Nail Art with Sally Hansen
After my fashion tip last week of the newest bracelet/hair tie fashion I only thought it appropriate to continue to share a few more ideas with you! This time I am focusing on my fingernails & the idea of color blocking. Have you heard of it? I feel like everyone can add a little pep to their step with a pop of color & your nails are a perfect spot to do just that!
My inspiration came from my Easter dress last weekend. This year for Easter I found the perfect dress. The trouble was convincing myself to buy it. It was one of those shopping moments when you walk around with the item in your had convincing yourself of all the reasons why you shouldn’t spend the money on another dress, but at the end of the day you really want it and so you convince yourself to walk up to the register and just do it…..I did it.
I started by shopping online at Walgreens for a few Sally Hansen products. Did you know you can order online from Walgreens? I sure didn’t….you can check out my shopping experience here. I bought the cuticle remover & nail pen, however I had to run to the store to pick up the Xtreme Wear Nail Polish. Make sure and use your Balance Rewardscard to earn points towards future purchases.
I started out by treating my cuticles to a little salon like treatment. (If I were being honest I didn’t have that “push back” tool, so in true DIY fashion I pulled out a flat head screwdriver.)
I decided to use the Pacific Blue for the base coat. The Xtreme Wear went on really thick, however, I did two coats just to be safe.
I was so excited to use the nail polish pen. When I saw them after searching Sally Hansen products on the Walgreens website I knew I wanted to try one! I chose the turquoise to compliment the colors in my Easter dress. I thought about doing chevron stripes as well as polka dots, but neither turned out as I had hoped. So I decided on a different “fool proof” geometric design. If I can do it, you can too! It is very important to WAIT FOR YOUR NAILS TO DRY before using the pen…I recommend waiting at least an hour.
For this design, start with a t, then add the shorter lines. Repeat 9 times! I finished them off with a clear top coat to give a little shine.
I LOVE how they turned out! And they definitely turned some heads at church! I loved being bold and stepping out of my box. With the pen I fell like the possibilities are endless! I think the more I experiment the better results I will have. A few more color block combinations from Walgreens include Color Curves and Sweet Stripes. And if you are wanting to try gel nails Walgreens is running a special through April 27th on their starter kits, only $19.99!
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