Don’t tell anyone, but my fingernails are my favorite part of my body. I have no less than 100 nail art ideas saved on Pinterest that I haven’t gotten around to trying yet, but I can’t wait to try them out over the next couple of months and show you how they turned out! Here are 8 autumn-inspired designs that I think any amateur can do, even if you’re not good at drawing or painting things on your nails. Have fun!
One of the easiest nail designs to tackle is ombre nails. All you need are two polish colors and a paint brush to get started. Here’s how: Paint your nails with one color, leaving a little bit of unpainted skin at your cuticle. Then use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the edges and remove any excess paint. Add another layer of the same color and then take another swab dipped in remover and blend the two colors together into an ombre effect on each nail. Top it off with clear top coat to seal it all in!
Oversized polka dots
What if I told you there was a way to make huge polka dots that are easy to draw and totally not hard? So easy, in fact, that even the most fumbling fingers can handle it. Using these simple steps, you’ll be done with an adorable fall manicure in no time!
- Starting off with one coat of your base color, paint your nails with two different colors like black and yellow or red and blue.
If you love experimenting with nail art designs but have a hard time executing them yourself, have no fear! This week’s post will show you how to take some of your favorite looks and transform them into easy tutorials that are perfect for even those who are still learning how to use their hands. The 8 designs featured here are all unique in their own way, so whether you’re in the mood for ombre nails or a floral design, there is something on this list that is sure to catch your eye.
Statement nail art with tape and jewels
With a few supplies and these four steps, you’ll be ready to show off your latest nail art masterpiece. To achieve this design, start by cutting strips of masking tape, enough to cover all five nails on each hand. Next, press down on the tape with one hand and draw a shape onto it with a pen or pencil with your other hand. Remove the tape from your first hand and repeat with the remaining fingers, alternating hands as you go.
Quick tips for your nails, even on a budget
Fall nail art can be a little daunting to someone who is just learning, but there are some simple designs that you can try with some patience and a small budget. The simplest ones can be drawn using household products and minimal time.
- French Tip: One way to make your nails look crisp and well-done without breaking out your nail art supplies is by making a French tip. First, make sure you buff down any uneven surfaces on your nails so that they are smooth.
Accent nails featuring crystals, florals, or stones
Pick up some nail art crystals or florals to give your nails a little more flare. Gather your brushes, polishes, and tools and get ready to become a pro at accomplishing this stylish design.
-Paint on one coat of metallic silver nail polish. Let it dry fully before painting on two coats of a darker green (a different color will also work). When it’s dry, you’re ready to add accents!
1) Prepare your nails by filing them into a square shape and smoothing out any edges with an orange stick.
2) Dot on alternating black and yellow dots to form diagonal stripes, using nail polish remover in between coats if necessary. Finish by sealing it all in with top coat.
Shimmery metallic top coats
A simple way to incorporate some fall vibes into your manicure is by using a shimmery metallic top coat. Some of my favorites are Loreal Sunset Flare, Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat, and Essie Bordello Burgundy. Remember that you only need one layer! The fun part about using these as a top coat is that you can easily peel it off later on when winter arrives.