The only thing sweeter than a fresh new manicure is a new manicure adorned in candy designs. As seen most recently on the immaculately manicured hands of Megan Thee Stallion, candy nail art is proving to be one of this summer's hottest beauty trends.
These "snackable" designs have taken on many different forms. Megan Thee Stallion prefers to rock the look with 3D decals and embellishments, while nail enthusiasts all over TikTok and Instagram are making hand-painted designs a part of the trend. Gummy bears, candy hearts, and swirly lollipops make for mouthwatering creations you just want to bite into — and as if these nails didn't make you feel like a kid in a candy store already, artists are even incorporating '90s-inspired treats like Hubba Bubba gum, Airheads, and Ring Pops. Paired with bright, neon nail-polish colors and sexy silhouettes, it's easy to see why candy-themed nail art is attracting so much attention.
Past these sweet tips, many of the top beauty trends right now are a nod to the '90s and early 2000s. Butterfly clips, pastel eyeshadow, white eyeliner, money-piece highlights, body glitter, and other Y2K trends are bringing us back to the early aughts.
The possibilities here are endless, so look ahead to get more inspiration for the candy nail-art trend and get your sweet fix for the day.