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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Candy Corn in the Halloween Void!


I'm having a fun time naming my Halloween nail art looks, can you tell? Haha.

What's a Halloween theme without some candy corn! I actually wore the base of these nails (the gradient on it's own) to a pumpkin carving party earlier in the week and it was a huge hit. I'm always surprised by how much people outside of the blogging community love nail gradients. I mean, it's great for me since when I do their nails gradients are so easy to do, but I always go in expecting them to prefer fancy free-hand work. Shows what I know. :) Anyway, enough about that. Let's get into the nails!


This was a surprisingly easy look to pull together. I really need to work on my tutorial formatting because this design would be perfect for a tutorial. But I'm getting off-topic again!

For the majority of my nails I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and then did a candy corn themed gradient with Snow Me White, Essie Orange, It's Obvious! and Nicole by OPI Hit The Lights. For my accent nail I did two small patches of white base and then did tiny gradient patches on top of it. Once everything was dry I used Sinful Colors Black on Black to outline the candy corn on my accent nail and then filled in around it, and then used a striping brush and more black to paint candy corn outlines on top of my gradient base. Seal it all with a layer of top coat and you're done!


I really really love how this look came out, and it's definitely my favourite in recent memory. I also like that my camera is starting to play nice and took some decent pictures.

So with all that done, I just have one last question: Candy Corn - delicious food item or just good for Halloween design inspiration? Personally I can't stand it to eat it!

Thanks for visiting! :)

11 comments:

  1. Love them! I'm one of those who loves gradients too haha I've tried doing them but I need to practice more.
    I've never tried candy corn actually!

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  2. What a cool idea! They turned out great too.

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  3. This looks great! I love gradients - they're such a simple way to get a gorgeous look :)

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  5. I love the accent nail. The candy corns really pop off the black background. Kudos on doing such small gradients on that nail by the way.

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  6. The candy corn on the black nail look good enough to eat!

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  7. Very fun! Even as a blogger, I still loooove a good gradient haha :)

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  8. I've never had candy corn, just never feel like trying them. I love gradient! even with the messy cleanup, but not sure I like doing it on other people, haha. Great job here, I really like your candy corn!

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  9. Fun candy corn nails! I like the black!

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