#iHeartNailArt and this Metallic Moon Mani

Whenever I’m looking to create a fun nail look, I tend to include metallic or glitter polish into my design. So when the Seventeen Social Club sent me the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil nail polish to try, I couldn’t wait to see how it would compare to my usual metallics.

The Inspiration: Seventeen‘s Tutorial

My Way:

Overall, this was a simple nail art design that didn’t require any extra tools! I found the polish to have an (amazing!) intense shine and layering another color over the ColorFoil created a cool textured look. However, it was a bit hard to work with the ColorFoil. Be careful to make your brush strokes thin and even because it streaks easily when you put on too much polish at once.

Get the look:

1. Skip the base coat, this polish is meant to go on alone! Apply your Sterling Silver Color Foil to your nail. Let dry.

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2. Apply your second color to your nail how you usually would, stopping before the end of the nail so there’s a moon of silver still showing. I used the Sally Triple Shine polish in Reef-Raf. It has the perfect moon shaped brush for achieving this design without any nail art tools.

3. Alone, the ColorFoil doesn’t require a top coat, but since I applied pink over it, I used the Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat for an extra metallic finish.

Don’t forget to use #iHeartNailArt when you share your pics on Instagram for the chance to win $500 and a trip to NYC from Sally Hansen! More details here.

note: this tutorial is based off the Seventeen Magazine tutorial linked above.



My First Masthead!

Although it’s been 2 months since I completed my internship at Seventeen Magazine (how does time go so quickly?!), I basically had the best surprise ever yesterday. I was in Shaw’s to grab some groceries with a friend when I decided to check the magazine rack for Seventeen’s April issue. Lea Michele had her cover shoot while I was working at the mag, so I was excited to see how it came out. However, when I flipped open the issue, I was surprised to see my name along with talented magazine editors in the masthead.

Every journalist dreams of their first national magazine masthead and this is mine. I finally had that walk into a grocery store to see my name in a magazine moment and I couldn’t be happier!

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