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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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Mani of the Week: The Sky is the Limit
Created by: @xglitzandpolishx

Why we love it: Turn your frown upside down with a cloud manicure. A beautiful sky blue background, studded with pretty puffy clouds is light, bright and cheery. Try it out the next time you're feeling a little blue or in need of some fun in the sun.

To get the look: Use Essie Nail Polish, $9, in Bikini So Teeny and Blanc.

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Mani of the Week: Under the Sea
Created by: @astrowifey

Why we love it: It's like peeping into an aquarium or the depths of the ocean — we're enamored with the beautiful colors and the delicate creatures lurking beneath the surface. The gorgeous, gradient aqua nails pair perfectly with the lively, intricate jellyfish and sea grass designs. A perfect manicure for summer — or for anyone who loves the ocean.

To get the look: Use Orly Glaze Nail Lacquer, $9.50, in Frisky, Blue Collar, Life's A Beach, White Tips, Jet Black, For The First Time and Basket Case.

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Mani of the Week: Day-Glo Designs
Created by: @wahnails

Why we love it: It's summer and we're all about hot colors to match the rising temps. Make your mani really stand out with fluorescent shades of pink, yellow and green in a striking outline design — bonus points if it glows under a black light.

To get the look: Use China Glaze Nail Lacquer, $7.50, in Glow With The Flow, Daisy Know My Name? and Treble Maker.

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Mani of the Week: Summer Polka Dots
Created by: @juliamurphree

Why we love it: The combo of tan nails and crisp white polka dots is so striking. Pair it with summery tan skin and your fave bikini. The look is neutral enough to wear with anything and the eye-catching designs are supereasy to recreate. Try dipping a toothpick into your accent color for easy DIY polka dots.

To get the look: Use Floss Gloss Nail Lacquer, $9, in Tanlines and Mrs. Tony Montana.

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Mani of the Week: Orange and Grape Crush
Created by: @ladyfancynails

Why we love it: In the heat of summer, we're crushin' on this vibrant orange- and grape-hued mani. The two bright shades come together for a tropical twist, especially as paired with a crescent of black polish accented with white polka dots. If you're looking for a statement manicure that gives you some creative freedom (and isn't ridiculously hard to pull off), try these colorful works of art and get prepared to stare.

To get the look: Use CND Creative Play Nail Lacquer, $8.50, in Orange You Curious, Isn't She Grape, Black & Forth and I Blanked Out.

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 | AUG 13, 2018 | SHARES
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