31 Nail Art Designs For Your Beach Vacation
My boyfriend and I have been doing so much planning for our spring break trip to Florida that I even went down to the important details and looked for nail art designs for your beach vacation, if you’re already planning on going. It is never too early to pick the style of nail or what nail color you want for an occasion. Don’t forget about your toenails either. I’ve gathered many tutorials, but you don’t have to DIY. You can just bring designs and maybe special materials to your local nail professionals for acrylic manicures or gel pedicures.
I love going with a theme for my summer vacations. If I’m going to a beach I like to keep the colour simple like teal or blue, but add some cool designs like palm trees or waves. If I ever go on a cruise for a trip, I think I’ll keep it easy and do a nautical, starfish look. If you’re planning on scuba diving or something like that in the beach, maybe try sea turtles or a mini coral reef. Whatever you decide to do will be awesome for your destination. If you need to make any of the nailart easier, just pick one focus item to put on your ring finger or big toe. The rest can be a shades of your favorite or matching color like pink, maybe even black white. If you just aren’t feeling nail art (or can’t do nail art) just throw on some nail glitter or random polka dots. Nails are supposed to fun and easy.
1. Beach Waves Nail Art
I thought these nails would have to be done by a professional nail artist but it was actually made into a very useful tutorial. I’ve never seen nails like this before until my search, but waves on nails should be a thing. You can make the wave texture with simple things you already have at home like hairspray and nail polish remover.
2. Nails Tutorial – Ocean
If you want your theme to be ocean because you’re going to the beach or sea, this is probably the easiest tutorial you can get to look like the ocean. It just uses different shades of blue and teal in horizontal stripes and gold glitter for sand. It’s easy because the lines really don’t have to be perfect for the end design to be awesome. It’s would be such a cute “something blue” for summer beach brides or any wedding guests!
3. Awesome Pink Summer Vacation Design – Pedicures
This hot squared oval shape nail art will be awesome with city vacations like New York. It’s so edgy and bad a**. You may look like a tourist, but all the natives will be asking and talking about your nails. It’s not hard to do either! Just put tape down in the triangle shape and do the base and lines.
4. Sea Turtles Summertime Nails
This is such a cute pink and green nautical nail design for girls. The girls, or you, will love the cute little sea turtles and the big one on the ring finger. I the anchor is also a great touch, especially if you’re going for that sailing-cruise-adventure theme.
5. Nautical Anchor Ring Finger
I was wondering how they made the whale so perfect in this tutorial and read that it was just a nail decal! I always forget they exist but they are so helpful with detailed designs or even if I’m feeling lazy. You can find other decals for the summer vacation you’re going to if you want simple nailart.
6. Coral Starfish and Octopus Summer Nail Art : Must Try
The octopus design looked a little too complicated for when I first saw it, and I know I’m not the only one. These nail art tutorials are so good because they make even the hardest looks so easy to replicate at home. I love the cute starfish additions too so the rest of your nails aren’t bland for your Caribbean vacation.
7. Ombre Palm Tree with Vacation Nail Colors
First off, these colors are so hot and bright for ultimate summer vacail nail colors. It really did remind me of this sunset I saw while on vacation to California. It happened right between two palm trees. I’ll need to do this for my next Cali trip. Just do the ombre nail hack with a makeup sponge that was all over Pinterest a while ago and draw the palm tree silhouette the best you can on your ring finger. It’s only on 1 finger, don’t stress.
8. Tropical Ocean Manicures with China Glaze
This is such a cute fish-inspired nail design. The pattern is never-ending, but you’ll never know where it came from. It’s a really easy manicure to do on your own because the lines don’t have to be perfect, just like waves in the ocean. To make it easier and cheaper, you can purchase acrylic nails and use your dominate hand to paint them so you don’t have to deal with that nail polish struggle.
9. Nail Designs for Caribbean Vacation : Blue Nautical
Red and blue should have a nautical wedding because that’s when they work best. If you’re taking a cruise ship to your Caribbean Vacation with your girls, match them with this older look compared to the one with sea turtles. Your kids won’t be jealous since you don’t have cute little animals, and you won’t feel like a child.
10. Step by Step Nailart : Florida Beach Sunset with Palm Trees
Here is an alternative to the palm tree silhouette on your ring finger. If you’re pretty good at nailart, put the outline on every finger! Show off your talent. You can also use this colour scheme if it’s the nail colors you have. Maybe add a light layer of glitter to look like stars are appearing in your darkest shades.
11. Ring Finger Nautical Theme Tutorial : Pictures Steps
If you like the red, white, and blue nautical nails before, here is a full tutorial on how to do a simpler version. Even if you aren’t going on a Caribbean vacation this year, you can use these nails for your Fourth of July festivities while you take a break from wedding season.
12. Sandy Beach Toe Print Manicures
13. Purple Tropical Nail Art
14. Floral Sun Flower Theme Nail Designs – Summer Wedding
15. Glitter Waves Vacation Nails
16. Summer Toenails
17. Awesome Water Marble Nails for Florida
18. Teal Spring Break Nailart – China Glaze
19. Sailboat Manicures for Tropical Vacations
20. Easy Nail Tutorial – Best Nail Color for Beach Vacation
21. Waves Black And Teal Art – Try on Big Toe and Ring Finger
This is a cute and interesting blue nail art design. If you used white instead of black, you could make it look a little like waves, but the black is a deeper look. It uses the same trick as the first actual waves look, but adds the life hack of putting vaseline or petroleum jelly around your nails to prevent stickage. Add a starfish or bird shadow to make it more beach vacation nails.
22. Spring Break Vacation Nail Art Pictures
23. Summer Manicures : Black White Blue Beach Ball
24. Awesome Black White Nail Tutorial for a Spring Break Wedding
25. Gold Glitter Seashell Ring Finger Rhinestone
26. Beach Vacation Toenails Step by Step : Coral Reef and Starfish
27. Beach Nail Designs – Glitter Ombre Chevron
28. Relaxing Summer Theme Pedicures Tutorials
29. Ocean Waves and Sand Nail Art Design
30. Nautical Nails – Best Nail Color for Caribbean Beach Vacation
31. Metallic Glitter Nail Hack
This sharpie nail art hack is great if you suck at complicated nail art like me! After knowing I can just use a Sharpie to draw on my nails, I’m about to put palm trees on every nail. Maybe even multiple trees on a single nail now. A gold Sharpie, or any metallic one, would really accent the nail art on your fingers or toenails.
Beach vacation nails get me so excited to enjoy the time I have to do manicures and nailart during the summer. I cannot wait for the tropical waves and coral reefs to hit my toe and to take Instagram photos of my toenails and ocean. I’ll be sure to post my nail designs for my friends and tell them about the pin on Pinterest they can find the nail art at, which you can share below!