14/08/2014 12:33 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Palm Tree Nails To Put You In The Holiday Mood (Even If You're In The Office)

If you're on holiday or you're just about to jet off somewhere exotic, lucky you. If you're stuck in the office for the whole of August, here's something that might make you feel like you're sipping on a cocktail somewhere exotic (and hurrah! Summer isn't over - there's still a bank holiday to come!)


So - whether you're in the "beach bum" or "stuck in stuffy office" camp, this palm tree nail art design is the perfect way to celebrate summer before autumn arrives. The best part? It's easy and quick to do.

Here's how the nail art experts at Maxfactor created the look:

1. Start by applying two coats of nail polish over the whole nail (Maxfactor's Mellow Yellow was used here).
2. Next, before the final coat is completely dry, apply an orange shade to the bottom third of your nail, smudging slightly into the yellow with a small nail sponge to create an ombre effect (Maxfactor's nail artist used Glossfinity Nail Polish in Flushed Rose).
3. To create the palm tree design, apply a black nail colour using a small nail brush to paint on the silhouette outline
4. Finish off with a slick of top coat.

Need more summer nail colours? Here's our pick of the best below: