Martha Lynn here, and just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean we’re allowed to ignore our precious toes and fingernails! The fall nail trends I’ve been seeing lately are so much fun, and will leave you running to your favorite nail salon. I have to admit I was never a fan of nail art, but since I joined Pinterest I can’t get enough of the creative ways out there to dress up your fingers. Bold nails are making a huge comeback on the fashion scene, and even if you’re scared to take the plunge with statement designs, I recommend experimenting with one nail or even getting started on your toes.

Dressed Up Neutrals:  I love the way this look is subtle enough for everyday, but adds a bit of “party” to your nails. These would be perfect for the holidays and already have me thinking about my New Years plans!


Coral:  This unexpected pairing of coral and beige makes this typically summer color very fall-appropriate… and a splash of gold is always welcome! from hello giggles

Matte:  Something about matte polish looks so wintery and adds a little something special. In love with the way this version has it paired with high gloss for a gorgeous contrast!

Metallic: This look is seriously bold… metallic polish makes your nails look like a piece of jewelry and would perfectly compliment a little black dress!

Confetti Nails: This look is so much fun, but it’s really the technique I love, and can see it in berry shades for fall!  I love how this one has the “confetti” concentrated in the corner.

Neon: I absolutely love the bright yellow paired with the black and white.  Neon is a great way to brighten up your look during the drab winter months.

Stripes: Go bold with thick stripes or keep things minimal with one skinny stripe on each nail.

Ombre Nails: From hair to the runways, ombre is everywhere right now, so it makes perfect sense that it’d show up on your nails. You can achieve this look by adding a drop of white to your polish as you paint!

…and my new go-to polish for achieving these looks is Megan Miller (coming soon to Mirror Mirror!) — great colors and the bottle is a little work of art!

tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale

23 comments
  1. 1
    allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } | October 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    These pictures really make me want to get in on the nail art trend! My nail polish always chips. :/

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    • Martha Lynn Kale | October 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Have you tried shellac? Life changing!

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    • kaylie | February 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      make sure to use nailpolish remover before applying, (to remove excess oil) then make sure to use base coat and topcoat. 🙂

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    Lauren | October 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    i’m definitely into the bold nails trend…. after a 14 year hiatus from my middle school days of scouring the limited too nail polish bins. love doing nuetral with just a dash of glitter at the base of the nailbed. ex: http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525064959431/

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    • Martha Lynn Kale | October 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Love this!!

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    Yelle | October 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Love that black and thin gold striped one! Quite fun finds!

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    Et tu, tutu? | October 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Ahhh, I love that metallic gold polish! Where can I find some??

    -Lindsey

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    • Martha Lynn Kale | October 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Let me do a little searching! There is a lot of metallic out there but I’m thinking we want the shiny like in the photo?!

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      • Et tu, tutu? | October 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        Yes, exactly. I’ve seen some matte golds but the shiny chrome look is so cool and I can’t find it anywhere!

        -Lindsey

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        • Katlyn | January 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

          I’ve seen that shiny gold in nail strips but not in a liquid polish yet

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        • Jennifer | January 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

          It’s gold sharpie!

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    • Elizabeth | April 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

      I found it via a french blog. It’s called Buy Me a Cameo by Essie! Still available on amzn. It took a while to find it. Bisous!

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  5. 5
    Katy | October 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for the feature!

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    • Martha Lynn Kale | October 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Love your work! Besides yours…which one is your fav?

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      • Katy | October 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        The ombre look is still something I haven’t ventured into, and those colors work wonderfully together.

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    jenna | August 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    what is the name of that Essie nail polish under dressed up neutrals?

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    • Abylove | December 30, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Essie good to go

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    Abylove | December 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Essie good to go,mirror metallics

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