Summer is officially here and even the weather in the UK is reflecting that at the moment.

While spring was a bit hit and miss when it came to weather, it was hard to reach for the pastel-hued nail polishes. However now the sun is out it means its time to put away those dark-hued polishes and reach for something a bit more fun!

I recently got my nails painted a beautiful pastel blue at my local nail salon to get myself in the summer spirit! While I absolutely love the shade I had to opt for regular polish over shellac. Which means being the clumsy thing that I am I had managed to mark my mani within a few days.

Not wanting to give up my baby blue talons I decided to give my polish an update with this super cute cloud look.

Here’s how to get the look yourself:

All you need to create this look for yourself is blue nail polish, a white nail art pen & a top coat (optional). If you don’t have a nail art pen you can use a cocktail stick/bobby pin & some regular white nail polish instead.

  1. Ok, so as always it’s best to start off with a clean base. Give yourself a mini mani and neaten up any edges on those nails! (If you’ve already painted your nails blue skip to step 3)
  2. Next up paint your base your desired shade of blue. I went for Essie’s Borrowed & Blue shade.
  3. Take your nail pen and start painting dots in a rough cloud shape. You don’t want to squeeze the pen too hard or else you’ll end up with a 3D shape that will take forever to dry.
  4. Now fill in any gaps. If you use a light hand, you should be able to use the polish from the dots you already created.
  5. Once you are happy with your cloud shape repeat in various different positions across your nail. I would suggest sticking to around 3/4 clouds per nail max unless you have some seriously long nails.
  6. Let your clouds dry and finish off with a clear top coat to give it some staying power!

Why not go all out by adding a little bird or kite to one of your nails? The sky is the limit!

Want to read more? Check out this cool graffiti nail art look…

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