6.17.2014

National Candy Month Nails With Q-tips!

Here's a little fun fact for ya: June is National Candy Month! To celebrate, Q-Tips once again teamed up with celeb nail tech Kimmie Kyees for some delicious nail designs. And Q-Tips sent me the best goodie bag of fun things to recreate her nail designs. All of these designs are easy to do, and they don't require any fancy nail tools--just use Q-Tips Precision Tips. I love these and have 29 Uses for Q-Tips and consider them one of my must-have beauty tools. Check out my recreations of her yummy manis that are so cute for summer:

First up are Silly Stripes. I chose an orange polish, similar to the candies pictured above. I also used a white polish and a matte top coat.

After my orange polish dried, I poured out a bit of white onto a paper plate. I took the Q-Tips Precision Tips and twisted them to make my own nail striper. It really worked! Just trim any bits if needed. I dipped my "striper" into the white polish to create the shine lines of the candies. Tip: I find it easiest to slowly move your finger and hold the striper still. Once that dried, I added a matte top coat.

I love how these mimic the colors of a candy necklace! For Candy Tips, I used a blue polish, a pink polish, and a glitter polish with similar colors as the candy necklace.

I painted the blue and allowed to it dry. And then the pink on the tips (it's not showing that well in the pics). I used the Q-Tips to dab on the glitter. The Precision Tips absorb the polish, making the glitter easy to apply!

These Sassy Sprinkles are so cute and fun (I did a similar sprinkles nails design here). And they are so quick! Paint nails white and while nails are drying, pour out a little of red, green, yellow, and blue polishes. Just like in the first design, make a striper out of a Q-Tip. Then dip into the polish and stripe on your "sprinkles."

I love how these Seeing Dots look like candy dots! I used white, blue, green, yellow, and pink polishes. Add a paper plate and some Q-Tips, and you're set!

After my white coat dried, I dipped a Q-tip into my desired color (I followed the pattern of the candy dots) and dabbed a column of that color. And then I repeated for the rest of the polishes. No nail art tools needed. To complete the look for designs 2-4, I added a clear top coat. Thanks Q-Tips for the polishes and candy, and thanks Kimmie for the step-by-step guide!

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45 comments:

  1. Oh cool!!! I really think I should be more playful with my nails. Thanks for sharing Elle!

    Kisses,
    B
    Personal Style Blog

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  2. I love the dots one! So neat! Those precision tip qtips look pretty useful!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  3. Who knew there was a National Candy Month? Amazing! Love your nail art, especially the dots x

    Josie’s Journal

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  4. I love them! Are all so sweet and cute my babe <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.theworldc.com

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  5. I usually just do a boring plain color! Love the dots and sprinkles! Very fun!

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  6. I love the orange polish and how it matched the candy! And also the sassy sprinkles... Reminded me of this season's art trend and collections like Celine. :)

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  7. How fun! I love the blue and glitter ones!

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  8. These are all so cute! But I love the candy dots the most-probably because they were one of my favorite candies!

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  9. I had no idea it was national candy month! And what a cute idea this is, you did a wonderful job, wow. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  10. I don't think I'd ever have the patience to do this. It looks good though!

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  11. These are so cute! I definitely do not have the patience to do that to myself, haha! I love the sprinkles one!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  12. This is the cutest damn idea I have ever seen.

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  13. I love your nail art. When my current pro manicure dies, I want to try the sprinkles or the dots look! I don't have white polish, but I have some very pale colors that might work as a base.

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  14. What a fun post! I guess National Candy Month explains why I've had such a sweet tooth lately... :)

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  15. I love nail art, but I'm not good at it!

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  16. Such cute ideas! I love the dots.

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  17. Adorable! I love the sprinkles and the dot designs!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Juicy Couture Giveaway!

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  18. I had no idea June was candy month - well now I just have to eat more!! Sassy sprinkles are my fave!

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  19. Adore every one of these sweet and adorable ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your views.

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  20. So much fun!!! I'll have to give some of them a try:)

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  21. Wow, the sprinkles are the best. I'm really amazed that was done with Q-tips. Super cool design!

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  22. Cute! I like the first one and the dots.

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  23. That is a really fun idea. I like how you mixed beauty and candy.

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  24. candy nails! i love it! i put glitter on the ends of mine!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  25. Thank you very much for that great little tidbit of information.....off to eat some chocolate now!

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  26. Oh I didn't know that's candy month, that's pretty cool! Awesome post! =)

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  27. Those precision tips are really handy to have, esp. for nail art:)

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  29. Love the dotted mani, Elle!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  30. Loving so many of these nail ideas. The dots and sprinkle tips are amazing. Thanks for the candy nail inspo :)

    xx 365hangers

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  31. I love the designs! I never would have thought to use a Q-tip like that!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  32. I love the DOTS mani. How fun for Summer!

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  33. Cute nails!

    And now I want some candy.

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  34. Such cute nail ideas! Love it! Especially the candy dots one!

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  35. Yes, I now want some candy. Love the looks you created girl!!!!

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  36. These looks are so cute! I wish I had the patience to paint my nails.

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  37. Oh, I adore these nails! Perfect for summertime! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  38. I love the polka dot look! They resemble the candy so well!

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  39. This post is so cute, I love the different ideas you had with different types of candies. I really like the candy tips idea, i will have to try that. :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  40. These are all so cute! You have the best nail ideas.

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