coat. This neat trick using a white polish underneath your coloured nail polish helps make any colour appear brighter!

3. Chocolate-covered strawberry nail art design to satisfy your sweet tooth.

OK, now these definitely win the award for most creative and delicious-looking nails I’ve ever seen! They’re just as fun to make as they look. As always, start off with a clear base coat and a few coats of a strawberry red polish. Once those coats dry, pick a brown, pastel yellow, or pink polish to cover up to half the nail (adjust to how long your nails are). Use an orange wood stick to create the “chocolate drizzle” by applying nail polish that is semi-dry. This allows you to create the right texture in order to recreate the detailing. Watch the video below on how to achieve this “stringy” effect.

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2. Look at this grape nail art design!

I adore this grape-inspired nail art design. Polka dots make everything cuter! The colour palette used in this design is perfectly applied. There’s no doubt that nail art often becomes messy… a good tip is to apply non-toxic glue around your nail and peel it off once you’re done, leaving your nail flawless.

To start off with this design, apply a clear base coat to protect your nails. Make sure that you create your grape nail art on a white polish background, as this will really help it stand out. Next, create the grapes using a dotting tool or the tip of a ballpoint pen that’s not in use anymore. The vine detailing can be achieved using a nail art striper or orange wood stick. Those are the simple steps to achieving this fruity summer creation!

1. Take a look at these sweet raspberry nails!

Rasberries are my favourite fruit! I was over the moon when I came across this nail art design. I’m not the best artist, but I was quite proud of how my nails turned out once I tried to recreate this idea. You should start off with a clear base coat that will protect your natural nails and then add a few layers of a lighter peach colour polish to help bring your raspberry to life. This can also be achieved by mixing in some white polish streaks to add the appearance of a juicy berry. Be sure to use a dotting tool to achieve this and don’t forget to add a glossy top coat to your nails once they’re done!