Audrey Hepburn once said, “I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.”

If that’s not inspiration enough for your all your pampering needs, we’ve still got you covered. Because here at Haute Talk it’s Manicure Monday, and as always, we’ve found 8 amaaaazing looks via Instagram for your fingers. And the best part? You can do them all yourself! We don’t know about you, but that makes us very happy. And after all, Audrey said it herself…happy girls are the prettiest!  Take a look at these DIY manicures…. 

One of our absolutle favorite manicure trends is the nude nail. We’re loving how @jinsoonchoi puts a fun spin on this nearly naked look with a sparkling white accent nail.

We’re getting Partridge-Family-bird-vibes from this colorful @so_nailicious look, and it’s groovy. Check out the tutorial here!

We’re loving the neutral pattern play on this @onenailtorulethemall manicure. Learn how to get the look yourself here!

The bold colors on this @deborahlippman mani are on point. Click through above to get the details!

We’re obsessed with this buzz-worthy look from @chalkboardnails. Get the how-to at her website!

We will take any excuse to channel our inner mermaid. So obviously we’ll be scale-ifying our nails a la @ciaomanhattan2012 ASAP.

This nail creation re-posted by @stephstonenails is good enough to eat. Check out the tutorial here!

We love the darker spin on a tropical mani by @pshiiit_polish! And in video form? Love x 10.

Which DIY manicure look 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.