Jelly nail art has been all the rage this summer—decorating our fingers with a finish that’s part stained glass window, part squishy-sandal throwback. There’s a nostalgic appeal to them we can’t get enough of, but the latest idea to arrive on our feeds might be even better. Enter fruit nails, which (like jelly nails) are a glossy, fun, and eye-catching.
There’s no single template for testing the trend, but we’re particularly enamored of New York nail artist Mei Kawajiri‘s take. Kawajiri recently shared the manicure she gave Gigi Hadid, involving a sheer base decorated with ultra-delicate kiwis, watermelons, and strawberries. “Summer vacation Nails no.2 is Fruits,” she declared in the image caption. Consider it the perfect way to celebrate the warmest days of the year.
Already other nail artists have shown off all the ways you can mix and match the style on social media. You can do it Kawajiri’s way—with a natural base and dainty accents—or you can go for punchier neon colors that incorporate larger fruits and patterns. The possibilities are actually endless, and there’s so much inspiration out there. Kawajiri even went on Instagram to show off tomato nails she did by painting teeny tiny tomato vines on a customer’s hand. Scroll through for a whole season’s worth of inspiration:
If you’re too busy to pop into the salon for a fresh serving of fruit nail art, you can still give yourself a DIY manicure at home with Olive & June’s fruit nail stickers. They have an adorable fruit salad mani kit that includes polish, top coat, and a set of decals for $22. Order up!