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Easy candy corn gradient nails

Kara Endres is a graphic designer, illustrator and fashion blogger based in south Florida. She showcases her DIY skills on her blog, Sprinkles in Springs, as well as shopping guides, trends, fashion inspiration, illustrations, and nail a...

Get artsy with a sweet nail design

This is an abstract look inspired by the season's signature candy. Instead of doing a solid color block, we're giving it a gradient effect.

Easy candy corn gradient nails |

Easy candy corn
gradient nails


  • Orly's White Tips
  • Sephora by OPI's Hi Def
  • SinfulColors' Pull Over
  • Makeup sponge
  • Cotton swab
  • Top coat

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Easy candy corn gradient nails |




Easy candy corn gradient nails |

Start with two coats of white polish for a nice opaque base.



Easy candy corn gradient nails |

Paint a stripe of yellow, orange and white on your sponge. Paint only the portion of the sponge that's as long as your nail, otherwise all the colors won't fit.



Easy candy corn gradient nails |

Align the colors on the sponge where you want them to be on your nail and press down. Roll the sponge from side to side, making sure to coat the sides of your nail. Pick it up and sponge it a bit above and below to blend it into the other colors. Wait for it to dry, then paint the colors onto the sponge again to refresh and add a second coat.



Easy candy corn gradient nails |

While the second coat of the gradient is still wet, apply a topcoat. This will help blend the colors together while sealing your design.


Clean up

Easy candy corn gradient nails |

Using a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover, take off the excess polish around your nail.

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