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15 Short Nail Ideas for Flawless Summer Nails

Since acrylic nails and sand straight-up don’t get along, complete your summer look with a chic and short manicure instead. These cute-meets-cool looks are perfect for gals that love pops of color (tie-dye nails? Yes, please!) and are on the lookout for a new nail trend to try. So before hitting the beach, pick your favorite, get polished to perfection, and then grab your brand new celebrity-inspired swimsuit to complete your flawless warm-weather style.


1. Clear + Silver Stripe: Topping our list of must-try summer manis is this minimalist-inspired look. A metallic stripe down the center of your nail will add just the right amount of sparkle to your fingertips.

3. Pink Foil Nails: The latest craze in manis and pedis? Foil! Creative gals can add a pop of metallic vibrance in complementary shades of pink and silver.

4. Pastel Pink + Cactus Accents: We have no words to describe the cuteness of the pastel pink base and super-cute cacti. By applying the design to your ring and pinky fingers, the look is subtle enough to fly at work too.

6. White + Gold Initial Accent: You can even get away with a longer set of nails as long, as you keep them perfectly shaped. A simple coat of white polish and a lonesome metallic nail decal exudes la classe — in other words, it’s a must-try.

7. Pink + Palm Trees: The playful palms on this pastel pink color make us feel fiesta-ready in seconds flat. Yes, please!

8. Pink + Red Stripes: OMFG here’s how to combine your two fave colors this summer. For this uber-beachy look, add a stripe in a standout color to embellish your thumb and ring finger.

9. Red + Gold Half Moon: Cool-girls love going OTT with half-moon styles. The red and gold combo adds enough sparkle to a classic color palette to get our hearts all aflutter.

10. Multicolor Foil Mani: We’re speechless too. For nails this perfect, opt for a nail foil, and go to town with a whimsical color palette.

11. White + Banana Leaves: Never underestimate the power of a tropical theme for the sunniest of summertime styles. A white base coat topped by all those shades of green is a must for your next island vacay.

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12. Abstract Pink, White, + Silver Mani: Express your inner artist and indulge your girly side with this abstract style in cute AF shades — because baby pink, white, and silver are always a good idea.

13. Nude + Floral Accent: It-girls can continue the nude nail trend this summer. Top it off with a floral design in your fave hue to make your accent nail pop.

14. Cherry Blossom Nail Art: This is — hands down — the most Insta-ready manicure of all time. So pick your backdrop and get to snapping with a fab cherry blossom-themed nail design.

15. Cactus Bloom Nail Art: Get to work designing whimsical cacti in sweet shades of pastel to adorn your lovely digits this summer. (Photo via Life Made EC)

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)