Did you hear that? No, not the Monday-induced yawn of your co-worker. The sound we’re talking about is the sound of summer…flying by.

As the end of July creeps closer all too quickly, we’re determined to make the most of the season – from making sure to hit the beach and amazing outdoor concerts, to scoring  at those can’t-miss summer sales. It’s time to really take advantage of the most laid-back time of the year – and of course, this means pampering ourselves as well. Here at HauteTalk, our favorite pampering comes in the form of manicures – and no one can deny that something feels so right  about summertime + a fresh mani.

As always, this Manicure Monday, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite cute summer manicure looks from the best nail-loving Instagram-ers around. So scroll through and enjoy!

@missjenfabulous has us dreaming of the sand & sea with this adorable beach-inspired manicure. She shows us how to get this look (along with two other perfect summer manis) here!

We’re loving this sugary-sweet and colorful lollipop-inspired look from @missladyfinger. Get the details over at her blog!

This simple, gold and black dotted manicure from @karengnails is a playful spin on a classic.

How great are the “3D” daisies on this whimsical @wahnails look?

This manicure from @hannahroxit is sure to brighten your day and wake up your look! Watch her video tutorial here!

@thesammersaurus keeps things pretty in pastel with this “streaky watercolor” mani. Make sure to take a look at the tutorial here!

@pshiiit_polish can do no wrong. Watch as she shows us how she created this hot pink pineapple look!

We love the “earthly” colors of this glittery @chalkboardnails mani. Check out how to get the look here!

Which of these cute summer manicure ideas is your favorite?

Paige is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and is currently studying Journalism at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fluent in sarcasm with a severe case of wanderlust, she is a self-proclaimed professional thrifter, long-lost Olsen triplet, and pizza aficionado.