By InStyle Staff
Jul 25, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
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Zooey Deschanel always has the cutest manicures, from nautical stripes to sparkly little bows to little hearts, like at this week’s Teen Choice Awards. How does she keep up the creativity? “It’s the kind of thing I like to think of right before I do it,” the New Girl star told at the FOX TCA party in Beverly Hills. “Usually, it might be inspired by something, but it might just be, ‘Oh, that seems cool.” And while she thinks of the ideas on her own, she leaves the execution to the experts. “I don’t do them myself,” she added. “I just tell people what to do.” Click through the gallery to see all of Zooey Deschanel’s coolest manis!

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