Mondays mean one very important thing: DIY nail art ideas!

Now that it’s summer, we’re allowed to put away the dark colored polishes and have more fun with color. These manicure designs use tons of summery shades to make your manicure pop. Take ’em to the beach, out to music festivals, or just to chill poolside. Here are some fun summer nail art looks to try out:

We’re obsessing over this mani that’s inspired by Roberto Cavalli‘s Spring ’14 line. Fashion and nail art combined… we can’t think of anything better! These party nails might look hard to achieve, but @missladyfinger makes it super easy with her step-by-step tutorial.

Um, what says summer better than fruit? And, why not wear that fruit adorably on your nails? @missjenfabulous inspires us with this brightly colored manicure. The only thing we want more than that fruit is the iced coffee she’s clutching! Watch this detailed tutorial for the look.

If you struggle with nail art (like we do), this is a simpler, more achievable look that still packs a punch. We love @neverlandnailblog ‘s use of contrasting colors. This is definitely an eye-grabbing manicure we’re willing to try. Follow the easy tutorial for the best result!

It’s hard to find words for this one. As if we didn’t love ice cream enough, this manicure is seriously speaking to our sweet tooth. Courtesy of @blognailedit, this tutorial outlines exactly how to master this fun and playful design.

Keep it urban and edgy this summer with a graphic shape design from @thesammersaurus. For this look, it’s all about the color combos, so have fun experimenting with them! Follow these instructions to get the edges perfect.

Which of these DIY nail art ideas is your favorite?


Sarah Olicker is a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student and self-proclaimed Netflix junkie. She loves British accents, Mexican Cuisine, and American Cinema. She has a dangerous online shopping addiction and could tell a platform heel from a stiletto long before she could recite her times tables. She's also a member of her school's A cappella group and appreciates a good #TBT.

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