Friday, October 7, 2011

Candy Corn Nails


Last year, I created this fun candy corn manicure, and one year later it is still one of my absolute favorite nail designs.  Halloween is quickly approaching, so now is the perfect time to try out this easy and festive fall manicure.

Step One
PAINT NAILS YELLOW


I used two coats of OPI Need Sunglasses? because I love how bright it is, but pretty much any yellow should work.  Make sure this is dry before moving to step 2.

Step Two
PAINT ORANGE STRIPES


I freehanded the stripes, but you could use french nail guides to make them neater (but definitely make sure the base coat is dry if you do that).  I made the stripes curved, because I thought that looked more candy corn-like.  To do this, I painted from the left of the nail to the middle using the flatter side of the brush, then I painted from the right side over, connecting the two arcs.  Then I filled everything in up to the tips of my nails.  For this, I used OPI Flit A Bit.  Let that dry before moving to step 3.

Step Three
PAINT WHITE TIPS


Complete the candy corns by adding white tips.  This can also be done with french nail guides, as long as the polish below is totally dry.  I freehanded this using the Kiss Nail Art Striper in white.  This has a really thin, tiny brush, which is perfect for finer detail work.

Step Four
TOP COAT TIME!


To finish my mani, I applied two coats of Seche Vite.  This helped to smooth out the layered feeling, plus it gives tons of shine.
Now go show off your fabulous Halloween nails :)

14 comments:

Cristina - PeeBeforePolish said...

Super funny (and sunny! :D ) manicure!
Here in Italy a veeery long summer has just ended and I'm a bit sad. So I appreciate even more a coloured mani like this! :)

Chester said...

I love this mani!! Great you're sporting it again this year!

rock-or-not said...

So funny!
I love it!
Reminds me an ice cream!

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Annika - Dragonfly Polish said...

Oh, I love this manicure!

whimsicalglam said...

This makes me want candy so badly!!

karo said...

so cool :)
I like this manicure ;)

GothamPolish said...

I love that there's no question this is candy corn :)

Akuma Kanji said...

I like this manicure a lot. It's so funny ^__^

Kimberly said...

My memory is fragile so I didn't trust myself when I first thought 'didn't Brooke do that last year too?' I love the candy corn colors!

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

SO cute!

Misseblog said...

Cute nails :) xx

I Drink Nail Polish said...

Such a perfect Halloween mani! So cute! Love it! <3

kittypolishnbags said...

I think this and one of the Kondas you did are my favorites still to date!

 
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