July Mani of the Month: A Dose of Vitamin C

What better time than now to embrace neons?

We’ve reached summer’s halfway point, which means peak heat, peak pool time and—in the realm of nails—peak neon, a trend that’s been holding true all through 2019. If you’re not ready to commit to brights by way of your wardrobe (say, with a highlighter yellow bikini), a mani-pedi is an ideal way to dip a toe (or toenail) into the trend. One of Instagram’s favourite nail artists, Mei Kawajiri dreamed up this ombré orange manicure to give us all a dose of vitamin C—the perfect complement to all that vitamin D. Time to soak up the rest of sunny season while it’s still here.

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To get the look at home, you won’t need much in the way of tools, but you will need a few key skills. (This step-by-step guide from CND offers two ways to master the ombré manicure sans nail artist.) Here are the essentials.