What better way to get through the day than looking at beautiful nails? These designs are not only gorgeous but also they’re all DIY! You can have your nails manicured to perfection in 15 minutes (or maybe closer to an hour… totally depends on your nail painting abilities and dedication). Here are our favorite DIY manicures of the week!

1. Neon Gradient Nails 

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These nails are so simple and the bright colors just scream “summer!” You can get the tutorial for this look here. If these colors don’t suit your fancy, you can literally use any colors you want with this versatile design.  

2. Mermaid Scale Nails   

These are so magical looking — who wouldn’t want mermaid nails?! Plus, that shimmering sparkle is absolutely hypnotic. You can find the quick video tutorial for this mani here.


3. Paisley Nails

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These nails definitely are super intricate and look difficult to execute, but with a few tools they can be done in seconds! Your nails will look like a fancy painting and you can proudly tell everyone that you did this amazing design. Watch the tutorial here!  


  4. Floral & Studs Nails  


These nails are the definition of sugar and spice! I love how the studs balance out the super girly floral print. Who wouldn’t love this on their nails? Watch the video tutorial here!


5. Pastel Chevron Nails

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This is a simple yet elegant look that anyone can accomplish using inexpensive nail vinyls! Nail vinyls are like sticker stencils for your nails that give you a professional manicure look in seconds. Check out the full tutorial here.

6. Mint & Pink Triangle Nails

This geometric nail design is surprisingly easy and the colors can be changed to suit your taste! This gorgeous manicure tutorial can be found here.

 Which is your favorite of these DIY manicures?

Paige DiFiore is a Journalism and Graphic Design student at Marist College. She owns enough makeup products to feed a small country (well, if they ate makeup) and she will literally drop everything just to pet a dog. When she isn't daydreaming about owning a pug and making it Instagram famous, she is ruthlessly playing board games and aspiring to someday be the goddess of a religion that's yet to be discovered.