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6 Trending Gel Nail Art Looks to Try at Home This Autumn

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Autumn is in the air and there’s no better way to embrace the season of beauty than having a gorgeous manicure to boot. Whilst the classic autumn manis are here to stay, we’ve rounded up six of the trendiest nail art looks to keep your sets spiced up all season long.

Rich in earthy, autumn tones, from chic French tips to whimsical forests and stylish animal prints, we’ve got you covered with the cosiest collection of autumn-inspired nail art designs. Whether you're snuggling up by the fire or out walking the fall foliage, these manicures will be the perfect finishing touch.

Pull on your favourite sweater and pour out a cup of hot chocolate, let’s find your set of the season.

Animal Print Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Easy Tiger gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Unleash your wild side with this playful animal print mani that roars with autumnal colour. Pairing a cosy, caramel nude Gel Nail Polish with a spicy pop of orange, this set perfectly matches the vibrancy of the season. Begin with a flawless nude base using French Kiss, before painting your fierce French Tips using a Thin Nail Art Brush and Easy Tiger. Create a reverse French effect at the bottom of your nail using Act Your Beige, before finishing with a Dotting Tool and Black Out to breathe your animal print to life. Whether you’re heading out or curling up by the fire, this gel manicure is sure to bring the excitement.

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To recreate our Animal Print gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

Magical Mushrooms Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Magical Mushrooms gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Enchanted forest vibes, this magical mushroom gel manicure takes you on a trip to your best nail art look yet. With an earthy feel, this set embraces the mystical side of autumn and will have you lost in its mesmerising beauty. Start by swirling shades of Green Gel Nail Polish, such as Amazonian and Thyme to Shine to create that rustic, natural charm. Taking the classy Red Velvet Gel Nail Polish, paint the tops of your mushrooms, before switching to Just White to paint the stems and spots. The perfect accessory for all your autumn adventures, with this set, you’ll feel like anything is possible.

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To recreate our Magical Mushrooms gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

Red Checkers Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Red Checkers gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

An autumn gel manicure that you’ll be racing to create, this trendy checkerboard nail art is the winner of the season. Combining a muted red Gel Nail Polish with a golden, pearly shimmer, this set gives your autumn mani a playful twist whilst staying true to its warm, cosy and inviting roots. After applying two coats of Pearlescent Rose Quartz Gel Nail Polish, simply paint on your grid lines using Red Velvet and your longest Thin Nail Art Brush in a slow, careful fashion. Cross the finish line by filling in the gaps to form your checkers, riding off into the distance with the perfect cosy mani - pumpkin spice latte in hand.

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To recreate our Red Checkers gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Multi French Tip Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Multi French Tips gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

A classic French manicure made better. Using effortless autumn tones, this multi-shade manicure gives your set a seasonal spin in a subtle way. Each tip should be painted in a classic autumnal, rich earthy shade, ranging from woody browns to forest greens, old golds, and everything in between. We’ve opted for French Kiss Gel Nail Polish as a base, with our French tips coloured using Cabin Fever, Au Naturel, Stumped, Into the Wild and Walking on Eggshells Gel Nail Polish. The perfect match for your seasonal wardrobe, this is a must-have in your autumn gel nail art rotation.

For a little help in creating the perfect French Tips at home, use our French Nail Tip Guides, designed for easy, consistent and accurate application every time.

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To recreate our Multi French Tip gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Cow Print Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Cow Print gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Animal print is popping up everywhere this season, and we’re glad that the udder-ly fabulous cow print is getting some attention. Whilst the star of the show, the rich brown Gel Nail Polishes, off-whites and golden details tie the look together. To create the cow print, simply use the Gel Nail Polish brush to dab spots of Dirtbag over top of Walking on Eggshells, and mix up the rest of your mani using Stumped, Shimmer Me Timbers, French Kiss and Poppin’ Bottles. Quick and easy to create using colours that are especially flattering, this is the perfect gel manicure for those looking to spend less time on their nail art and more time embracing the season’s splendour.

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To recreate our Cow Print gel nail art, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.

Tortoiseshell Tips Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Tortoiseshell Tips gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

Embrace the beauty of the outdoors and the changing of the seasons with this stunning tortoiseshell gel manicure. The perfect combination of earthy and edgy, this set mixes Pining For You, a sheer, forest Green Gel Nail Polish with timeless tortoiseshell tips. Easily created using our Tortoiseshell Polish Pack, simply mix Rich Mahogany and Colonel Mustard together on a Nail Art Palette, and paint your French tip. Apply a thin coat of Blooming Gel to your tip, dab on spots of Dirtbag, followed by Stumped and Black Out using your Oblique Brush, before painting an outline using Pining For You. Bringing a touch of nature to your fingertips, with this set, you can experience the magic of autumn from the cosy confines of your own home.

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To recreate our Tortoiseshell Tips gel nail art, watch our Youtube tutorial here.

This autumn, why not make a seasonal statement? Get cosy by the fire, set up your Gel Nail Kit and get started on creating the perfect autumnal mani. Let us ‘fall’ for your creations by tagging us @gelous.co!

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