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#ManicureMonday: The Best Nail Art of the Week

Stunning nail art ideas — from easy DIY to crazy design ideas — one week at a time
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A Mod Take on Leopard
Created by: @jessicawashick

Why we love it: Spice up a simple, spotted leopard mani by using an unexpected background color like blue. The contrast of pastels with intricate details in deep brown and black makes it look rich and dimensional, as well as wearable all year long. We think they're just Grrreat!

To get the look: Use Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, $9.50, in Water Baby, Latte Please and Little Black Dress.

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 Mani of the Week: Sparkling Strawberries
Created by: @nailsbymei

Why we love it: Strawberry season is here and that means we're going to see this darling red fruit everywhere — from recipes, to clothing, to our fingertips. These tiny, glittering, strawberry motifs, painted on bare nails, are a fresh, fun, sparkly way to pay homage to the tasty berry.

To get the look: Use Zoya Natural Nail Polish, $10, in Kym, Ivanka and Purity.

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Mani of the Week: Rose Quartz Nails
Created by: @nailthoughts

Why we love it: This realistic take on the popular love stone looks adorable on nails. Try it as a detailed, slightly blingy upgrade from a neutral pink mani. From the delicate, hand-painted swirls to the kiss of gold shimmer, we think this manicure really rocks.

To get the look: Use Essie Gel Couture, $11.50, in Sheer Fantasy and Pre-Show Jitters, topped with strategically placed gold nail foil. Peep this tutorial for how to get the rose quartz details. Voila!

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Mani of the Week: Fresh Squeezed Nail Art
Created by: @stormilahuillier

Why we love it: This zesty manicure is all about the sun-kissed citrus fruit. We love the pairing of the bright yellow lemon slices with solid turquoise nails. The combo is reminiscent of a road trip down the Amalfi Coast of Italy — where citrus groves hug the cliffs that overlook an endless turquoise sea. A sunny nod to summer along the horizon.

To get the look: Use Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear,$2.99, in Mellow Yellow, Big Teal and White Out.

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Mani of the Week: Life-of-the-Party Nails
Created by: @primping_aint_easy

Why we love it: If you're like us, you love anything that sparkles and these glitter nails are truly for a special occasion or any time you crave a notice-me mani. Each nail has a different base color — which is where you can totally customize the look. Top off half of each nail with a gorgeous glitter of your choosing for some extra bling. Try the look for your next birthday bash.

To get the look: Use Julep Nail Polish, $14, in Raegan, Mallory, Isabella, Sophia, Jenna, Addison, Amy and topped with Jin Soon Glitter Nail Polish, $20, in Shake It.

Nail art is one of those photogenic beauty trends that we could look at all day long. Somehow, scrolling through photos of nail art designs whipped up by nail art icons like Deborah Lippmann, Jin Soon and Paintbox is simply addictive — whether we plan to execute the nail design ideas or not.

That's why we're bringing you our #ManicureMonday series — where we show you the simple nail art, endless nail design ideas and other ridiculously pretty nails that we're finding and loving.

Keep clicking to get your weekly nail art inspiration fix.
BY JESSICA AMARIS, HANNAH SAVIN | MAY 21, 2018 | SHARES
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