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!
Maggie C says
Wow. I am in awe of anybody that can do this for others but on your own nails? Double wow! I love that all of these products are available to anybody and on sale too!
Alisha Kostiuk says
Your nails are beautiful. I don’t think I could get mine to even look presentable.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I am incredibly impressed! I have to leave it to the pros for everything!
For a long time, I did too LOL… A bit of practice and the right tools and it’s really kinda easy!!
That looks fantastic! I have zero talent when it comes to painting nails. Actually, I have no nails, so that’s probably why- no practice!
Love your design! Wow, I’d think you’re pro.
I wish! I have a handful of designs down pat, some though, should be on a huge fail post LOL…
Kelsey Apley says
You are very talented! I think I would mess that up, haha but I might have to try it sometimes! Start easier on the design though and work up to yours 😀
Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva says
Love your art!!! Wasn’t this so much fun?
Wow! I am seriously impressed! I think I would have a hard time getting my left hand to look good (I’m left handed)
I’m right handed so I have the opposite problem. But really, with these pens it’s super easy! If I had to go all old school and use paintbrushes and such, I’d likely not be able to do them as well!
Beautiful! I am not artistic like that but my mom would love it.
Melissa Rheinlander says
These look awesome!! My little LOVES doing her “makeups” ~ Nails 🙂
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired says
Your nails are beautiful! I’d love to be able to do something like that. I can’t believe it only took you 45 minutes! I’ll have to look for those pens.
Thanks!! Yep… about 45 mins. Most of that is drying time! Just start out slow and keep a Q-Tip w/polish remover close to catch mistakes quick! Or, turn the ‘mistakes’ into a funky design!! I do that often LOL
Melissa Lawler says
That is so cool! Who knew you were so talented. I have to show Ryan!
Esther Irish @LaughWithUsBlog says
These are so pretty! My girls would love to create like this!!!
Ellen Christian says
Wow I really love that design!
Sara Pirate (@CleverPirate) says
I can’t draw to save my life so I really wish I had your talent to do my nails like this! FABULOUS!
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Sandy a la Mode says
i wish i could be more creative w/ my nails!!
Sandy a la Mode
Still Blonde after all these YEARS says
Wow, you got all kinds of mad talents girl! Love these nails! Hope you will come by a link up this awesomeness every week! Thanks for linking up to the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop. Hope you will come back again next Tuesday.