I think I have found my go-to summer nails now. Popsicles! These are easy, can be done with as many or as few colors as you want, and fit to any summer occasion.
What You'll Need
Scotch Tape or Painter's Tape
1-5 Colors of Nail Polish
Camel Brown Color of Nail Polish for Popsicle Sticks (Julep's Otte is perfect)
First you will need to carefully paint a small line with the camel brown nail polish about 1/3 of the way up the middle of your nail. Go too far? Wipe with a bit of paper towel or a finger - any nail polish on your skin ends up washing off quickly anyway. Allow to dry for at least an hour.
Tape in a straight line over the popsicle stick part. Take your colors of nail polish (I used 4th of July colors here!) and paint a line down the center of your nail, thicker than the Popsicle stick but not the full width of your nail. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, then peel the tape off.
Voila! A simple nail art that does't require any art with a toothpick or anything!