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22 Rainbow Manicure Ideas That'll Brighten Your Day Right Up

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One of the most joyful times of the year is just a few months away: Pride. If you haven’t already been dreaming up your Pride manicure ideas for June, don’t worry, I got you covered. I rounded up the 23 prettiest Pride nails ideas, from shiny nail stickers to a rainbow French mani, so you can start prepping right now. Get ready to screenshot your heart out.

Cutest Rainbow Manicure Ideas To Try Out

  1. These Confetti Nails for Pride

    This confetti nail idea for Pride is basically a party at the tip of your nails, and that's the exact attitude you want to bring this summer. Create this look with a combination of confetti nail stickers and a neutral base coat—and don't forget to keep those cuticles moisturized!

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  2. These Animal-Print Nails for Pride

    I'm sorry, but can we just talk about the fact that this look has animal print and rainbow colors all in one mani? That's honestly the perfect mani recipe to celebrate Pride this year. The black nail polish on each nail makes the colors really stand out.

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  3. These Star Nail Stickers for Pride

    Even though you don't need another excuse to buy more nail stickers, here's one more for ya: These rainbow stars are so cute for Pride. Be sure to follow up with a shiny top coat to secure those bbs!

  4. This Orange and Yellow Nail Idea for Pride

    Not only is this orange and yellow nail idea perfect for Pride, but it's also going to be trending this summer. Don't you love a mani that can do both?

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  5. This Checkered Nail Idea for Pride

    Get out your nail tape, your filing tools, and your fave bright green polish for this Pride nail idea. Warning: This look probably isn't for nail-art newbs—but if you have the patience and a steady hand, this green checkered mani is worth the effort.

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  6. These Rainbow Swirls for Pride Nails

    For a more subtle Pride nail idea, try this rainbow swirl manicure. Start with a solid base coat and use your finest nail brush to create this unique design. Bonus: It looks super-cute on both long and short nails too.

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  7. These Rainbow Nails for Pride

    You can’t go wrong with this allover rainbow manicure for Pride. If nail art isn’t your ~thing~, might I suggest you invest in some rainbow nail stickers instead? It’s a great alternative if you’re trying to cop this look at home.

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  8. These Rainbow Tips for Pride

    My favorite thing about these Pride nails is that they’re a genius way to disguise grow-out—especially if you pair your rainbow tips with a super-neutral base coat.

  9. This Rainbow and Black Manicure for Pride

    This combination of black, rainbow, and nude hues is such a pretty approach to Pride nails. I mean, black nail polish has never looked brighter, IMO.

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  10. These Rainbow Stripe Nails for Pride

    Eeeeep! These rainbow stripes are truly too cute to wait for June. Get a kick start on your Pride nails by ordering some neon nail polish and DIYing this negative-space mani ASAP.

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  11. These Mini Rainbow Nails for Pride

    Pro tip: Recreate this rainbow manicure for Pride by trimming a tiiiny piece of washi tape and smoothing it over your (clean) nails. Just finish off with a couple swipes of top coat to get a smooth, glossy finish.

  12. This Neon Green Manicure for Pride

    Don’t feel like going all out with rainbow nails? No prob, this neon-green manicure is just as festive for Pride. I mean, you’re celebrating what makes you proud and happy, so your nails should reflect you.

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  13. This Subtle Rainbow Manicure for Pride

    This muted rainbow manicure is a cute and subtle approach to Pride nails. Mix and match itty-bitty stripes (feel free to play around with placement too) to really channel this vibe.

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  14. These Rainbow Star Nails for Pride

    Rainbow stars for Pride? Yes, pls. Make sure you stock up on tons of nail stickers (I’m a fan of Olive & June Nail Art Stickers) and a clear, super-shiny top coat if you’re trying to DIY this one.

  15. This Orange and Pink Mani for Pride

    Everything about this bright and shiny orange-and-pink manicure has me excited for summer. Wear it as is or mix in a few more rainbow nail polishes—you’ve got lots of room to play with this one.

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  16. This Rainbow French Manicure for Pride

    This rainbow French mani might be a liiittle tough to DIY (unless you’ve got some next-level nail art skills), but it’s pretty enough to hold out until you can book an appointment with a pro.

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  17. These Emoji Nails for Pride

    I love everything about this cute and happy combo of nail-art emoji. Like, can you just with the mini rainbows and smiley faces? I’m sold.

  18. These Rainbow Acrylics for Pride

    What better way to deck out your acrylics than with these sweet rainbow polishes for Pride? It’s definitely a more pastel color scheme, but it’s just as cute and fun as neon.

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  19. This Rainbow Nail Art for Pride

    You won’t find any classic rainbows in this cool nail art design for Pride—it’s alllll in the colors. The best part about this mani is that it doesn’t require any clean, precise lines, so feel free to wing it.

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  20. This Abstract Rainbow Mani for Pride

    This Pride manicure has a little bit of everything—the combination of rainbow French tips and clean, black lines is too cool to pass up.

  21. This Matte and Rainbow Manicure for Pride

    The easiest way to make your rainbow nail polish shine? A subtle and neutral base for tons of contrast. BTW: I think this Pride manicure idea looks especially pretty with square nails.

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  22. These Rainbow Nails With Evil Eyes for Pride

    Evil eyes and rainbow tips are kinda the perfect match in this cute nail idea for Pride. Psst: Notice how the eye color changes on each nail? It’s all in the details.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.