May 8, 2013

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish

Sally Hansen is sponsoring a contest, I HEART NAIL ART, on Facebook which gives you a chance to win a trip to NY, some cash, and the opportunity to become their ambassador for a year!

All you have to do is go to Sally Hansen Facebook page and enter a photo of your nails painted according to the theme of the month. This month's theme is Street Style.

I was given lots of colors to choose from to create my look for this month's theme, and I have to be honest, it was so much fun playing around with all the different polishes that I lost track of time!

At first I painted my nails all different colors, using these ones below. And even though they looked great, it just wasn't my style, you know?

Next I tried the glitter. Oh my! I love glitter! I paired it up with the metallics and wow! These are my favorite combinations, except that it felt a little too winter-y, and I was looking for a fresh look, more of a spring look. But these colors will definitely rock my cooler days, especially that combination you see in the middle (Gunmetal really rocks!).

So I opted for something light and pretty, something that would look great with my favorite green top, something perfect to wear every day. And of course, I had to add the glitter to it!

This is what I used: Double Duty as a base and top coat, and Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Coral Reef topped by the Disco Ball glitter!

See how pretty? The pinkish/orange color alone would have fallen flat on my skin, but with the added glitter it turns into something completely different and just pops in such a pretty way! (It's funny how I've never really used the glitter before, but now, after trying it out, I feel like I have to have it on top of any polish otherwise I feel it's missing something).

More than ever now nail art is all the rage, and with all the different polishes, finishes and specialized tools making your own design at home is easier than ever.

I did go crazier and tried out original designs with lots of colors and patterns, but to tell you the truth, I need more practice before I will show you one of those pictures (it's that left hand that never co-operates!)

For now I'm happy with my simple yet pretty design which, as anticipated, looks great with my green top!

 Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Contest
To Enter Go To 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.

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