There are many exciting new nail art trends this summer, read on for our favourites so you can stay up to date!


Jelly nails: this new 90s inspired trend has been floating all over social media after Kylie Jenner posted about them. You could pick one vibrant colour like Kylie or be bold and choose different colours for each nail like many nail artists on Instagram. This look can be created with transparent neon fake nails or translucent bright polish on top of a clear gel.

Recommended products: Sensationail Gel Polish Clear, Essie 13 Mademoiselle Sheer Pink Nail Polish and OPI Sheer Tints Color-Tinted Top Coat in Be Magentale With Me.


Metallic nails: this classic shimmery nail polish trend has been all over social media and the red carpet lately. In this May’s Met Gala Heavenly Bodies, many actresses and singers were sporting this trend, their immaculate nails perfectly matching their outfits. Blake Lively had metallic burgundy nails while Nicki Minaj had more adventurous black and red metallic nails. Kylie Jenner also posted a Snap of her glamorous brown metallic nails.

Recommended products: Barry M’s Molten Metal Varnish in Antique Gold and butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Goss


Hand-pressed flower nails: this beautiful summer trend has been popping up all over social media and is created using tiny flowers, a gel base and a top coat.

Recommended products: Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat and Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish Top Coat


Negative Space: this minimalist trend is making a comeback this summer. Small patterns, shapes or patches of colour are painted onto a bare base polish, making this trend glamorous but practical.

Recommended products: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat and Essence Watercolour Nail Stickers




Orange nails: according to the CND style director, bright neon colours are back in style this summer. Orange, in particular, is a vibrant, summery colour that will make your nails pop.

Recommended products: OPI Summer Lovin Having a Blast Nail Polish and Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Satsuma


Coffin Style nails: this morbidly named nail trend refers to long nails with a straight tip, the shape of which resembles a coffin. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Blac Chyna and Rihanna have recently posted photos of themselves wearing this unique look. Use a nail file to square off your nail tips and paint with any nail polish of your liking.

Recommended products: Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File and Nails Inc Three Way Nail File