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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: Pretty Pop Art
Created by: @purplenailbox

Why we love it: It's been extra cold and dark lately (thanks to the end of Daylight Savings), but that doesn't mean our nails need to reflect our surroundings or sleepy demeanor. Why not try a geographic, pop-art inspired manicure that looks like it jumped off the pages of a comic book and onto your fingertips? Pretty splashes of shiny red mix with pops of nude and crisp black outlines (plus, we love the use of negative space). Each nail is slightly different from the next, which'll encourage your friends to get up close and check out the details.

To get the look: Use Jin Soon Nail Polish, $18, in Ardor, Absolute Black and Nostalgia.

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Mani of the Week: Cozy Cutouts
Created by: @paintbucketnails

Why we love it: The seasons are changing — so are our nail polish choices. We're smitten with this blue-gray hue, accented in cream and white. The mix of colorblocking, negative space and tiny striping details make us yearn to cozy up in our favorite sweater (PSL in hand) and brave the chilly outdoors.

To get the look: Use KL Polish, $9.50, in Paper Snow, Wishbone and Cozy in There?.

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Mani of the Week: Glitz 'n' Gore Galore
Created by: @nailartbyjen

Why we love it: It's here. Halloween is this week and we're psyched. This blood drip manicure is the perfect way to end the month of creepy cool Halloween nail art. Iridescent, opal polish makes the perfect shimmery base while deep, metallic crimson creates realistic droplets of blood. The darling duo of polishes looks amazing worn separately or together in this frighteningly festive design.

To get the look: Use Nails Inc. Nail Porn Nail Polish Duo, $15, in DRTY GIRL and Always on Top.

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Mani of the Week: Just a Splash of Orange
Created by: @thaongonails

Why we love it: We're seeing orange everywhere this season (it's fall, after all). We love its unexpected appearance in this angular blue manicure. The vibrant tangerine hue outlines the negative space cutouts and adds depth and intricate detail that makes both shades pop. No need sport dark nails yet, we love these bright colors just as much.

To get the look: Use Essie Nail Polish, $9, in Butler Please and Meet Me At Sunset.

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Mani of the Week: Ultra-Chic Halloween Nails
Created by: @color_camp

Why we love it: Halloween is only two weeks away we're using this time to try out all of the fall nail looks. We especially love this use of the seasonal shades, in an unlikely pairing of matte and shiny. If you're not into pumpkins, ghosts and other Halloween nail art, try this matte black manicure topped with pretty orange and green holographic flake nail polish. The spook-tacular duo is a great way to celebrate the season, minus any kitsch and it's supereasy to recreate.

To get the look: Use China Glaze Nail Lacquer, in Shadies & Gentlemen $7.50, topped with ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakie Nail Polish, in Brilliance and Glory, $12.50.

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.
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