Dua Lipa’s Checkered Nails Are the Ultimate Summer Manicure Inspiration

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Dua Lipa is one of our favorite beauty muses. We’ve followed the 28-year-old pop music icon for years. From influencing the NewBeauty team to covet Sarah Chapman London 3D Moisture Infusion Bio-Cellulose Sheet Masks in 2022 to her latest trend—a playful checkerboard-inspired manicure perfect for refreshing our summer nail routines—she continually inspires us.

The “Training Season” hitmaker gave her 88 million Instagram followers a glimpse of her manicure in her latest post on Wednesday, May 29. In the seventh photo of the gallery, she holds a cup of tea, teasing fans with a side view of her long, almond-shaped nails. While fans can’t see her entire hand, the checkered pattern is visible, along with the alternating colors of pink and blue, seemingly topped with a chrome finish.

Over the years, she has debuted various versions of checkered nails. For instance, in 2020, she had celebrity nail artist Mei Kawajiri create purple and white checkerboard nails accented with evenly spaced gemstones, with eight gemstones applied per nail in pairs. Instead of the almond shape, she embraced a coffin-shaped style at that time.

Whether Lipa’s checkered manicure inspires you to try the trend with your own nail tools and polish, or book an appointment, there’s no question the finished look will garner compliments galore. Another option is to explore press-on nails. Numerous brands offer checkered styles that look professional without the need for an appointment or attempting intricate nail art. Curious? Keep scrolling to shop a few of our favorite checkered press-on nail styles in a variety of colors to suit every aesthetic.

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