Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Great, But These Manicures Are Better

November 18, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

Call me basic if you must, but the second November rolls around, you can catch me drinking pumpkin spice lattes around the clock. And yes, I also indulge in sweet-smelling candles, a heck of a lot of Thanksgiving pie and, of course, a pumpkin spice-themed manicure. From nails with coffee mugs perfectly painted on them to orange and brown gradients, I’m rounding up my favorite mani inspo for the season, below, so you can get in on the fun, too. 


Double Shot 

Grab a Frappuccino, ask for a shot of espresso and recreate this nail look for the ultimate fall aesthetic. With sweet treats, coffee cups and pumpkins galore, this mani is everything we want from this season.


Pumpkin Patch 

Didn’t get to go pumpkin picking this season? Fear not, this gradient manicure makes for an equally adorable photo op. To recreate the look at home, just stick to orange, brown and beige polishes with similar undertones. 


Sugar and Spice 

While you may have yet to master making gorgeous foam designs in your coffee at home, creating the same concept on your nails is a lot easier. All you have to do is lay down a base coat, let it dry and then use a dotting tool and a light color to create swirls. We love the heart here, but feel free to make it your own.


Gimme the Caffeine 

Can we just take a second to appreciate the calligraphy on this manicure? Even though we may not be able to replicate the handwriting, we’ll be sure to try out this yellow and orange color combo. 


Extra Foam, Please

If you drink coffee every day (hi, yes, me), then you’re familiar with this milk and coffee swirl. And what better way to show your appreciation for pumpkin spice lattes than to create the drink on your manicure? Just paint your base a neutral shade and then start swirling a darker brown along the tips.


Coffee-Colored Dreams 

Keep your look sleek and simple (with a dash of spice) by recreating this look. The brown polish gives the manicure a sophisticated edge, but the cream swirls add a fun dash of pumpkin spice flavor. 


Photo: Shannon @marvel_ous_nails

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