Halloween Candy Corn Nails

With Halloween just days away, I thought I’d take my seasonal obsession with candy corn to the next level by painting my nails to look like my favorite trick-or-treat sweet. Here’s a style expert’s step-by-step guide on how to get Halloween Candy Corn Nails from Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon.

Halloween Candy Corn Nail Design

You can certainly find similar nail colors from brands like Essie, but here are my picks for getting the brightness of candy corn so your fingernails will be nearly identical when you’ve got a handful of the real treat.

1 – Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella in Sun).

2 – Apply nail art stickers (à la hole reinforcers cut in half that you can pick up at Staples and make your life easier when trying to apply the polish). Apply two on each nail as shown below.

Stickers for DIY Candy Corn NailsDIY Candy Corn Nail Design

3 – Working on one nail at a time paint the inside area the nail stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun).

4 – Carefully remove the stickers.

5 – Repeat on all other nails. Allow five minutes for nails to dry and finish with a top coat (Lauren R. Gel Like Top Coat). And voilà you’ve got sweet looking nails ready to dig into a bowl of candy.

Nail Polish for Candy Corn Nails

While my hands will look sweet I’ll be wearing this mask to scare all the trick-or-treaters as they dip their hands in the bowl for Kit Kats, Snickers and Nestle Crunch bars.

Scary Halloween Mask

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