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”)
Clear top coat

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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.

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9 years ago

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.

9 years ago

SO pretty definitely will give this a try.

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

This is so cute and it looks easy to do too.

9 years ago

What kind of tape did you use? The last time I attempted to use tape to make designs on my nails it peeled up the first coat of polish..

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

so cuuute.

– christina

9 years ago

doing this tonight!

9 years ago

Think I’m going to have to try this out, this nail look is just lovely!

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9 years ago

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

9 years ago

Just wondering what you use for your photo editing, your pictures are amazing! :) Thanks!

9 years ago

Love it! But where are the rings from??? They are lovely!