• Kerstin Valencia

Candy Canes

Updated: Aug 6, 2019


Christmas posts and it's candy cane nails! Candy canes are a must have Christmas item. I sometimes like to get them and use them as decoration on the tree. And, every once in a while, sneak one off for a little snack. I love how these turned out with the little swirl effect that the roundedness of my nails give the design. It adds a little bit of realism to the nails. 


For this design, I used striping tape, a latex free make up sponge, and the following polishes

Red: Mica "Galaxy Red"

White: Color Club "Winter White"

and, of course, my current favorite quick dry top coat by Seche Vite.


First, I used the same base color as my previous Santa Belts post. Since it is a gel polish, it is super easy to take off the top layers with a nail with acetone and the base remain ready for the next nail art design. I applied the striping tape on the nail. I wanted to get the offsetting thin and thick stripes so I put alternating design of one piece of tape and two pieces of tape. (Easy Tip: if your striping tape is not as thick as you want it to be, you can always do more layers side by side. Just make sure not to leave any little spaces in between because the polish then might get where you don't want it) I used the latex free makeup sponge and Color Club "Winter White" dabbed it on my nails until opaque. I chose this method as opposed to painting because with white polishes, it can be hard to make them opaque. With dabbing the polish on, it gives you the opacity with out the thick layers of polish. It is so much easier when using striping tape of vinyls. I quickly removed the striping tape before the polish could dry. Finally, another lay of quick dry top coat to finish it.


 Tell me what you think!



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