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! :)