With Halloween nearing within the next couple weeks, I wanted to share with you a simple NOTD (that's Nail Of The Day) look with you inspired by the delicious little treats that grandparents share with us younguns. With three very bright colors, these candies combine autumn colors into a divine little treat.
By now, I hope you are able to guess to which little confection I am referring...
If you guessed CANDY CORN then you are absolutely correct! Sweet!
So here it is.
I went straight from memory the design of the candy corn. I assumed that it was going to be simple, but after I looked at an actual candy corn, I realized that I had gotten the yellow and orange backwards. Ooops. That's okay. You can just easily switch them. I'm going to keep my nails as-is because I don't see the point in wasting the polish. I love yellows and oranges at any time of year because their brightness cheers up my day.
So if you want to learn how to complete this NOTD look yourself, keep on reading! I provided links to where you will be able to purchase the exact colors if you so desire.
Albeit being backwards, I started off by painting my full nails this bright pale yellow color (Lemon Fizz by China Glaze). The first coat wasn't fully opaque, so I had to apply a second coat. If you want the candy corn design to be correct and not backwards like silly-me's, then I suggest painting your nails with the orange color instead. It is easier to use the middle color as a base since you won't have to paint and leave that gap open and make it look nice at the same time.
This particular orange shade is my favorite orange varnish to-date. It is called Mango Tango and is from Sally's Beauty Supply--their own branded polish. Not only does it cost just $1, but you only need one coat to be fully opaque. It is also very creamy. Apply this color to the tips of your nails as if you are doing a French-tip manicure. On my nails I did extend the orange past the white tips of my nails for color balance. Besides, the candy corn has more of the bottom color than any other.
Fill in the little moon area of your nails with a white color. Since I have a harder time applying color to a small area, I used the Art Deco nail art polish in white to easily apply the color inside since I do not have many nail art brushes. If you do, then you can just use what you have. LA Colors is available at Dollar Tree for...you guessed it! Only $1! So if you have one near you, you can save a dollar or two by shopping there, otherwise you can find them at most drugstores or online. (Here is a link).
Let your nails dry for about 20 minutes to half an hour depending on how much polish you have applied for full opacity. Once they are dry, apply your favorite top coat. My favorite is the Seche Vite one because it dries to a very shiny and strong, resilient coating. It makes your nails feel like they have been pampered at the salon. It is available at Sally's Beauty supply but it is cheaper to order online if you are buying several items. =]
So I hope you guys and gals have a fantastic day...and have fun with your candy corn inspired nail art!
|Isn't this adorable!?|
Sweets to the sweets,