Nail Polish Ideas: 4 Candy-Inspired Manis

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Sure, Halloween is all about scary movies, elaborate costumes, raucous parties and pumpkins galore. But let’s not forget the very best part of this holiday—the candy. Whether you love Snickers or gummies, Baby Ruth or candy corn, the 31st of October is the one time indulging in loads of sugar is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged. In that spirit, we teamed up with Debbie Leavitt, founder of Sheswai Lacquer to create 4 fun manis celebrating our favorite sweet treats. Follow our steps for the yummiest nails we’ve ever seen. Bonus: They’re calorie free.

Nail art to sink your teeth into.

Tootsie Roll

This candy inspired a song, a dance and now some fab nails. Refresh this look each season by incorporating new colors.

Step 1: Apply a dark brown polish to all nails.

Step 2: Paint the tips with an opaque white.

Step 3: Create a thin line over the white tips using a red lacquer.

Le Vernis in Lacque Rouge

$27

Chanel

Nail Polish In Dark Chocolate Brown

$25

Dolce & Gabbana

Nail Color Blanc

$9

Essie

Candy Corn

What says Halloween more than candy corn? Nothing. Exactly.

Step 1: Paint all nails with an opaque white polish.

Step 2: Apply an orange lacquer to the tips of the nails.

Step 3: On the base of all nails, paint a yellow section to mimic candy corn.

Nail Polish in Good Vibes

$16

Sheswai

Nail Polish in Mirabella

$27

Chanel

Nail Polish in Pseudo Silk Kimono

$19

Deborah Lippmann

Hershey's Kiss

Like most girls, chocolate is our go-to on days ending with Y. And we love kisses. Who doesn't?

Step 1: Start with a coat of metallic silver nail polish.

Step 2: Create a thick horizontal line through all nails in an opaque white polish.

Step 3: With a striping brush, create a thin blue line through the white sections.

Nail Polish In Need For Speed

$13

Formula X

Nail Polish In Baker Street

$10

Nails Inc. London

Nail Color Blanc

$9

Essie

Nail Art Brush Kit in Blue

$20

Topshop

Gummy Worms

This look is by far the sweetest of the group because it incorporates real sugar. (Caution: this may encourage nail biting, but we don't recommend it!)

Step 1: Paint each nail a different color. Stick to bright shades that mimic gummy worms.

Step 2: Paint the top half of each nail in a contrasting hue.

Step 3: Apply a clear topcoat to all nails and dab real sugar onto the wet polish.

Nail Lacquer in I’m With the Band

$16

NCLA

Nail Polish in Mandarin Orange

$18

Marc Jacobs

Nail Polish in Caicos

$16

Kure Bazaar

Nail Polish in Good Vibes

$16

Sheswai

Nail Polish In Mon Bleu

$16

Kure Bazaar

Shocking Nail Lacquer

$18

Marc Jacobs Beauty