Candy Corn Nail Tutorial

Last week I mentioned a few nail art tutorials and this weekend I finally got around to trying out some nail art on my own nails. I wanted to make them Halloween-themed, probably orange and black, but while looking at all my nail polishes I stumbled upon the yellow shade I had. Then it hit me, candy corn nails! Maybe I would hate them, but maybe I would like them, so I knew I had to try it out. I got a little experimental and I’m not sure if this is the easiest way to paint your nails this way, but this is how I did it.

What you’ll need:
Orange polish
Yellow polish
White nail pen
Start out by painting your nails orange. Let your nails completely dry (I waited most of the day before moving to the next step). Then, wrap a piece of tape around your finger so that it is covering all of your nail except the base. Make sure you have a good seal between your nail and the tape.
Then paint over the area with your yellow nail polish. Wait until your nails are dry once again (I only waited about an hour this time) and peel off the tape. You should have a nice straight line of yellow on top of the orange.

Next I just took my white nail pen and carefully painted my nail tips white. Clean up around the edges a bit with some nail polish remover and a q-tip and you’re all set! You’ve got yourself some super festive nails for the Halloween holiday!

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  1. yellowfish 7 years ago

    OH my gosh, this is ADORABLE!

  2. Christie Cottage 7 years ago

    Too cute!


  3. Rachel W K 7 years ago

    they look so so cute! I dont think my hands are steady enough to pull this off!

    -rachel w k

  4. FUN! I agree with Rachel, my hands definitely would not be steady enough!

  5. Julie Ann 7 years ago

    If you don’t feel comfortable using the nail pen you can always wait till the yellow paint completely dries, and then use tape again to help make a straight line of white!

  6. Emma 7 years ago

    Ok, this is sooo cute!!

  7. Angie 7 years ago


  8. aquariann 7 years ago

    Super cute!! ^.^

  9. Brooke Shambley 7 years ago

    Every cute idea! I love that you used painters tape for this!

  10. LC 7 years ago

    I never thought about using painter’s tape! I used to use post-its 🙂

    It looks amazing!

  11. Reincarnations Art 7 years ago

    What an adorable ideal! I’ll have to save this for my niece, she’ll love it! 😉


  12. Candice 7 years ago

    Those are cute! I have totally unsteady hands when it comes to putting on nail polish so I’ll probably have to ask someone else to do them for me 🙂

  13. Amanda 7 years ago

    I found your blog through Etsy. I just pinned this tutorial to Pinterest. Love it!

  14. Virginie's Cinema 7 years ago

    The cutest nail idea ever!

    Very cool tutorial 🙂

    Virginie ♥

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  16. Jamie 7 years ago

    I LOVE this! So cute

  17. Wild and Precious 7 years ago

    way awesome! i’m going out right now to buy that stuff. i’ll win some total cool points with the youth group tonight!

    found you through follow fest & am a new follower! so glad to find you.

  18. Ashley M. 7 years ago

    These nails are fabulous! I am a new follower through the follow fest!


  19. angry birds rio 7 years ago

    Love it! thanks for sharing.

  20. Mary Kate 7 years ago

    LOVE This! I’m a new follower!!

  21. Frugal Big Girl 7 years ago

    New follower from the Followers Fest!
    LOVE your nails, I did something similar for my Halloween nails.
    Hope you have a chance to stop by my blog =)

  22. RoChele 7 years ago

    This is definitely the cutest thing I’ve seen this week! I wish it were Hallow’s Eve all over again!

  23. Y8 games 7 years ago

    I love it, thanks

  24. Maggie 6 years ago

    This is so cute! I think I am going to try it with neon pink, black and white! It looks super simple!

    Since you are a fellow beauty blogger I thought I would let you knwo about my first ever giveawy on my site! Its worth $200 of beauty products …

  25. misselayneous 6 years ago

    Hi! this is so cool..I tried looking for a nail art pen but I can’t find any. This tutorial is really cute..I’ll try this with my sassy nail art polish.

  26. ஐღReneeஐ 5 years ago

    hahaha cute!

  27. James Bond Bond 5 years ago

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