I have really been loving the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure collection. I have yet to find another polish that applies so smoothly and last as long as these.
Main Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color, Trouble Maker
Accent Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color, I Lilac You
For this weeks manicure I also used my dotting tool. I really love incorporating it with my weekly manicures because it’s SO easy to use and can turn a plain manicure into something more creative. THIS is the dotting tool I own.
Here is the finished look:
While scrolling through my I-phone camera roll, I realized I never posted pictures of 1st (not very good) attempt at an Aztec accent nail. Even though it really isn’t that great, I wanted to share with you guys the steps I took. When I finished I realized all the things I could have done to make this look work better and definitely will be trying it out again in the near future.
First I painted 2 coats of white polish on my nails. The reason for the white first is because the main color I decided to use was yellow and it is not very bright and the white acts like a base for the yellow polish to really pop. Once dry, I applied 2 coats of my Sinful Yellow.
I ran out of nail strip tape so I had to use regular scotch tape. I see a lot of other bloggers use scotch tape all the time and I don’t know how – I hated it! I guess once you use the nail strips you can’t go back 🙂 I cut out a triangle and positioned it to my liking on the ring finger. I then painted over my whole nail with two coats of my Sally Hansen pink.
I then removed the tape once the nail was dry and added a diagonal accent to my pointer finger using the tape again and painted two coats of the Sally Hansen polish. I also did a French tip on my ring finger of grey.
Here is the finished look:
Ehhhh…. not my best at all but not a terrible 1st attempt. I will try again with less bright colors and stick to more bold lines using my nail polish art bottles. I assume that will give the Aztec print cleaner lines.
What do you think?
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For this weeks manicure I wanted something simple but chic.
I decided to go with one of my favorite reds and add a ring finger accent.
Main Polish: Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in And a Cherry on Top
Accent Design: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips in Misbehaved
I absolutely LOVE this red! It is such a pure color where as a lot of other reds have orange tones in them. I also am a big fan of the Sally Hanson Real Nail Polish Strips. They turn the most simple manicure into something fabulous. I love the fishnet stocking look of Misbehaved. Click HERE to see all the patterns they offer for these Polish Strips.
Here are the products I used to achieve this weeks manicure:
Base Coat: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener
Main Polish: Sephora By O.P.I in Mermaid To Order
Accent Polish: Sephora By O.P.I in Only Gold For Me
Top Coat: Seche Vite Dry Fast
I started off with one coat of the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Hardener. I then used my “Perfect Tips” strip by Nailene and placed it across both ring fingers and applied 2 coats of the main polish.
Once dry to the touch, I gently peel the sticker off and applied a coat of my accent polish in the clear space.
I then apply two coats of the main polish to the remaining nails. I then apply one to two coats of the accent polish to my pointer finger. I finish by applying one coat of the fast dry top coat to all nails.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted my nail of the week!
Here ya go…
Main Polish: Sephora by O.P.I in And a Cherry on Top
Accent Polish: Sinful Colors in Frenzy
Accent Polish: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme in Strobe Lights
I did two coats in “And a Cherry on Top” and added an accent on my ring finger with a coat of each glitter polish.