Posts Tagged ‘sally hansen’
Talk about ruby slippers! How gorgeous is this?!
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in shade Red Carpet is another polish which I bought during my business trip to Utah. It is quite a bright red polish packed with tiny red glitter. The glitter is so fine though, that I still managed to get a completely smooth surface with just one topcoat.
I have been waiting to do these nails for absolutely ages! I just needed them to be long enough, and we’re finally there!
I got the idea from the amazing CutePolish’s video HERE and thought I would recreate it in my own way.
I started by painting my nails with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue. then I used a small paintbrush with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety-Split Lime to paint the alien’s head and two little pointy ears. I used the same polish to draw the antenna and a dotting tool for the top of the antenna. After the green had dried, I used a big dotting tool with Barry M Matt White to create the white of the eyes. Finally, I used Nails Inc Black Taxi with a tiny dotting tool for the pupils.
How cute are these! I thinking I might do a whole Toy Story series. It’s such a great series of films!
Something a little more abstract from me today! I realised that I haven’t done any stamping for ages and couldn’t resist pulling the glitter out too, so here is something a little less inspired and a little more puzzle-like. I actually had quite a lot of fun doing this one!
I started by painting my nails with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Lustre Shine in Azure, and after that had completely dried, I used a Cheeky stamping plate with Barry M Foil Effects Silver to stamp on the wavey pattern. I then used a toothpick dipped in clear nail polish to place on the little bits of silver glitter to give it that last touch of glam!
I love how this mix of colours works so well. The Sally Hansen Azure changes from blue to purple as you move your hand, which compliments the twinkle of the glitter and the silver wave!
At the beginning of September, I was lucky enough to be sent to Salt Lake City in the USA for work. While out there, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to buy some polishes that it’s hard to get hold of in the UK. Typically of me, 1 or 2 was never going to be enough and I ended up coming home with 28 new nail polishes. They are just so cheap in America that it’s hard to resist!
Today I have one of my favourite polishes to review for you – Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius.
Firstly, I am loving the name. Quick Jeanius is perfect for a fast drying denim-coloured polish! Quick Jeanius is a dark, midnight blue metallic polish with little silver flecks in it. A really beautiful polish to add to my collection as winter is on the way.
The shimmer is subtle enough to wear during a casual day, but in the evening it really catches the light and would be wonderful for a glitzy evening out.
As always with the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes, the brush is lovely and wide with a rounded end, so you really get good coverage on the nail with only a few brush strokes. I painted two coats for the pictures shown here, but really would have only needed one I think as it is such an opaque polish.
As you can see it is a really beautiful coloured polish, and not one that I think you in every single brand. It’s not naturally a super shiny polish, so I did have to add a topcoat, but that’s all part of my normal nail care routine anyway!
I also tried adding a matte topcoat over this polish and found that is really made the silver flecks pop! It even made the polish look that like bit more denim-like, so I think this would definitely be a pairing I would make again.
I bought Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Jeanius from Target for only about $3.49 which is approximately £2.18 which is much cheaper than can get Insta-Dri polishes in the UK!
Do you have any Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes?
How long has it been since I last shared my nails with you?! About four months I think! So much has happened since then. My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day, we moved into our new flat and went on our magic honeymoon! I’ll make sure I write a post about the day and our honeymoon soon, but for the time being I’ve been painting flowers on my nails!
This pattern I found HERE on Pinterest. I loved it so much I had to recreate it. The are so many good patterns on Pinterest, I’ve had to create a whole board to accommodate them! Use the button in the top right of my blog to follow my pins on Pinterest!
I started by painting my nails with two coats of the good old Barry M Matt White polish. Next, I took a tiny paintbrush and painted tiny little flowers onto my nails using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Vigorous Violet, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, No7 Grey Skies and Topshop Easy Breezy. After they had dried, I used a dotting tool with the same colours to create the centre of the flowers.
The theme on the She Who Does Nail Art Challenges group this week is Cocktail Nails!
I have had literally no inspiration this week whatsoever, but I do really want to get back into stamping as I haven’t done much in ages, so I had a rummage through my collection of stamping plates and found three images I liked – a shattered effect, a leafy pattern and a cocktail glass! Perfect for a mint mojito! One of my favourite cocktails EVER!
I started by painting my index and middle fingers with Barry M Matt White, my ring finger with Topshop Easy Breezy and my little finger with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Emerald Express.
After they had dried completely, I used Barry M Foil Effect Silver to stamp the shattered effect over my ring finger and middle finger to look a bit like ice, and a cocktail glass on my little finger! I then used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Emerald Express to stamp the leaf pattern on my ring finger and the tip of my middle finger. That was so hard to try and get full leaves!
Finally I used a bit of Topshop Easy Breezy to paint in the leaves on my middle finger!
I think I could have done my middle finger a little cleaner, but I am so pleased with the rest of my nails – especially my index finger, I love the white and silver together!
Check out what the other girls in the group have come up with below!