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Updated on Aug 17, 2020. Posted on Sep 21, 2014

20 DIY Nail Tutorials You Need To Try This Fall

#AutumnNails.

1. Half Moon Mani with a French Tip Twist

cosmopolitan.com

Get the how-to at Cosmopolitan.

2. Textured Gilded Mani

The gilded layer is stamped on with tin foil, and you can amp up the contrast by using gold and silver polishes. Directions here.

3. Easy Seasonal Stripes

4. Gradient Dots

5. Copper Leaf Starburst Mani

thebeautydepartment.com

All hail gold leaf sheets. Tutorial here.

6. Autumn Leaves

Find the how-tos here and here.

7. Jewel Tones

lovemaegan.com

A fall classic, and rightfully so. Directions here.

8. Super Simple Spooky Nails

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Start with a coat of black, then use two different-sized dotting tools (like a Q-tip and a thin water-based Sharpie) for an easy accent nail. Directions here.

9. Layer-Loving Mani

10. Nude + Neon French Tips

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A minimalist look that works for all seasons — depending on the color combo you choose for the tips. Directions here.

11. Supernatural Nails

12. Fall Ombré Nails

Elizabeth Griffin via cosmopolitan.com

No judgement if you stop at step #2. (Experts that can make it all the way to #7: Teach me your ways.) Directions here.

13. Gold Feathered Manicure

14. Minimalist Nude and Metallic Mani

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An easy way to upgrade the standard nude nail. Directions here.

15. Elegant Halloween Nails

16. Two-Tone Taped Mani

Fool-proof, and works every time. Find the how-to here.

17. Water-Based Metallic Sharpie Mani

18. Flat Matte Nails

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You can make almost any polish matte by mixing in a bit of cornstarch before you apply it. Learn more here.

19. Harvest French Tips

20. Pumpkin Nails