#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:

#ManicureMonday layering metallics thanks to @sally_hansen ColorFoil + Triple Shine polish #iHeartNailArt ๐Ÿ’…

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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.

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Sally Hansen Makes Nail Art Even Easier

I โ™ฅ Nail ArtConfession: Although I’ve been drawing fun designs on my nails for years, I’ve never used a nail art pen. Instead, I usually end up with a makeshift pencil dipped in polish to complete my looks. So, when I saw Sally Hansen’s new I Heart Nail Art line, I knew I had to try it.

I used the white pen to make flower petals on my nail for a springy vibe. Overall, I found it easy to use as long as you wait for your base coat to fully dry. When I first started my design, it was a little messy, but I was able to wipe off the white without messing up my bottom polish with a wet cotton ball. You also have to make sure to shake the pen well before using it.

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Get the look: I Heart Nail Art Pens
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