Candy Coated Nails

Morning!

I was in rare form last weekend. Maybe it was because it was a long weekend and I was so happy to not be at work. Or maybe it was because it was sunny and warm. Whatever the cause, I decided to try some (very basic) nail art. I was inspired by the cover of the June issue of NailPro Magazine here, and thought to myself, why, even I could do that!

You see, I am not really into nail art, and I have very little patience or time to learn it myself. But this was so simple and fun, I had to try it.

Oh and just to toss this in there, I am sure this has been done a million times before, I’m not claiming it to be original, but I’ve never done it! Oh and to state the obvious, these are totally NOT practical! :)

Hope you enjoy!


Assorted Nonpareils


Rainbow coated nails

This is the same idea that was used on NailPro Magazine. Basically all I did was get a small bowl and fill it with rainbow colored Nonpareils. Then I painted on a sticky base coat like Nubar Foundation. Then I painted on one coat of a white polish like Color Club Ghost Of A Chance. I painted one finger at a time so that the polish would still be wet & sticky when it came time to do this next part. Next I placed my finger over one empty small bowl and poured the bowl filled with candies over the nail, making sure to turn it at all angles to fully cover the nail. Then once the candy was on I kind of shook off any extras. If there were weird pieces sticking out I just pushed them into place with another nail (or you could use a toothpick). So colorful & fun!


Orange sugar sprinkles


Orange sugar coated nails

Here it was the same idea as above, only easier because the sugar is so fine and it grabs on really easily to the polish. The base coat I used here is a bright orange from Orly called Sol Cabana. Sorry for the low lighting here; I get all my ideas at really asinine times and the sun was going down, but I HAD to do this right away, hahaha!


White Nonpareils


White coated candy nails

Here again I used the nonpareils but just plain ‘ole white ones. I don’t know why but I love the way this looks! This was also over Color Club Ghost Of A Chance.


Chocolate Jimmies


Chocolate Jimmie fingers

Ok before you laugh out loud, please know I am laughing with you. This looks ridunkulous, LOL! But I had them, so I wanted to try it anyway. I used Nubar Swiss Chocolate as the base here. Obviously these Jimmies are way larger and longer than the other candies, so getting them to stick and lay in angles that looked decent was hard. They kept falling off and looking weird. Basically it looks like I have rabbit turds on my nails! :)

Anyway that was fun, hope you enjoyed looking at them!

-VV

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63 comments

  • June 4, 2010

    YUMMY!!!! I love this post.. I so need to try that. Looks so extravagant, I love it!
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  • June 4, 2010

    Looks so much fun! The orange sugar turned out best!
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  • June 4, 2010

    The orange sprinkles are so rad! haha and I just lol’ed about the rabbit turd comment. What a fun post!

  • June 4, 2010

    Wow, that is so fun! I love that very cute.

  • June 4, 2010

    Hahaha, that’s awesome Kelly! I like the orange one the best, I think, but the multicolor is wicked cool too!
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  • June 4, 2010
    Erica

    Very cool! I love though how you called them “jimmies”. It’s like you are a New Englander.

  • June 4, 2010
    Leslie A.

    Wow!! Awesome!

  • June 4, 2010
    LEIGH-ANN

    I love it! You actually did a really good job, makes me want a big bowl of ice cream!!!

  • June 4, 2010

    Fun! I love the orange one best, I’d love to do it in green or purple
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  • June 4, 2010
    stephanie

    Very creative Kelly! Hope you had fun doing this! I had fun looking at the pictures!

  • June 4, 2010

    I love all looks *runs off to get some nonpareils and other decorating stuff :D
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  • June 4, 2010

    Very fun! Now I want a sugar cookie!
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  • June 4, 2010

    OMGGGGGGG LOVEEEED THAT! I swear I want to take off my calgel’s and try it….
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  • June 4, 2010

    Where have I been living? I have never seen that before!!!
    The orange sugar is my outright fave!
    Outlandishly brilliant!
    My dogs would have a field day with that!
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  • June 4, 2010
    christi

    I’m laughing, (in a good way) You know how hard that would be not to eat that?
    Nice!

  • June 4, 2010
    SannaK

    They’re so hilarious and yummy! Totally made my day. I love the orange sugar.

  • June 4, 2010
    auroragyps

    This makes me want to try out candy flower and button sprinkles for a special Sweets Inspired mani. They’d look like little cupcakes with glaze frosting

  • June 4, 2010
    Lauren

    OMG There is no way I’d be able to do it. It seems super easy and fun but as soon as I got the sprinkles on I’d just eat them off. I know that’s gross but I just love sprinkles! This would be cute for a party or something fun like that though :D

  • June 4, 2010
    Sandy

    LOL – LOL – I’m almost snorting on that last one! It’s a good thing we know you’re serious about blogging – you just made my week and I really needed this – thank you so much! I’m glad you had fun doing this because it was so worth it! Thanks, Kelly!

  • June 4, 2010
    Sara

    I LOVE the orange sugar!!! Hrm, maybe textured nails will be the new thing ;)

  • June 4, 2010

    I can’t express how much fun that looks! :)

  • June 4, 2010

    Oh my goodness this is so cute!!! The orange sugar one is awesome, actually! I might be crazy enough to try wearing that to a party or something…
    very fun post!
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  • June 4, 2010

    Did you eat your manis after doing them? :D

    It reminds me of the chocolate coated cakes my grandma was doing when I was a little girl. She was always putting multicolored “vermicelles” (that’s how we call them here – little multicolored stick like the chocolate ones you used). Sweet memories.

    We don’t have orange sugar in France – it looks very cool. Does it taste like orange?
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    • June 4, 2010

      Hi Jellynat,

      I didn’t eat them, though I wanted to! The orange colored sugar just tastes like plain old sugar. I have black also, maybe I should have done that one too!

  • June 4, 2010

    I so LOVE this! Especially with the sugar sprinkles. I feel like this could be really fun for a Tacky Christmas party!
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  • June 4, 2010
    Amber

    The Chocolate Jimmie nails are cracking me up! I love the look of the white nonpareils though, as impractical as they may be.

  • June 4, 2010
    michaela

    i totally want to do this.. but two questions..

    did you do any kind of topcoat?
    how did you get them off?

    thanks!!

    • June 4, 2010

      Hi michaela,

      No top coat, I think they would have fallen off and I only had them on as long as I took the photos. I took ‘em off with nail polish remover they came right off. This is definitely not a look you could wear for more than a few minutes I don’t think! Hmm although maybe the sugar ones would last longer since the sugar stuck much better and was so fine?

  • June 4, 2010
    Dori

    so i was totally already laughing out load at your chocolate jimmies nails and then i started laughing even harder when i read “before you laugh”, lol so sorry, anyways, i loove the rainbow ones, i think it would look cool with bright skittle nails underneath! i think i’m gonna try the rainbow one. how long did it last on you or did you take it off right after swatching? i think it would look pretty cool to have rainbow sprinkles mani as a birthday mani and since my bday is coming up soon i might do just that :D thanks for sharing!! and don’t feel too bad, i have almost no patience either and never do nail art either cause i give up after 2 nails lol

    • June 4, 2010

      Hi Dori,

      Hahahaha! so funny. I only wore them long enough for the pics, they are very “un-stable”. The rainbow ones are a perfect Bday mani! My Bday is coming up soon also :) Fellow Gemini!

  • June 4, 2010

    These would be so cool to a party or something to make people laugh. I loved this, so cool.
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  • June 4, 2010
    Melli

    Adorable! I think these would be fun as part of a Hallowe’en costume too. And yes, I do think that the sugar looks the most wearable. LOL!

  • June 4, 2010

    This is such an awesome idea! Great job, Kelly! Loving these on you. I am not so patient to do nail art myself but I would really really love to try this, thanks for sharing.
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  • June 4, 2010
    amelia

    omg wow the chocolate candies on the nails is hillarious, i was thinking the SAME thing that your wrote….thats great. I agree with the other, orange looks great!

  • June 4, 2010

    It would make a great girl’s sleep over project or girl scout’s party. I am still laughing but your nails look amazing, love the orange and the chocolate jimmies.

    Could you see someone wearing these with painted toenails? LOL

    You just made my Kelly.

    Have a great weekend!

    <3 <3 <3

    Mc Huggs :)
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  • June 4, 2010
    kimberly

    Hey Kelly, do you know that kind of gel she was talking in the video? The one that you can put on your nails so that the at home kit of artificial nails wont damage them. And do you have to cure it? Thanks!

    • June 4, 2010

      Hi kimberly,

      No sorry, I didn’t even watch the video, I was just looking at the cover. Mine definitely were not stable, they would totally fall off!

  • June 4, 2010
    Chaosbutterfly

    These are so cute and whimsical, but I could never wear them. I’d be too scared of having my fingernails nibbled off by hungry bugs and creatures.

  • June 4, 2010
    kimberly

    Okay, thanks!!

  • June 4, 2010

    I have to post a link to this on my blog….this is awesome!
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  • June 4, 2010

    I like the white nonpareils :D
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  • June 4, 2010

    Woow I love this it’s so funny
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  • June 4, 2010

    I love these all! So cute and fun even if they aren’t practicle, sometime it’s just fun to play.
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  • June 4, 2010

    O_O!! they look delicious!! do they last long?
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    • June 5, 2010

      Hi xnosugaraddedx,

      I only had them on to take pics, I don’t think they would last more than a few minutes though!

  • June 4, 2010
    stardust

    those look pretty cool – lol at the rabbit turds.

  • June 5, 2010

    LOL, this post put a giant smile on my face. What a fun idea, and I like how you went all out with so many variations on the candy manicure :) I especially love the look for the first one. I assume they don’t last too long though?

    • June 5, 2010

      Hi anjali,

      No they were definitely not stable and wouldn’t last long :)

  • June 5, 2010

    But how do you stop yourself from licking your nails? I would know there’s nasty chemicals below, but just one lick wouldn’t hurt… and then another and another… LOL!

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  • June 5, 2010
    Tammy

    These are so cute, especially the rainbow. I think I’ll try this one day.

  • June 5, 2010

    The first colourful pic made me think of fairy bread! With brown base, it would make perfect chocolate freckles! Fab for a kiddies birthday party. Fun! (Do you have fairy bread and chocolate freckles in US?)
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    • June 6, 2010

      Hi Rosered,

      I have never heard of fairy bread it sounds cool!

  • June 5, 2010
    happyhubbs

    That was awesome! thanks

  • June 5, 2010

    How whimsical! Especially the rainbow ones! :-)

  • June 6, 2010

    That’s very a very cute idea.
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  • June 6, 2010

    Following up on my previous comment. Fairy bread is buttered white bread slices topped with coloured sprinkles. It is traditionally served at kiddies parties in Australian and New Zealand. Can’t say I’ve ever eaten it myself, but it looks pretty:)
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    • June 7, 2010

      Hi Rosered,

      I have never seen that but I would try it! :)

  • June 7, 2010

    Haha! I like your sense of humour and guts to go there.
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  • June 7, 2010
    Samira

    Nice!!
    I wonder for how long it stays on your nails?

  • June 10, 2010

    this is so fun! i la la love it! and now i’m huuuungry :D

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