Nail Art Tutorial: Candy Corn Nails

Halloween Candy Nail Art Tutorial & SwatchHurray! It’s October! Why am I so excited? Hallowe’en is right around the corner, and it’s one of my favourite holidays in the entire year.

I’ve actually been prepping a few posts for this month to make sure that I get in some Hallowe’en nail art. And I still have plenty more ideas that I need to work on.

To start off the first festive nail art extravaganza, I bring you Candy Corn Nails! Who doesn’t love this yummy seasonal candy?

Funny thing: I’ve always been self-conscious about the shape of my ring-finger’s nail – it’s narrower at the top near the cuticle and then flares out. But, for candy corn nail art, the shape actually makes it look more like the candy! :D Woo hoo!

Candy Corn Nail Art Swatches

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Candy Corn Nail-Art Tutorial & Swatches

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Halloween Candy Corn Nail Art Tutorial & Swatches

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Halloween Nails Candy Corn Nail Art Tutorial

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Halloween Candy Nail Art Tutorial & Swatch

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*~* Candy Corn Nail Art Tutorial *~*

What I Used:

  1. Nubar Foundation Base Coat
  2. China Glaze Papaya Punch
  3. Orly Spark
  4. OPI Alpine Snow
  5. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Step 1: Apply a Base Coat

Step 2: Paint Your Nails Orange

You could just paint each colour in sections, but I found that this made the lines less lumpy.

Wait about 10-15 minutes to allow for the orange polish to dry a bit before proceeding to the next step.

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Step 3: Add the Yellow Stripe on Top

It’s okay if the stripe isn’t straight. Candy corns aren’t perfectly striped, either.

Step 4: Add the White Stripe on the Tip of Your Nails

Don’t forget to paint the free edge of your nails so the tips are also white.

Wait about 10-15 minutes to allow for this to dry a bit so you have less chance of smudging the design.

Candy Corn Nails Nail Art Tutorial

Step 5: Apply a Top Coat

Step 6: Be Proud That You’re Showing Your Stripes & Having Fun Acting like a Big Kid!

Will you be going trick-or-treating this year or taking your kids out? What are your favourite Hallowe’en treats to eat?

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34 thoughts on “Nail Art Tutorial: Candy Corn Nails

  1. Maribeth

    MMMmmm…yummy! I love candy corn! My new halloween obsession is the “limited edition” M&M’s that are white chocolate candy corn flavored! They are so good. They are only available at Walmart :/ and that’s a hike for me which in reality is good because I could easily eat 7 full sized bags. Your nails came out fab, and I love your special “candy corn shaped” ring finger! :)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maribeth!

      Oh, I haven’t seen those special M&Ms yet…probably because I don’t shop really at Wal-Mart. Maybe they’ll later be sold at other places. Hehe, first exclusive makeup at Wal-Mart (i.e. Hard Candy…the only reason I even went to Wal-Mart in years…hehe) and now exclusive candy? Nooooooo! :P

      Hehe, I’m glad that you liked my candy-corn-shaped finger. ;) For once my insecurity became a strength!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Leah!

      Hehe, that’s the spirit! :) I love candy corn, but I can only eat small amounts of it at a time and then the taste isn’t as good. But for the first bunch I eat…YUM! And I love how they’re soft.

      Happy Saturday to you! :) So far my day’s going well – it’s a beautiful sunny day here, so I’ll be heading out shortly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Emily!

      You don’t see enough oranges out there. And this one is really fun to wear. I find that it’s bright enough for summer, yet also is a good cartoon-pumpkin orange. Although, really, you can wear any colour any time of year. :) (Hehe, I wear my neons even in the winter…and they look awesome and even brighter especially when there’s snow all around! Blinding!)

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  2. Jacqui

    OMG!!!!! This is so cute! Everyone seems to hate on candy corn, but it is my favorite Halloween candy =) I am intrigued by these white chocolate candy corn M&M’s that Maribeth is talking about, I mat have to get my hands on those. Anyways, I am going to have to try this manicure this year, I am a sucker for anything having to do with halloween =)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jacqui!

      Some people hate candy corn? Whaaaaaaaaat? It’s so yummy…as long as you don’t eat loads of it at once (then it makes me not like it as much).

      If you try those special candy corn M&Ms, please come back and let me know what you think. I’m curious, too, but I don’t know if I’m going to travel all the way to a Wal-Mart just to get candy…haha. It’s a bit of a hike for me, too.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey preciouspearl!

      Thanks! :) I have a few more Hallowe’en nail-art posts coming up soon, and in a few days, I need to work on some more. (I’m still wearing Chanel Peridot, and I want to wear it until it chips…hehe)

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  3. Marta

    LOL! Your nail shape is scrumptious! lol! You know, sometimes the “ugly duckling” steals the show…
    I’ve never been a fan of this candy… but it looks exceptionally delicious as nail art.
    In case you think I’m a bit weird… I came to Canada when I was 10 years old… and probably didn’t try this candy till a few years later… I think my taste buds were on a bit of a strike and so it never came to be…
    Loooove it on your nails though :)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Haha, I may need to keep my fingers away from your mouth. One chomp and there goes my blog livelihood! Although why my fingers would be so close to your mouth to begin with, I have no idea! :P

      I’ve lived in Canada my whole life, and when I was a kid, I never cared for candy corn. I was more into those caramel squares and those Rocket powdery tablets. I didn’t actually like the way the Rocket tablets tasted. I only ‘liked’ them because my mom didn’t let me eat them. So when my friends gave me some and I ate them, disobedience tasted so good…hehe!

      It was only a few years ago when I tried candy corn again that I started enjoying it (but in moderation, or it gets bland). I must be getting older. Soon I’ll be putting jam and pickle juice on my steaks. Haha, ewwww! I hope not!

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  4. Vivian

    omg! your ring finger looks just like the candy!! It’s shaped perfectly! For me the best part of halloween is going to grocery stores the day after and picking up all the chocolate/candy for 50% off.

    This year I’m going to try to make jack o lanterns using small black rhinestones over an orange coat. the reality will probably be that I won’t be able to fit so many rhinestones on my smaller nails.

    I can’t wait to see what you’re going to be showing us this month!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vivian!

      Haha, by next year, I will completely turn into a giant piece of candy corn. :P Then I will be happy about some people not wanting to eat candy corn.

      YES – I also love getting the discounted goodies, too! :D It’s like the adult version of trick-or-treating.

      Your idea of Jack O’Lanterns with black rhinestones sounds awesome! If you end up trying it, please take photos and show me. I haven’t seen anyone do that before, and I bet it would look so badass! :D

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Makeup Dr. Shari!

      Thank you so much! :) Of course, you’re more than welcome to mention me on your blog and link back here. I’m very honoured!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amber!

      You’re welcome! :) I’ve really been enjoying showing all the steps. I think it makes nail art less intimidating when you see that from one step to another, it’s not so bad. Hope that more people will try it and realize that you don’t need to be a professional or even very artistic. All people have to do is try it, and I think they’ll surprise themselves at how well they can do it if they put the effort in.

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    1. Mary Post author

      The The Lacquered Lady!

      You can still do it on short nails, but it might be easier if you use nail guides to help you for each section if there isn’t too much space and if freehanding the lines is difficult. :)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ruthe!

      Hehe, glad you liked it. It was really easy to do, and for once my ring finger’s nail is the star of the show for a good reason. ;)

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  5. Wick'a Dee Witch

    I’ve been wearing candy corn nails as part of my witch costume for 3 years now. I wait until someone comments on my cute candy corn fingernails, and then I go into this bit, “Would you like to see my fingernail collection? I save my fingernails in here.” Then I unzip my little witch satchel and take out a candy corn or two. It’s so fun to see the reaction; most kids take one and pop it in their mouth! I also carry a small vial of “Sand Hanitizer… In case I run into a Sand-Witch!”

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Wick’a Dee Witch!

      Hahahaha! I love your sense of humour! I bet that when you mention your fingernail collection, at first they’re really grossed out…haha, but then they see the candy corn treats and then laugh! What a fun idea! (Hehe, and this is the one time when biting ‘nails’ isn’t a bad thing. :P)

      You’re such a pun-ster! I love it!

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