Pumpkins are a blank canvas for creepy cut-outs, funny faces, and pretty designs. The endless options, however, also present a unique challenge: It’s up to you to figure out if you want to go cute, spooky, funny, or classic with your pumpkin display. Not to mention, you have to decide whether you want to deal with the mess of carving pumpkins or take a less-messy approach with paint and glue.
Luckily, this quick and easy DIY lays out the answer for you. These marbled pumpkins, which can be customized with different nail polish shades, are a simple way to add color to your front porch, stoop, or home’s interior this Halloween. You can go as bold, glittery, or neutral as you’d like, and even pick nail polish colors that match the rest of your Halloween decor for a seamless look. Although you can’t go wrong with most color combinations, try to mix nail polish shades in different tones (cool and warm) and textures (metallic and matte) to achieve a more eye-catching piece.
Stick to artificial pumpkins — white, black, orange, your call — so that you can put your marbleized beauties on display year after year. Because if you’re going to put in the work now (no matter how easy it is), you might as well reap the benefits during all the Halloweens to come.
Fill plastic container with warm water. (FYI: Use one that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained.)
One by one, pour different colors of nail polish onto the water. Try to pour as close to the surface as possible to make sure the nail polish floats.
Moving quickly, dip the part of the pumpkin you want painted into the nail polish and water mixture.
Lift the pumpkin out of the water and let excess nail polish drip off. Set pumpkin aside to dry completely.
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Give one or more of these tricks a try, and your take on this classic holiday dessert will steal the show.
A harsh reality has set in: It’s no longer hot enough for sipping fróse on outdoor patios in our favorite breezy dresses or denim shorts. Fall is in full swing, and our vibe for the next few months is the warmer and cozier, the better. The same goes for our beauty routine — especially our nails.The splashy neons and soft pastels we’ve taken to the beach this summer have officially been phased out by warm, vampy shades, but we aren’t complaining. There’s something undeniably chic about pairing the perfect burgundy, cinnamon-brown, or army-green polish with a hot cup of spiked cider and your favorite oversized sweater. It’s the finishing touch on any autumnal beauty look.The pros are embracing fall-friendly shades, so we asked them for their favorite dark nail polishes to get you in the spirit. Check them out, ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. KB Shimmer Wine Not? Nail PolishCommitting to one single nail color is tricky enough, but with this KBShimmer shade, you don’t have to be married to a flat tone. “This is a shade-shifting color,” celebrity nail artist Tracylee Percival tells us. “It changes colors depending on how the light hits it.” In fact, this formula has hints of wine, copper, gold, and green. “All of these shades are fall-friendly and look great on all complexions,” she says. “I love how I never know what the dominant color will be when I am wearing this.”kb shimmer KBShimmer Wine Not Nail Polish, $, available at OPI Nail Polish in Things I’ve Seen In Amber-GreenPercival also loves pulling this shade out as soon as the temps drop. “This is a creamy, forest-green shade that reminds me of apple picking and hiking,” she says. The formula is super opaque, and two thin coats of color are all you need for a bold manicure. OPI OPI Things I’ve Seen in Aber-green, $, available at Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Spill The WineA glass of merlot is much more satisfying when you’re holding it with twinning fingertips — and Deborah Lippmann has a perfect match. “This is a beautiful berry shade that will look great with jewel-toned clothing as the season changes,” Lippmann says. Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish in Spill The Wine, $, available at SephoraPear Nova Gel Lacquer in After PartyBlack nail polish is a manicure staple, but it’s easy to get bored after a week or so. In that case, opt for an onyx polish that has some oomph. Professional nail artist Charlyne Muhammad likes this new Pear Nova formula, which has a charcoal base with flecks of holographic shimmer. Pear Nova Gel Lacquer In After Party, $, available at Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like SpiceA fall color palette would be incomplete without a shade of pumpkin spice. Paintbox founder Eleanor Langston says this brick-colored polish has been in high demand. “It’s reminiscent of the rust and cinnamon shades of fall foliage,” she says. “It has warm undertones that go well with the textures of the seasonal wools, cashmere, and suedes.” In short — it goes with every outfit, therefore we need it. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Spice, $, available at PaintboxOPI Nail Polish in Malaga WineFor the September issue of Allure Magazine, celebrity manicurist Bachik painted Selena Gomez’s nails in OPI’s Malaga Wine, a warm burgundy shade that’ll pop against your cream-colored sweaters this season. OPI OPI – OPI Nail Polish, Malaga Wine, $, available at WalmartOPI Nail Polish in Fall-Ing Milan Think of this cream-colored OPI polish as a chai latte for your fingertips. Darlene Sritapan, licensed nail technician and OPI’s North America Education & Capability Manager, says that it’s her go-to when chilly weather rolls around. “It’s the perfect neutral shade with just a hint of shimmer,” she says. “It complements all of my fall outfits.”OPI OPI Nail Polish, Milan Nail Lacquer Nail Polish Collection, $, available at AmazonChanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour Rouge NoirBachik also gave this sleek Chanel burgundy lacquer his “fall flavor” stamp of approval. It’s a versatile shade to add to your collection since it’s moody worn alone, but instantly turns festive when paired with a shimmery metallic accent nail. Chanel LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour Rouge Noir, $, available at ChanelLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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