The Pale Pink Nail Tutorial You Need For Fall

The moody, slate-grey days of fall aren’t too far off, lying just beyond the horizon. I’ll be sad to leave this sun-soaked summer behind, but will also be welcoming those cozy, grey afternoons with open arms. They’re the perfect excuse to stay in, stay warm, and do something small for myself, like try out a new nail art design.

I rarely paint my nails, but when I do, I love the look, especially in pale pink. It just goes with everything — feminine with airy dresses or even a little tough paired with jeans and a tee. For this design, I was inspired by the softness of grey skies and light-diffused days – check out the steps below!

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What you need:
Two light pink nail polishes (I used Revlon “Cafe Pink” and Cover Girl “Everbloom”)
Tape
Clear top coat
Toothpicks

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1. Paint your nails with a base coat of the lighter polish and allow to dry completely. Apply a second coat if needed.

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2. Once your nails are completely dry, use the tape to mask off the side of each nail, creating a triangle in the middle.

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3. Swipe a thin coat of the darker polish over the exposed triangle and carefully remove the tape while the polish is still wet. Repeat on the opposite hand, using the toothpicks to clean up any mess.

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4. Apply a thin layer of top coat to each nail and allow to dry.

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More beauty tips from the BLDG 25 Blog.

Comments

  1. I love this tutorial– I feel that the pinks are just neutral enough to go with just about every autumnal color! Also, are the rings from FreePeople? Because I’m in love.

  2. Definitely love using this method to create designs on my nails – although I often get impatient and tape off my nails too soon which ends up peeling off the polish haha! Have to give it another shot soon!

    xoxo Sara
    http://www.restlessnomads.com

  3. i love painting my nails for the autumn! i put up a blogpost of reasons why i love winter/fall! i’d love it if you could check it out :D

  4. Kenzie – I just used regular invisible tape after the polish was super dry. If it’s pulling up the polish and the polish is completely dry, try touching the sticky side of the tape a few times before adhering it, this will take away some of the sticky-ness.

  5. Incredible! Love this design! I also fell in love with the ring with the stone! Can anyone please tell me where it is from?

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