Missing manicures? This at-home nail art gives you the salon treatment

Between busy school schedules, sports practices and mountains of HW piling up, it can be tough to make time for an Insta-worthy mani. But a packed planner doesn't mean you should miss out on the most *adorable* autumn nail looks.

Whether you're looking for a neon '90s vibe or a fresh metallic coat, we've rounded up three of the *cutest* DIY nail finds for fall.

Nail Wig Stroke Effects

How does it work? Nail Wig's effects can be applied over a base coat of gel polish. Each effect—from holographic Halo to sparkling Glitter—takes your lewk from plain to pop. One of our faves: Foil. The glimmering gold paper layers over any mani, presses to perfection and gives total dimension to go with your witchy Halloween costume or your orange-red autumn 'fit. Searching for more trick-or-treat moods? The Glo effect has black light properties that, well, glow, while the Chrome effect gives a luminous finish to your polish. Nail Wig, $8

Sally Hansen

The famed brand's I Heart Nail Art Pen is *so* what you need for your next mani makeover. With an easy-to-control fine tip and *so* many creative colors, the pen is *perfect* for doodling fabulous flowers, matching with your bestie or adding a French finish. Try out *any* trend—from the drip effect to leopard print—with this DIY application. Bonus: It's a super fun sleepover activity! Amazon, $7

Olive & June

Olive & June's Pumpkin Spice Latte Kit is *so* your autumn aesthetic. The set includes four stunning polishes (ranging from cinnamon cocoa to sandy apricot) plus a glossy top coat, and it's the ultimate match for your chilly sweater weather glow. Mix and match the colors or switch it up every week for endless fall looks. Olive & June, $40 

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by Katherine Hammer | 9/29/2020