The great Mark Twain once said, “the clothes make that man.” Well, here at Haute Talk, we would like to say “the mani makes the woman.” Okay, so that may be a little bit of exaggeration, but, your polished fingertips can say a lot about you. Whether you’re all about the newest trends or opt for the classics, your glossy digits speak to your style. Not to mention, it’s an easy and affordable way to subtly change up your look and definitely make a statement. With that in mind, on this week’s Manicure Monday, we’ve selected 7 head-turning manicures that speak volumes. As always, they’re do-it-yourself…so make sure to scroll through and check them out!


Dive into this amazing swimming pool inspired manicure by @stephstonenails. Check out the tutorial here!


@hannahroxit puts a colorful spin on the nude manicure trend with this cute neon french tip look. You can’t miss the how-to on this mani!


We’re getting an 80’s vibe from this @chalkboardnails black+brights mani, and we’re loving it. Check out her blog to get the details!


When @missladyfinger collabs with Barney’s, you know the result is going to be chic. Get the tutorial for this Phillip Lim inspired mani here!


Leave it to @thesammersaurus to create this absolutely adorable herringbone manicure. She gives you all the details at her blog!


@ciaomanhattan2012 also puts a cool twist on the classic french mani in this graphic black-and-white striped look.


So, can we talk about how amazing @missjenfabulous Teenage Mutant Pizza Turtles manicure is? It’s the ’90s on your nails. Plus glitter. And pizza. You have to check out the video tutorial!

Would you try any of  these DIY manicures?

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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