15 Adorable Nail Art Tutorials To Brighten Your Day

Get your gals together for a mani party with these positively cute nail art designs to brighten your day. Express yourself and strut your digits all throughout summer!
by Melanie Santiago   |  May 18, 2014
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  1. Fifi Lapin Inspired Nails
    Who knew cute bunnies and fashion could mix? Try this trendy It Bunny on your digits and work your inner fashionista!

  2. Good Morning Daisy!
    Not all grays are dreary. Add a twist to the monochromatic hue with pretty daisies using white petal strokes and a yellow dot in the center. Make sure to keep the flowers small with accents of white dots around.

  3. Beach Wave Mani
    Achieve summer perfect nails with white polish and a cosmetic sponge to create a blue gradient effect. Add white waves using a thin striper brush.

  4. Deliciously Simple Ice Cream Nails
    Strut colorful pretty nails with a cute ice cream pattern. Play the short video to see how!

  5. Tutti Frutti!
    Don a forest of fruits using bright and colorful nail polish. Click through the blog to see how to do each nail. Don’t worry if it’s in French, it also shows GIFs of the tutorial.

  6. Catty Nails
    Who doesn't love cats? Be prepared to smile each time you look down at your hands with these adorable felines. Use a milky white and indigo nail polish to get the look, add small gems in different colors for the eyes, and use thinner brushes to add the nose and whisker details.

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  7. Feline Transfers
    We're not totally going Miley, but these nail transfers are too good to pass, click through the blog to see how to make your nail art transfers for the most unique nail art!

  8. A Dash of Sunshine
    Put a twist to your French tip with a dash of bright neon mixed with a nude color! The pop of color will make an instant eye-catcher! 

  9. Neon Gradient and Leopard Combo
    If one theme isn't enough for you, try this neon gradient strip and leopard combo. It looks tricky, but using some trusty tape will help you do the job!

  10. Paris Inspired Nail Art
    Take your French mani to new heights by adding the Eiffel tower! Check out the photo to get the full tutorial and the best part is that it’s not complicated at all!

  11. The Fault in Our Stars
    If you're a big fan of the book and the upcoming movie, then this cover inspired nail art will surely brighten your day! It may take some time and a little more effort, but the video will help you achieve it step by step!

  12. 1D Mani
    Dance all night with the best mani ever, with this nail art for the ultimate fan! You can also mix it up by painting on your fave lyrics instead of the faces of the boys.

  13. Minnie Mouse Nail Art
    Pay homage to Minnie Mouse with this simple nail art that screams cute and sweet! Perfect for Valentines or any day that you want to feel romantic!

  14. Owl Mani
    Strut this owl mani day or night! Paint each digit in a different color or paint each owl in just one. Remember to keep practicing!

  15. Galaxy Pastel
    Get the perfect galaxy effect by watching this tutorial! Take the trend one step further by donning pastel hues instead of dark colors to make it sweet.

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Frustrated painter and writer, Melanie also takes time to drop by candymag.com and share the stories she comes across.
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