How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring! ~ #IHeartMyNailArt

How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring!Lately life has been a little on the stressful side. You know what helps relieve stress? Shopping! I decided to treat myself to some new fashion. I decided to browse online to look at the Spring 2013 fashion collections of some of my favorite designers for outfit ideas. When I was looking through the look book of Kate Spade, her colors and patterns immediately jumped out at me! I just love the color block looks!

KateSpadeCollageCREDIT: Kate Spade New York Spring 2013 Ready to Wear Collection

Just this past week I headed to Walgreens to pick up some items to cross of my shopping list. So as I walked in, I noticed immediately a display advertising Sally Hansen Color Block Display! Looking down at my chipped polish, I knew I needed a change. Thinking back to the Kate Spade collection, I had an idea to try to create some of her color block looks onto my nails. I mean, it had been a stressful month… I think I deserve a little pampering!

I couldn’t believe all the amazing colors that Sally Hansen offers!  I noticed that both the Sally Hansen Extreme and Salon Effects are on sale 2 for $5 with 1000 Points on your Walgreens Rewards card through April 7th. I almost picked up a bunch till I saw the Insta-Dri line! Even though I was looking forward to some quiet time to paint my nails, quicker is always better! I grabbed five awesomely bright Spring colors, plus a clear top coat. Sally Hansen also offers these amazing nail art pens to add in the little details on your nails. My Walgreens was sold out of most colors, but luckily they had black!

How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring!While shopping, as I walked my the freezer aisle, Starbucks Iced Coffee jumped out at me. Now if you are a loyal reader of my Facebook page, you know I love my coffee! I decided to pick up some delicious snacks too for my at-home nail treatment.

How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring!Once home, sketched out how I wanted to design my nails after Kate Spade fashion. Sitting out on my relaxing balcony in the warm weather, I started by painting a small portion of each nail one color. This would represent on “block” of color.

nailartstepI used scotch tape to try to help me create a more clean line than if I did the painting freehand. I don’t always have a steady hand while painting my nails, especially when I’m using my left hand trying to paint my right! The scotch tape, or washi tape, works perfect in assisting you with the design.

nailarttape2Now you may need to do some touch ups after you finish adding the color block design on your nails. I admit that mine did look a little rough after I was finished painting. Luckily you can draw right over those edges with the Nail Art Pen!

nailartrough2I love how easily the pen slides across my nails. It made drawing the lines to easy and simply. Once the black paint dried, I simply added a top coat and woo hoo, my nails were done! Colorful, bright, and just screamed Kate Spade spring look!

How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring!Now not only were my nails ready for my new Spring outfits, but I also was able to have an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon! What better way to enjoy Spring and get into fashion mode than giving yourself a manicure, sipping on your favorite beverage, and munching on your favorite snack?

How Sally Hansen Reminded Me To Relax, Color Block and Enjoy Spring!

Polish Used for Color Block

For the design, I used:
Nail Art Pen – Black
205 – Pink Blink
250 – Lightening
425 – Blue Away
440 – Mint Spring

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  1. That is such a cute manicure! Color blocking creates a really pretty and fun effect.

  2. WOW, I love all those vibrant colors! I had no idea they had that kind of selection at Walgreens. The next time I am in store, I am going to check it out.

  3. I love them! I wish my nails were longer so I could color block. And that pen looks awesome!

  4. I love color blocking. Your nails turned out great, this would be a great project to do with my daughter :)

  5. Way to go girl! I love the colors and pattern! I just saw the display at Walmart yesterday and almost bought them. I would love to try out Color Blocking!

  6. I love Sally Hansen products! My nails need major work!

  7. That’s really cute!

  8. You did a SUPER job Ash! I am such a nail art lover it’s kind of crazy :)
    RELAX!!! Go with the mistakes when you mess up too!! Ya never know how cool they can be! Just have fun!
    And those are really great colors Sally Hansen has out, huh???!!

  9. That is super cute. I love how you patterned it after the dresses. And now I want one of those dresses. :)

  10. LOVE it!!! I’ve been dying to try this.. I’ve seen a few different posts around the web with the Sally Hansen nail polish.. sooo want to try it. Thanks for sharing, you sure made it look sooo simple.

  11. Super cute! I don’t think I would have the patience to attempt that but my sister used to love painting her nails all different designs. I’ll have to show this to her sometime.

  12. That looks so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  13. How cute, I can not paint my nails the normal way let alone with a design like that!

  14. love this design! i am going to have to try and recreate it :)

  15. I think I actually like it better before you put the black lines on it ;). That’s pretty neat though. Going to show my daughter. She’s always looking for new nail designs. Maybe I can be her guinea pig for some of these ;).

  16. What a great idea! I am boring when I paint my nails!

  17. Love the manicure, but it’s definitely more work than I would commit too! I rarely do my manicure, since I am clutzy with my hands and chip it too fast! I only do epicures during sandal season, so pretty piggies definitely say spring to me!

  18. I will defiantly show my mom this. maybe she’ll like it for moms day and get it done

  19. jennifer hall says:

    Great idea

  20. I love the bright colors and squares it’s very 50s. Reminds me of Doris Day!

  21. Love the nails, love the coffee! I am really liking those color blocks!

  22. Nail art pen…huh. I really need to get out more often. lol Love the Spring-y colors!

  23. I love those colors! I need to get that pink one, it seems to be calling my name! Your look is cute, thanks for sharing!

  24. so creative you did a fabulous job

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