20 Shockingly Easy Nail Designs You Can Totally Do at Home

Updated 07/19/18

Stepping out of the nail salon with a set of freshly painted nails can make you feel like a new woman. There's nothing like a little pampering and a fresh mani to make you feel like your best self. But it can get expensive fast. Especially if you opt for one of the chic nail art designs that are all the rage this season.

That's why we rounded up 20 of our favorite simple and easy nail designs that you can totally do at home (and probably with the nail colors you already own). We're not nail artists by any means, but luckily with these looks, that doesn't matter.

Olive and June's nail stickers make for a unique and easy mani. We're impressed. 

Who doesn't love a classic red manicure. And the star accent on the ring finger takes it to a whole other level. 

This one's almost too easy. Use a thin gold nail polish like It's So Easy Strip Right Glitter Paint, swipe it down the center of your nails, apply a top coat, and you're good to go. 

In this case, less is definitely more. We love the simplicity of these neutral nails with white dots. 

Play up your bare nails with a swipe of gold at the tips. Try a chunky metallic shade like L'Oréal Colour Riche Nail Gold Dust

We're suckers for a good pastel nail look, and multiple shades? Even better. Mirror the color order on each hand for a polished look. 

You've probably seen polka-dot nails before, but not this way. Instagram nail guru Alicia Torello layered her dots for this cool effect. 

The colored stripes make this neutral mani fun and interesting. Nail stripe stickers like these make achieving the look super easy. 

We can't get over how simple this multicolor, dotted polish is. It'll probably take you five minutes at most. 

Teal and metallic gold collide in this chic design. Try a shade like Essie Go Overboard when you're re-creating this look. 

The contrast between the yellow base and blue dots really makes this look from Paintbox pop. To get similar 3D dots, use these BMC Nail Polish Art Mini Caviar Bead Studs

Spice up your summery white mani with a stripe of metallic blue. We like this shimmery shade from Butter London.  

A nail art hack? You can use a toothpick to create different-size dots like these ones by Chillhouse. 

Purple on purple totally works here. This look puts this year's color of the year, ultra violet, to good use. 

The unique color combo is what drew us to this two-toned nail design. The baby blue reminds us of Essie Bikini So Teeny

We're totally here for this twist on the two-tone manicure. Each nail is a little bit different, which keeps things interesting. 

Can you tell we're a little obsessed with the whole star-pattern trend yet? These tiny stars are everything. 

The bright wavy lines totally transform these neutral nails. They're subtle, yet stylish. 

If you're not a fan of bright colors on your nails, these black-and-white half-and-half nails are perfect. Plus, they're super versatile. 

This light pink mani got a major upgrade. Add a triangle of tonal foil to your go-to nail polish shade to emulate this beautiful style. 

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