I haven’t done one of these in God knows how long. I am going to commit to at least 2 Mani Monday’s per month. That’s a start. For this week I decided to break out the hot colors for spring. I know Spring doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday hey, I’m a little impatient.

I chose to do a glitter tip mani with “Hot Magenta” 120 as the primary color with “Rockstar Pink” 140 as the glitter tip from Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear Line. I topped it off with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry top coat.

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Here’s the mani



Hey my loves!

I have a secret to tell you, I have a love hate relationship with my nails. When I say I have a love hate relationship I mean that I love how my nails look when they are freshly polished, but I hate polishing them. I have the shakiest hands that you could ever imagine (thank God for nail strips). I have tons of nail polish and thanks to Sally Hansen my collection just grew even larger. Every Sunday I said I would paint my nails for the week. That lasted for about a month and my motivation quickly started to fade.

So I was excited to see the Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art Contest. Now in no way shape or form am I some fancy nail artist. I can barely draw a straight line or even polka dots (smh), but I thought it would be fun to partake in the challenge.

So for the month of March the theme is “Inspired by the Runway.” I went on a massive Google search and found something that was simple enough for me to do and add my own little twist!

I chose the Modern Racing Stripes spotted on the hands of the lovely models for Monika Chiang during New York Fashion Week Spring 2013.

Check out my creation below!



What I Used
1. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Cinna-Snap 340
2. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Silver Sweep 230 down the “center” of my nail on my middle finger
3. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in Check Please! 235
4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Sally Hansen Cinna-Snap 340, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat, Sally Hansen Salon Effects Check, Please! 235, Sally Hansen Silver Sweep 230

Cinna-Snap 340,  Insta-Dri Top Coat, Salon Effects Check, Please! 235, Silver Sweep 230

I didn’t want to get too fancy and put a silver strip on each nail so I opted for the Check, Please! nail strips as a symbol for the end of the race when someone waves the checkered flag. For an amateur, I think I did pretty well!

You can get in on the nail art fun too! Here are the contest details for the I <3 Nail Art Contest

Contest Details

• From February-May there will be monthly contests with monthly winners
• The contest is open to ALL consumers
• To enter upload a photo to Facebook, or take a picture with Instagram or tweet a picture with designated hashtag #iheartnailart
• Contest ends each month on the last day of the month
• Winner announced one week after contest closes
• All monthly winners will come to NYC in July/Aug for a final round of putting together a look
• Judges will determine the winner each month and at the end
• Grand prize is $2K and winner will be the brand ambassador for a year for Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art Contest. To Enter Go To Facebook.com/SallyHansen or Use The Hashtag #iheartnailart on Twitter or Instagram to Share your Looks.


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen.