How to create a candy cane nail design
This nail art is inspired by candy canes, a holiday favorite! We're transferring the sweet (and sparkly) stripes onto nails for a festive and chic design.
How to... Get candy striped nails
Step 1: Gather supplies
I used the following materials for this tutorial:
- Zoya Sarah
- Sally Hansen White On
- Zoya Kara
- Small paintbrush
- Tape (not pictured)
Step 2: Apply a base coat
Begin with a white base coat and let dry.
Step 3: Apply tape to designate stripes
Using small strips of tape, diagonally section off two thick lines on each nail for the dark red color.
Step 4: Paint stripes
With tape securely pressed down on all parts, paint two coats of the dark red on top of the nails.
Step 5: Remove tape
Let paint dry fully and gently peel off the tape. You can stop if you like the nails like this — continue on if you'd like to add more decoration.
Step 6: Add additional striping
With the small paintbrush, paint a thin pink line above each red line.
Step 7: Apply a top coat
When everything is done, finish with a top coat and enjoy your holiday!