28 October 2012

Candy Corn Gradient

Top of my Halloween nail art list to try, practically compulsory, was some candy corn nail art. At no other time of the year do I ever say, "Ooh, know what I could really go for? Some candy corn!" But come October, it's the go-to candy; no other sweets say Halloween like candy corn can. Except for maybe candied apples, but the only time I ever tried eating an actual candied apple, I was so convinced I was going to lose a tooth any second that it was more of an exercise in caution than an actual, y'know, snack.

So yes, I'm on the candy corn nails bandwagon with a gradient...

Halloween candy corn nails

The colours are all OPI: My Boyfriend Scales Walls (off-white), In My Back Pocket (orange), and Need Sunglasses? (yellow). Much as I use and love these polishes, it's nearly time to get back-ups of all three of them--and hopefully I'm not running as low as I think I might be because they've still got some work ahead of them this week!

candy corn gradient nails

Next up: skulls! Or if I completely fail at that idea...something totally different!

It's nice to have a plan. ^_^

43 comments:

  1. LOVE these lady! Did you do the sponge gradient? I've not mastered that yet. You did such a great job on these!

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    1. Thank you so much, Tara!! Yes, I sponged these colours, all 3 at once, then went back over individually to blend them a little more. I definitely haven't mastered it yet either, but it's a lot of fun to do!

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  2. awesome, great gradient, your candy corn looks so yummy :D

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  3. So cute, I've never tried Candy corn.. isn't that awful!

    Jazz x

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    1. Haha, thanks, Jazz! Do you mean the nails or the candies themselves? If nails, I really had fun with these. If candy...sugar rush!! :D

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  4. Super cute! I've been meaning to get Need Sunglasses? lately. I realized I don't have a great true yellow!

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    1. I really love Need Sunglasses?--it's a great, bright yellow. Not too pale, not too neon. Thank you, Chelsea! :D

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  5. these are very very pretty! :)

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  6. Aw man, I am so copy-catting this (and hopefully send you some traffic =D). As for candied apples. if you get one and slice it around the core (9 pieces including core) you can eat them without breaking a tooth while having an even apple:chocolate/caramel per bite ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sharra! Copy away! Excellent tip on the candy apples too. ;)

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  7. Cute! I think I'm going to do some Candy Corn nails for Halloween also.

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  8. Elizabeth! I so love this! I am also with you- I love candy corns this time of year ;-) I also love the idea of candy apples, but am also always afraid of becoming toothless because of them! hahahah Too funny!

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    1. Haha! Thank you so much, Maribeth! ^_^

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  9. It's so pretty and candy corn is the first thought :)

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  10. I am with you...candy corn is my go-to fall/Halloween candy! I try my hardest to hold off on eating it until October 1st, but it's always hard! Your nails look great, and I'm looking forward to seeing your skulls! I'm trying bats for my next Halloween mani!

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    1. Ooh, I'd love to see your bats! Thank you so much, Jamie!

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  11. Ahh these are awesome! It's making me crave some candy corn! I love gradients, this is the perfect one for this time of year :)

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  12. I am a chewy candy lover - licorice, caramels, gummies. But gads, I cannot pass by a bowl of these and leave them behind! nice job here - I think this one always works for Halloween 'season.' I don't like to sport witches and haunted houses unless it's right @ Halloween. But this one works all month long and even gets a pass from me in the few days post Halloween - nice gradient

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    1. I do love me a good gummy, but there's something so perfectly Halloween about candy corn. ;)

      Thank you very much, beachgal!!

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  13. Oooh this is so fun and cute! You did a fabulous job with the gradient! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  14. I love these! I've seen a lot of colour blocked candy corn nails but this is the first gradient I've seen :) Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks Brittney! With the trouble I had the last time I tried colour-blocking, I thought a gradient might be the way to go. Really glad you like it!! :D

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  15. Hold on there -- this is flipping amazing. I may have to rely on you for a tutorial one of these days because anything that involves more than one color, scares the bejesus out of me.

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Amanda!!

      Honestly, it's just a bunch of sponging until you think it's blended the way you want it...first time over, I did all 3 on the sponge, and then I just did a colour at a time to blend them a little more. I'm sure you can do it too! ^_^

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  16. This is a really good candy corn mani! Brach's is the best! I need to go out and get some now!

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    1. Thanks, Jenni Lee! Mmm, Brach's really *is* the best! :D

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  17. You did a great job with the gradient! I'm horrific at it :P I also just had my first candy corn a couple days ago. Sadly not my cup of tea. Too sweet for my palate :P

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    1. Aw, thank you, Kas! Yeah, I think part of the "charm" of candy corn is that, when it comes down to it, it's pretty much just nothing but food colouring and sugar...but it's still quintessentially Halloween! ;)

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