12 NAILS OF HALLOWEEN: Bright & Fun Candy Corn Nail Art

by - October 09, 2020

In my head I have a bit of a list - and by a bit of a list, I mean a pretty big list - of nail art designs that I've always wanted to try but either haven't had the chance or, more often, haven't had the right stamping plate. This year, I've kind of fallen in love with What's Up Nails Stamping Plates and I picked up a couple of Halloween ones that will definitely be showing up a lot in these twelve mani's I'll be posting over the course of October. One of the mani's that has been firmly on my list is one using the candy corn image from the What's Up Nails B023 Creepin' It Real plate and I've finally gotten around to it!

Keep reading to check it out!

Choosing a base colour for this mani was actually a bit of a process because I wasn't entirely sure which direction I wanted to go in. Initially I thought I would go with something darker - a black or purple linear holo, most likely - but when I sat down to do my nails I just wasn't feeling it. Ultimately, I decided to go bright and reached for Superchic Lacquer's Juicy*, which is basically a quintessential Halloween orange that I thought would really keep this candy corn image bright and fun. This polish is basically insane and I only needed one coat for a really vibrant, full coverage base. Seriously, if you like linear holo polishes and you haven't checked out Superchic yet, you're missing out. They're a bit of an investment, but so, so worth the spend. 

Reverse stamping is definitely a must for this image and I really wanted to stick with shades that would really evoke a classic and crisp candy corn image. I used a bright white, a vibrant orange, and a really sunny yellow and filled in the image using a dotting tool. Because there are so many spaces to fill and they're so bitty, this did take a while but it was very much worth it in the end. I decided that I only wanted my middle two fingers to have the full image, so for my first and pinky fingers I trimmed down the image using a lint roller before filling them in. 

Once my images were dry (but not crispy) I applied a thin layer of sticky base coat, waited for it to get tacky and then transferred to the nails. Cleanup with this type of image is really easy and I just used a metal cuticle tool to trim off the excess and brush it away before going in and crisping up the edges with a clean up brush dipped in acetone - no need for cuticle barrier for this one. 

To finish, I first sealed in my stamping with a water based top coat and then finished with a quick dry glossy top coat and voila!

All Products Used
Superchic Lacquer - Juicy*
What's Up Nails - Neither Noir
Color Club - French Tip
OPI - Don't Tell A Sol*
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Dreamsicle
Orly Bonder Base Coat
Suncoat Water Based Top Coat
Quo Beauty Flash Dry Top Coat
What's Up Nails B023 Creepin It Real Stamping Plate
What's Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper
NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool*

I'm having a bit of a love affair with What's Up Nails stamping plates lately and I'm so excited to do these mani's that I've always wanted to do using images from their plates, so this one is one that I'm just having heart eyes over. Seriously, you guys, if you haven't checked out WUN plates yet, I highly, highly recommend.

Also, the Superchic Lacquer's holo polishes, which I fawn over every time I use them, are very much worth taking a look at. They're available here in Canada from NailStuff.ca and if you're interested in picking them, feel free to use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off your order!

Thanks for reading - and keep an eye out for more Halloween nail art all through October!

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