Feeling blah? Then it’s time to change up your manicure. I strongly believe that a new nail color is a simple and spontaneous way to punch up your outfit (and lift your spirits). And the brighter, the better. My latest favorite is this neon DIY nail art that’s deceptively simple. The secret, believe it or not, is a bobby pin.

Mesmerized by the splashes of color and surrealism in Diane von Furstenberg’s fall 2012 collection, Missladyfinger blogger Taryn Multack created a lime green and black manicure that’s punctuated with apostrophes or commas (depending on which side your head is tilted).

Photos: Model at Diane von Furstenberg’s fall 2012 runway show, Getty Images: Zoya Mitzi; Orly Vinyl; Seche Vite top coat; MissLadyfinger’s DIY nail art inspired by Diane von Furstenberg’s fall 2012 collection.

To get this look, file nails into a square shape, then apply a base coat. Polish one nail on each hand in Zoya Mitzi (matte lime green) and the rest in Orly Vinyl (matte black). Once dry, use a bobby pin to create tiny dots in the opposite color. Paint a little tail along the dots to mimic the punctuation mark. Finish by sealing the nail art with a shiny top coat.

What do you think of this DVF-influenced manicure? Would you wear it? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

Meanwhile, check out this poppy print mani that channels the florals from Yves Saint Laurent’s spring 2012 runway show.

Click through the slideshow below for more DIY nail art.

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