Pastel Nails 2024: Patterns and Inspiration for Spring and Summer

Pastels are set to dominate this year, especially in the spring and summer! An intriguing pastel manicure, while looking stunning, is easy to create. You can do it yourself in the comfort of your home. Discover inspirations for simple patterns for beginners and handy tips to help you create the most fashionable looks this season!

Pastel Styles – Perfect Nails for Spring and Summer

Pastels, or lightened colours, are the best choice for spring manicures because they are incredibly light, refreshing, energising, and rejuvenating for your hands. They allow you to express yourself and highlight a unique look. With a wide range of styles and colours, you'll easily find something to suit your taste, even if you usually prefer darker nails. Try the hot trend of pastel nails!

Fashionable Pastel Manicure for Summer – Tips and Tricks

The old saying goes: “Work smart, not hard.” This is great advice to keep in mind during creative tasks, like creating nail designs. Make your life easier and save time and energy by using tried and true methods. Discover our tips and practical tools, and no manicure will be too challenging for you!

Detailing Brush

If you dream of a beautiful manicure with intricate patterns, invest in professional brushes. Let the Semilac Multitool 2in1, a convenient, multifunctional tool with a fine brush on one end and a dotting tool on the other, be your ally in creating precise decorations and very fine elements. For larger elements, use the Wide Brush for detailing – perfect for bigger details, blending, and shading.

Thick Colour UV Gel Polish

When creating designs with coloured UV gel polish, choose thicker products, as they are easier to work with for detailed patterns. A thicker polish won’t flow as quickly, allowing you time to build and set your design.

Thick UV Builder Gel

To create the currently trendy 3D designs, use a thick UV builder gel like Semilac Builder Gel Clear. If you enjoy experimenting, add a small amount of UV gel polish to it. This creates a semi-transparent mixture that looks fantastic and allows for unique designs.

Special Gel for Lines

Love geometric designs, simple, and thin lines? Try Spider Gum! This amazing gel makes it easy to create the most precise lines with minimal effort. Available in five neon colours, it perfectly complements a delicate pastel base.

Cleaner

A cleaner, or nail degreaser, is essential for any manicure. For precise designs, clean the sticky layer after curing the colour to ensure your designs stay in place and don’t spread.

Trendy Pastel Nails 2024 – Simple Patterns and Inspirations

Explore our suggestions for pastel styles and simple patterns you can easily do at home.

Express Art – The Most Exciting Neon Pattern for Summer

The base for this minimalist, refreshing manicure is the One Step Hybrid 3-in-1 Coconut Cream. Only one layer is needed to provide adhesion and a beautiful, natural colour. After curing the UV gel polish, draw delicate lines with Spider Gum gel, cure under a lamp, and add white dots using the dotting tool end of the Semilac Multitool 2in1. To finish, apply a top coat. Experiment with different colour variations; this quick design looks spectacular!

Subtle Accents – Trendiest Nails for Spring 2024

To create standout designs, try the new pastel neon collection. These exceptional UG  gel polishes include:

  • Apricot Crush: The hit of the season and Colour of the Year 2024. This energetic pastel apricot will lift your mood and provide a sense of calm.
  • Neon Pink Punch: This juicy, neon pink will enchant you and be unforgettable.
  • Dark Jeans: A highly pigmented, velvety, and sophisticated shade, perfect for making a statement.
  • Summer Sky: A pale blue reminiscent of a clear, cloudless sky.
  • Luminous Lemon: An electrifying lime shade that brightens your mood and energises.

Additionally, the stylization includes the snow-white UV gel polish Strong White and the multifunctional Extend 5-in-1 Base in Pale Nude. Like the previous design, you don’t need to apply a separate base and colour, as the Extend 5-in-1 base saves time. Hand-painted designs may require some practice, but don’t worry! The UV gel polishes in this collection have the ideal consistency for easy line drawing. Use the Perfect Line brush with thin, long bristles to make the process even easier.

Iconic Ombre in a Modern Twist – Pastels and Glitter

Another trend for spring nails is ombre, which can be delicate and best in light colours this season. Despite its impressive look, creating a gradient is simple and quick to do at home. You’ll need a bit of time, your chosen UV gel polish colours, and some tools like blending sponges or an ombre brush with specially shaped bristles to make application easier. Try natural ombre nails in pastel colours for a real hit!

Ombre has long been popular for its stunning look. Spring pastels are perfect for subtle shading. For a fresh twist, use the fantastic Semilac Crushed Ice collection! These semi-transparent, pastel UV gel polishes with various-sized glitters mimic melting snowflakes:

Use Delicate French, a milky pink gel polish, as the base. For a flawless manicure, prep your cuticles and nail plate first. Apply the UV gel base coat and cure it under the UV lamp. This step is crucial as the base smooths the nail plate, strengthens it, and prevents discolouration from coloured polishes.

Next, apply your chosen pastel colour, cure it, and start your design. Apply Ice Crushed glitter UV gel polish to the nail tips (about ¼ of the nail). Before curing, gently drag the polish towards the cuticles. Start with a very light touch, holding the brush almost vertically, and gradually lay the brush flatter as you apply more pressure. Avoid applying too thick a layer of glitter polish at the tip to prevent an uneven look.

For this style, an ombre brush is indispensable, its bristles cut to help blend and merge colours. Once satisfied with your design, cure it under the UV lamp and finish with a top coat.

Nails in various colours are incredibly trendy for summer, so keep experimenting. Discover the most fashionable colours and designs for this year, let your creativity flow, and be bold and imaginative!

Conclusion

You now know how to create simple pastel designs on your nails. Spring and summer are perfect for experimenting, so embrace UV gel polish, have fun, and find which pastel look suits you best and which popular patterns and colours speak to you!

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