Seeing Stripes: Sunny Striped DIY Nails

By Brittni • posted on 07/08/2021

Seeing Stripes: Sunny Striped DIY Nails

It’s been over 90 degrees here for the last couple of days and as much as I want to stay inside in the air conditioning to keep from melting into a puddle, sometimes you just have to go out in the sun and embrace the heat. As insanely hot as it may be.

So, we spent some time outside and came up with anew  striped nail DIY, perfect for hot summer days. Click through for the step by step tutorial.

Striped Summer Nails DIY


  • clear base coat
  • 2 contrasting nail polish colors
  • small paint brush
  • clear top coat (this one is my fave)


Prep your nails with a clear base coat.

Next, paint each nail with a base color. We went yellow. I love these yellow nail polishes if you need suggestions… OPI Twin Mimmy // China Glaze Sunshine Pop // China Glaze Daisy Know My Name.

Once dry, apply a new nail polish color with a very small paint brush. We used pink. Here are some pink nail polishes I’m loving right now… Sally Hansen Pink Blink // L’Oreal Paris Pink Me Up // Essie Pink Glove Service.

Use the paint brush to create stripes in multiple directions on each nail. Repeat this process with each nail.

Once nail polish is dry, add a clear top coat. And you’re good to go.

Seeing Stripes: Sunny Striped DIY Nails

Seeing Stripes: Sunny Striped DIY Nails

Seeing Stripes: Sunny Striped DIY Nails

Nails and photography Rachel Brewer
Model Amelia Tatnall
Art direction Brittni Mehlhoff

What color combo would your want to try for this nail DIY?

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I really like this design! It’s so minimalist but still cool. Thanks for this tip.

have a nice day xx


So cute!!! I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the Rimmel Gel Nail Polish and I’m looking for some fun designs

Amy |


Glad you like it Krystal. 🙂


Absolutely love it!!!! So cute!!!!

Krystal Barton

Ha. Thanks Michelle.


They look so cool, and I love the shades!

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