This candy corn nail art is just too cute! The bright colors on the black nail polish are perfect for Halloween. They are sure to catch the eye of everyone and you most likely will be asked by many if they can see them closer for a better look. Here’s what to do . . .

Note: I will be providing instructions on how to achieve this look with plain polish, along with Gel Polish.

Step 1: Prep Nails

View my post on Nail Polish Prep.


Step 2: Paint Nails

Paint the nails with two coats of black polish. I used the Shellac color called, Black Pool.

Gel Polish: Apply two coats of polish and cure in light (curing after each coat). Cure 2 minutes in the UV light, or 1 minute in an LED light.


Step 3: Candy Corns

For the candy corns, you will paint a very small line of yellow. Then a slightly shorter line of orange right above, but touching the yellow line. Now take the white and do a very small triangle right above the orange, but touching. Now continue to do more candy corns in a random order covering the entire nail. These candy corns are very small so don’t be concerned if they aren’t perfect. 

(Note: I did the candy corns with yellow, orange and white acrylic craft paint. . . Some polishes can dry almost transparent which makes the image hazy and you won’t get the wow factor you are going for.)


Step 4: Apply Final Top Coat

Now apply your top coat. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding top coat to help avoid smearing.

Gel Polish: Apply top coat, only after paint is completely dry. Cure in UV light for 2 minutes, or 1 minute with an LED light.


Step 5: Allow to Dry and Apply Cuticle Oil

Allow your polish to dry completely. Apply a cuticle oil just around your nails on the cuticle and rub into the skin.

Gel Polish: Remove sticky residue on top of nails with a little alcohol or polish remover and apply cuticle oil.

Candy Corn Cuteness

Remove gel polish after 2-3 weeks, check out Gel Polish Removal for the quickest, easiest and best way to remove gels.