VALLEY’s Guide to The Best Autumn Manicure

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There are many things about summer that VALLEY doesn’t want to end. Long sunny days on the beach? Warm nights roasting smores by the fire? Though some will have to wait another year for the weather to warm up again, VALLEY is cheerily saying goodbye to the bright pops of summer color and hello to bold autumnal reds, browns and greens. Gear up for the arrival of crisp weather, sweater-centric fashion and spooky season vibes with a quick change of your nail color. Go for the Instagram famous glazed donut trend with a twist or welcome the change in leaves with a bold red. Whether you are looking for a simple manicure or Instagram worthy nails, you’ll want to Instagram your nails with every pumpkin spice latte after reading about these nine nails looks alongside VALLEY’s favorite products to achieve them.

Hailey Bieber’s Glazed Donut Nails
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The undisputed “manicure of the summer” decidedly goes to Hailey Bieber’s viral glazed donut nails. With every nail trend search, you’ll be sure to find this identifiable milky and pearlescent finish among the top picks. And one step ahead of the game, Hailey has recently upped the stakes debuting the cousin of the glazed donut: brown glaze. Still donning an opalescent finish, Bieber chose a chocolate donut as the successor, and we are here for it.

Barbiecore Power
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In preparation for the upcoming Barbie movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, pink nails are transcending to popularity. Any variation of pink will do, but social media has stressed funkier and more psychedelic vibes. Pink tie-dyes, marbles, and swirl patterns will be big this fall if you want to sway from the usual darker colors.

Red! Red! Red!
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Long red nails will never go out of style — but they are especially in for the fall months. Follow celebrities like Selena Gomez or Rihanna as they change their summer pastels to bright ruby reds and dark maroons.

Old Hollywood Half Moons
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With the arrival of the Marilyn Monroe movie, “Blonde”, we are here for the old Hollywood glamour vibe. BeautyTok and us here at VALLEY are convinced this look will make a major comeback this upcoming fall!

Cool Khakis, Muted Lilacs, and Chocolatey Browns, Oh my!
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With olive in style for your wardrobe, why not get the nails to match? If olive isn’t for you, opt for the mauve or chocolatey browns that are proving to be the neutrals of this season.

Milky Neutrals is the New French
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While most brides opt for the simple French manicure, Jennifer Lopez chose to wear her nails long, almond-shaped, semi-transparent and milky for her marriage to actor Ben Affleck. If you want to spice up the basics, opt for this instead of a French for a perfect set of nails that say “I do.”

Metallics and All That Shines
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Metallic polishes have been hot for a long time and aren’t going away any time soon. If you want to change up your form of shine, we encourage a metallic French tip.

Tailgate Trends
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Now here is the tricky part. How do you get a fun fall nail look while still matching for football season? Keep it simple with more chocolatey nude and navy-blue accents. Cute little heart decals or paw prints would be perfect to add to any of your favorite nail looks to say “we are” without betraying Penn State this fashion-forward season.

Creepy Cuticles
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Our favorite Penn State holiday, Halloweekend, is coming soon. So, while you scrounge up your favorite costumes on Pinterest, we want to provide nails that add to your spooky look. Black is always an easy choice, but if you are afraid to venture so dark, bare nudes or neutrals with ghost or pumpkin decals are a great choice for the eerie season.

While VALLEY begins to make the switch from iced coffees to warm lattes, screenshot every Halloween inspo outfit and endlessly search “fall nails” on Pinterest, we urge you to take one of these ideas to your next nail appointment or before gathering your at-home manicure supplies. When you do make that beautiful Instagram post, make sure to tag us @VALLEYmag showing off your new look. VALLEY can’t wait to see it!


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