If you’re itching for a fresh mani but don’t know what to get, 2023’s biggest nail art trend – dew drop nails – got your back.
The cool and celeb-approved summer nail trend, which has garnered over 300 million views on TikTok, involves adding what looks like dew drops (or water droplets) to your already manicured nails for an effect that brings to mind morning dew, raindrops on your window, or splashy summer pool parties.
And while a trip to your manicurist will give you the perfect water droplet nail effect, you can try applying dew drops at home using hardened gel, clear nail polish, rhinestone gems, or ready-made stick-on dew drop nails. It’ll take you hours, but the resulting multidimensional 3D nail art accent will be worth it.
Ready to try this nail trend and dazzle in the sun as you stylishly put on your summer sunglasses? Below are 12 of our favorite (and so hella sexy) dew drop nail looks for summer.
Barbie Pink Dew Drop Nails
This Barbiecore-inspired nail screams elegance, glamor, and summer cuteness. The French pink tip perfectly melds with the dew drop nails for the ultimate all-summer long mani.
Clear Dew Drops
Install clear glassy press-on nails and then create silvery dew drops for a cool, minimalistic mani. If this doesn’t give you that “raindrops on my window” effect, we don’t know what will.
Matte Blue Dew Drop Nails
We’ve now entered summer nail art territory – a design that resembles clear blue ocean waters. And don’t you love how simple and classy these are? Plus, they go with everything!
Pastel “Water Droplet” Nails
If you’re looking to rock dew drop nails that remind of pool party vibes, go for a pretty pastel-gradient sprinkled with some water droplets.
Ombre Dew Drops
This lavender ombre manicure is givin’ summer vacations in Italy or at the Stellenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
Silver Dew Drop Nails
For an extra jaw-dropping mani, lay down a chrome or metallic base, then place some water droplets on top. It’ll add some sparkle to your manicure while also magnifying the butterfly art underneath.
Space Galaxy/Cosmic Dew Drop Nails
Have you ever wanted to give your nails a Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek kind of feel? Now’s the time.
These space galaxy alia cosmic dew drop nails give that dramatic, aligned with my sign, and are perfect for anyone looking to do something different and bold this summer.
Nude Pearly Dew Drops
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These nude blobcore nails scream quiet luxury and are perfect for the minimalist babe. And aren’t the pearliest wedding-ready nails ever?
Mermaidcore Dew Drop Nails
To rock a mini that evokes the mermaidcore trend, try these cool bluish-pink dew drops nails.
You could get these pre-made, have your manicurist install them, or DIY them by starting with a multicolor base dusted in light blue and pink chrome powder and then topping them off with clear builder gel and dew drop swirls.
Metallic X Crystallized Ombre Dew Drop Nails
Is it just us, or do these nails give Cardi B, came through drippin’ (drip-drip) vibes? ?
Colorful Jellies X Dew Drops
Colorful jelly and dew drop nails in one go? Yes, please!
Paint Drip X Dew Drop Pink Nails
Another pink option, or is it fuchsia? Either way, it’s a cute, eclectic summery look that’s positively stunning and sophisticated.