01/28/2013 02:37 pm ET

DIY Nail Ideas: Doc Martens Nail Art And More Of Our Weekend Manicures (PHOTOS)

When the weather is dull and dreary, looking down at brightly painted nails instantly brightens our mood. No wonder hoards of Americans are stocking up on nail polish like rolls of toilet paper.

Even though we spent much of this weekend cooped up inside, our minds escaped to warmer climes with every stroke of teal, fuchsia and yellow nail color. From Sarah of Chalkboard Nails' sunset gradient maze manicure to Chelsea of Get Nailed's vintage roses nail art, we're getting a jump start on spring's nail art trends.

Check out these manicures and more in the slideshow below, then share your own.

DIY Nail Ideas

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