Monday, October 10, 2011

Candy Corn Inspired Nails


One of my favorite things about October is Candy Corn. My mother in law has this cute candy corn dish that inspired this nail design. This was the toughest one I have done, and to be honest it looks better from a distance. When you get up close and personal, you can see all the little mistakes. I free handed using my left hand and then used tape as a guide for my left hand. Here are the steps I did. Let me know if you try it and find an easier way.

1. Paint Nails white (paint the whole nail white, I did half and it showed through only 1/2)
2. Let each color completely dry, you can speed up the process by using a hair dryer
3. Cut the tape with a slight roundness to it and tape off the white section (as if you were doing a french manicure)
4. Apply 2 coats of Orange polish, remove tape promptly and let completely dry
5. Tape halfway down the orange section using the same piece of tape so that the curve is the same on each nail, and apply yellow polish.
6. Remove tape and let completely dry.
7. Apply a top coat

This was a fun Halloween design, I think I am going to try it again using white, gold and silver.

What color combos do you think would look good?
Do you have any other Halloween Nail Ideas? 

3 comments:

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

There you go with another amazing nail post! And I'm an even bigger fan because it's Halloween themed. :)

~ Angela
grahamandangela.blogspot.com

Jessica Wray said...

I have to try this!!! However, mine will probably just turn into a mess.

siddathornton said...

hey whitney! thanks for the comment on my blog :) yes, my parents made the topiaries. they already had the big, black urns on either side of the doorway - they just bought the three different sized pumpkins & we added the moss (that was sold in a bag at a craft store) between each layer to really finish off the look.

i LOVE the candy corn nails - so festive & cute! hope you're having a lovely tuesday.