Topinspired.com / jinsoon.com 1. Paint over a loofah for this cool two-tone look. buzzfeed.com Steps here. 2. This chic design is deceptively easy. topinspired.com Directions here. 3. Make your own matte polish with a little eye shadow. Makeup.com See full directions here. 4. This topcoat makes it look like you applied meticulous polka dots. jinsoon.com Get it here. 5. For DIY dots, just use a bobby pin. joy-doodlebug.blogspot.com Tips here. 6. For a cool touch, just do a line of polkadots around the edge of your nail. sortrature.com More here. 7. Make this zigzag pattern with just some tape and pinking shears. chloesnails.blogspot.com Full directions here. 8. Or, use tape to create a simple diagonal shape. thecraftyninja.com Tips here. 9. Get this stone look with just some crumpled up plastic. thebeautydepartment.com 10. Use reinforcement stickers to get a cool half-moon. blog.thebeautyplace.com Directions here. 11. Do an easy gradient with a sponge. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF diyready.com Directions here. 12. This polish changes when the temperature does, so you don't have to do any of the fancy work. thenailasaurus.com More here. Polish available here. 13. This adorable Pantone look is made with a thin sharpie marker. currentfixation.tumblr.com Details here. 14. This graffiti look is basically just scribbling with nail polish. cosmopolitan.com See how here. 15. Use a gold sharpie to make all kinds of easy designs. pinterest.com And the best part is, if you mess up, you can just wipe it off with rubbing alcohol without hurting the base coat--including Gel. See more here. 16. This simple modern look is just white polish with a black line. cosmopolitan.com See how to do it here. 17. Literally throw some polish on for this splatter paint look. prettygossip.com 18. A few stragically placed dots can go a long way. thenailtrail.com 19. Get an easy gradient by applying a glitter top coat to half the nail. apolishaddict.com 20. This one is reverse nail art-you scrape the polish off for the effect. justtryinyournail.tumblr.com / Via buzzfeed.com See more here. 21. One simple dot can look adorably chic. merestreet.com More here. 22. Use one thick stripe of white to accent any darker color. loveblair.com See how here. 23. This pinstripe nail looks even better when it's a little crooked. makeup.com Because LBH, who has a steady hand for this? More here. 24. This one is called the ruffian, and we dig it. makeup.com 25. ~Abstract~ (aka easy). loveblair.com Directions here. 26. This clear and blue look doesn't even use tape. beautyblitz.com Just swipe your color, clear coat on top and go. 27. Or, use the same techniques to make triangles. bellasugar.com Looks great even on short nails.