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Summer in Accent Nails

If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I always need to have my nails painted. I am not kidding you when I say that I get anxious when my nails are chipped and ugly. It is my pet peeve to say the least.

Recently, I’ve really gotten into experimenting with the large collection of polish that I own. My new motto is, why use one color on all your nails when you can mix it up? Cue the entry of the accent nail.

A popular trend over the past year or so has been painting your ring fingers a different color or a unique design from the rest of your nails. I played around with this a bit in the past, but definitely not with the same commitment of lately. Patterns, moods, and holidays have all inspired my nail art.

I’m making it a new goal of mine to try and sport a new accent nail every week until the end of summer. The summer is the perfect time to have some fun with your nails so why not try this trend out today?

Check out some of my recent accent nails below. I’d love to hear what you think!

Week 1: Polka Dots

Polka Dots

I love the color of this Essie polish. I added navy and nude dots to my accent nail for a fun a girly look.

Week 2: Patriotic


I have to credit this awesome accent nail to Free People Burlington! I stumbled upon a nail art event the day before the fourth at their store and they created my idea for Fourth of July nails perfectly. Thanks FP girls!

Week 3: Leopard Print

Leopard Print

I decided to walk on the wild side with this accent nail. I created the leopard print effect by tracing dots of pink polish with a black sharpie. I am in love with the results!

I’ll keep you all posted on my accent nails throughout the summer. What are some of your ideas for accent nails?

Photos: Kristina Crowley/BeautyXpose