For many of us, our Instagram feeds are a treasure trove of inspiration (just take a look at the Female team’s favourite travel Instagram accounts for an instant dose of wanderlust). And while we experience hot weather throughout the year, it’s hard not to recognise the call of summer around us, with countless uploads of beach-side selfies and scenic Bali getaways permeating our feeds. In response, we thought it only apt that we shortlist some of the cutest – and coolest – summer-themed manicures off Instagram, and from some of Singapore’s top nail salons like Manicurious, Kiyone + Lim and The Nail Artelier.

#1: Florals

From delicate, handpainted blooms to ones with a more painterly effect, these girly nail art designs are great for pairing with midi skirts and floral print bags for added feminine appeal.


#2: Beach-inspired

Nothing says summer quite like a lazy day out at the beach, or at one of these upcoming music festivals around the world (who can pass up the chance to party with Rihanna and Justin Bieber?). Don’t just gear up for the sun, sand and sea with a cute bikini or two; put some pizzazz on your digits with these cheery, colourful designs.


#3: Abstract

In a mix of textures and prints, these designs are a lot more subtle and sophisticated, and add a pop of colour to monochrome outfits.


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