9 Summer Nails Inspo For Your Next Manicure Appointment

Your nails say everything about you.

As we endure the scorching heat, we feel it’s the perfect time to plan that holiday you’ve longed for. Whether a road trip around Malaysia or a flight out of the country, this opportunity calls for some summer 2023 nails inspo to celebrate in style. With summer fashion raving about the comeback of maxi denim skirts, sheer tops and neutral tones, the nail department is looking up too.

In 2022, bold neon hues and barbiecore tones were in demand. However, this year, we’re going sophisticated with a touch of glamour. Of course, bold tones will always be a trending request, but why not opt for a softer look? Thanks to Hailey Bieber, the glorified trend of flaunting glazed nails were all the rage (it still is!). This time, we’re elevating the movement with a splash of colour.

From low-maintenance designs to quirky nail art ideas, here’s our take on the best summer 2023 nail inspos to follow this season.

Your guide to the most flawless Summer 2023 nails inspo to try:

Glazed Hues

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We can’t seem to get over Hailey Bieber’s glazed doughnut nails. If you’re still in love with the trend as much as we do, jazz it up with your favourite hues and elevate it with the glazed finishing touch.


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For an elegant twist to your baby pink obsession, try out the rose chrome nails for a change. This nail design will look dashing against your neutral and bright ensembles.

Whimsical Magic

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Specially dedicated to the quirky-loving babes, this mermaid-inspired nail is perfect for any tropical holiday. Plus, the soft rainbow tones and 2D water droplets bring a lovely pop of elegance when you’re busy sipping on cocktails by the beach.

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Lavender Haze

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Didn’t you hear? Digital Lavender is the colour of the year, and we’re all about soft purple tones right now. You can go the classic route or take it up the notch by adding chrome powder to elevate the colour.

Pastel Galore

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You can never go wrong with candy nails, and there’s no better way to embrace the holidays than with pastels. This skittle-inspired nail is fun yet refreshing, especially if you’re considering introducing colours to your life.

Dusty Mint

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Elevate your go-to French manicure with a dusty mint hue. This gorgeous pastel hue brings a touch of oomph to your nails without overdoing it. Plus, it’ll look simply chic when you’re photographed holding a cuppa on your holidays.

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In Bloom

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Ideal for warmer days, jazz up your nails with this stunning floral nail art idea. You can even play around with the design and transform it by adding tiny little blooms instead of focusing on one flower on each nail.

Classic Red

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For something sultry yet simple, opt for the classic red. You can never go wrong with this shade and trust us, it’ll look gorgeous when paired with your rose gold accessories.

Confetti Fiesta

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Apart from catching up on sleep, your trip isn’t complete without a soiree. Glam up and go to town with these adorable ombre-inspired nails in confetti galore. Pick a colour of your choice and ask for these confetti design, you won’t be disappointed.



Image credit to: Instagram/@themaniclub & @sansungnails

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.