There are few cold weather sports I hold as near and dear to my heart as nail art. OK, I get it, it’s not technically a “sport,” but if you’re as cosmetically inclined as I am, it totally counts (all those little brush strokes probably burn calories, right?). My latest and greatest nail art adventure is inspired by the over-the-top 80’s jewelry of Paloma Picasso (remember when Paloma basically reinvented the Tiffany jewelry line?). SQUIGGLES GALORE.
I used all Sally Hansen Salon Manicure nail polish to get the look from top to bottom. The polishes are great, last a long time, and don’t require any addition base or top coats (a total life saver if you’re not willing to devote a whole day of your life to dry time). I started with a neutral dusty pink shade, Pink Pong. This shade is beyond perfect on it’s own, but also adds a great backdrop effect for any more vibrant shades.
Right now, you can get a FREE Sally Hansen Salon Manicure nail polish when you buy any 3 U by Kotex products at Target. The way I see it, it’s an excuse to get even more artistic with your nails just by buying the stuff you would anyway!
After 2 coats of Pink Pong, I took out my trusty bobby pin (see, there’s a reason to save them after your up do!), bent it vertically, and dipped it into my fabulous metallic teal shade, Black and Blue, and started to draw small squiggles.
After the first set of squiggles dried, I whipped out the silver of dreams, Shoot the Moon, and applied squiggles in the opposite direction. This is the key: make sure each color squiggle is going in an opposing direction, otherwise it’s just too overlapped and wall-paper looking. Voila! Totally chic 80’s inspired Paloma Picasso nails.
Reminder: Right now, you can get a FREE Sally Hansen Salon Manicure nail polish when you buy any 3 U by Kotex products at Target.
This post was sponsored by U by Kotex and Style Coalition, but I really do use all the products mentioned above and love them.