Spring Runway Nail Art Designs With Sally Hansen
You know me and my love for nail art designs! My last post was all about pink, love and Valentine’s Day inspired nail art designs. This time around, I decided to take some inspiration from the 2013 Spring Runway Fashions! The fashions were full of bright colors that pop, great layers and funky patterns with a lot of floral designs. And, why shouldn’t they, right? It’s Spring! Colorful, flowers and fun new beginnings! So, when Sally Hansen asked me to create nail art designs using inspiration from the runway, I not only jumped, I asked ‘How high can I go”? I also came up with a full list of looks, tips, tutorials and hot colors for Spring and summer Nail Art Designs over here! Check it out for this seasons latest beauty trends!
Spring Runway Nail Art Design Inspiration
This Caroline Charles 2013 design just screamed Spring to me when I was surfing online for the latest and greatest! It is full of awesome colors that pop. It’s got some great flowers blended in between the bold colors. And, it has plenty of my two favorites… purples and greens! I knew if I used this as a starting point, I could come up with great nail art designs with the help of my new best friend Sally. Hansen, that is!
Off to Walgreen’s I went! Not only do they have a huge (huge!) selection of Sally Hansen popping colors, they also have really easy to use color tools which I love, love, love. Check out my Google+ Album here for all the sweet stuff I brought home from the Sally Hansen line. And, because I’m a super savvy shopper, I made sure to use my Balance Rewards card to rack up points to use on my next purchase. It may have seemed to my husband that I bought out the entire line, but I have my eyes on a few more colors and tools for nail art designs that I must add to my collection! Walgreen’s is having a BOGO 50% on Insta-Dri polish and Salon Effects through 3/30, and you will receive 2000 Balance Reward points if you buy two between 3/10-3/16. I’m so not missing that!
First let me start by saying, I do go to the salon for acrylic tips and fill-in’s every 3 weeks. I may have gotten the actual nail art designs down but I am so not talented enough for the actual acrylics! Doing my own designs at home afterwards, saves me at least $15 each time! And honestly, with all the styling tools available now, it’s really not hard. At.All…. From start to finish, including drying time in between layers, this look took me about 45 minutes total. SO worth it! I started with a simple clear base coat and then made the French manicure look in purple using Sally Hansen’s Color Quick Dry Nail Pen shown in the very top photo. Using the nail art pen tipped a bit more towards the side rather than head -on, in white, I made some very simple squiggly lines for the flowers. Then used the tip for the small white dots trailing the sides of the flowers. Allow this to dry.
With a toothpick, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear color #360 in Mellow Yellow. When my daughter creates nail art designs, she prefers a very, very fine, thin paintbrush. You could chose either. I find the toothpick just gives me a bit more precise control. Let this dry for a few minutes. I thought it needed just a bit more pop of color so I grabbed a Color Quick Dry pen in a nice Springy shade of green and made a few small lines directly over the white ones. I put a very subtle glitter on top of the purple tips and then topped the whole look off with a quick drying top coat. Done!
Here’s the final 2013 Runway Inspired Nail Art Designs Look! What do ya think?
Feel up to a challenge? Try your hand at some awesome nail art designs and enter Sally Hansen’s #ILuvNailArt contest on Facebook. You could win 2K and a trip to new York! Go on, get your creative mani on! Keep up with Sally Hansen on Twitter and be sure to keep up with the great stuff going on at Walgreen’s on twitter for super specials and savings too!