We at Beauty High have decided to declare July “Manicure Month,” a month-long celebration of what we love most: nails. We’ve teamed up with nail art bloggers and manicurists from across America to bring you nail art how to’s, video tutorials, and manicure inspiration throughout July.
Nail Art Blogger: Glennis McCarthy
Location: Los Angeles
Website: Yes Hands
I know I can’t be the only one obsessed with Candy Crush Saga, right? My husband says, “Sugar Crush!” every time I pick up my phone so, yeah, it’s a problem. But these Candy Crush inspired nails are not!
Since this is my last manicure tutorial, I kicked it up a notch and added a super detailed 10/10-difficulty design for you overachievers. (See me after class).
CANDY CRUSH NAILS: Difficulty Level: 3/10
- OPI, Need Sunglasses?
- Orly, Pointe Blanche
- China Glaze, Unplugged
- Essie, Geranium
- Essie, Shake Your $$ Maker
- China Glaze, Spontaneous
- China Glaze, Purple Panic
- Orly, Skinny Dip
1. There really was no reasoning for choosing the different shades of white/nude/pink I chose. I had them, so I used them. Feel free to use white on all of your nails, save the pinky, which should have a light pink color.
2. Use your striping brush and Essie’s Bottle Service to turn your pinky into the pink, candy background of the game.
4. Paint a square with rounded edges on your ring finger using Orly’s Skinny Dip, seven balls in a sphere on your middle finger using China Glaze’s Purple Panic, and a rectangle with outward arching top and bottom and inward arching sides using OPI’s Did It On ‘Em.
5. Now, with your detail brush, paint small lines around the
edge of your blue square. Then paint your candy crush logo candy in white over
the blue box.
6. Give that a chance to dry, while you add some detail to your other candy. I used China Glaze’s Spontaneous on the purple, and Essie’s Shake Your $$ Maker on the green.
7. Back to our logo nail, cover the red candy with Essie’s Geranium, the orange with Zoya’s Lianne, and the brown donut with China Glaze’s Unplugged. Let the brown circle dry, then use your dotting tool to add white dots.
8. Now finish off your nails with shading: Essie’s Forever
Yummy on the red candy, OPI’s My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours on the orange
candy, an outline in China Glaze’s Spontaneous on the purple candy, and then
add white accents for that glossy effect. Don’t forget the top coat!
You can play Candy Crush Saga while your nails dry! Like my nails? You can have them! I’m now booking for
appointments both in-home, on location and in salon. Visit http://yeshands.net for booking information, and
more photos of my work.
Happy summer, Beauty High! Thanks for letting me crash the