It’s the best time of the week!

Yes, we realize it is Monday, and no, we’re not crazy.  (Well, maybe a little.) But here at HauteTalk, the normally dreaded first day of the work week is always made a little better with Manicure Monday – where we round up some of our favorite DIY nail art looks from the best finger-painting Instagrammers around. And whether you’re a Michaelangelo with the nail art brush, or struggle to even paint a clear coat, we’ve got something you can create. With these 9 amazing DIY manicure ideas, you’ll be sure to receive compliments for days!

This bright and cheery @deborahlippmann is sure to give a jolt of energy to any summer look.

Short on time? @misspopnails shows that less can really be more with this super simple mani that still makes a statement.

@thesammersaurus gives our nails a treat with this precious watermelon mani! Click here for the how to!

How perfect is this Marc Jacobs inspired look by @pshiiit_polish? Make sure to check out the tutorial!

Leave it to @harpersbazaarus to team up with nail guru @jessicawashick to create this cute & summery gingham manicure.

@hannahroxit has us seeing spots with this fun, retro dot manicure. She shows you how to get the look here!

@missladyfinger gives us a healthy dose of pretty with this pastel & brushed metallic floral manicure. The tutorial is on her website!

@blognailedit always, well, nails it – and this pink and orange ikat manicure is no exception! Get the details here.

Give your digits some sweet texture with this @so_nailicious tweed-esque mani – tutorial here!

Which DIY manicure idea 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.

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