It’s not very often that I get to have a girls night in – so when I recently had the opportunity I pounced on it and went all out! I’d been planning to try out color blocking nail art styles and who better to be my guinea pigs then my girlfriends?!
When I called up my friend with an invite she insisted that the party be furnished with junk food and treats, “I need a girls night” she commented eagerly. So after I unearthed My Big Fat Greek Wedding for us to watch, I dutifully headed to Walgreens and loaded up on lots of treats – including some fabulous nail art supplies from Sally Hansen!
There were so many colors and polish formula options that I felt like a kid in a candy store – but I eventually settled on a few. I also picked up a new top coat, nail polish remover pads, and this super cool Sally Hansen No More Mistakes Manicure Clean-Up Pen.
After I stocked up on primping products I loaded up on lots of snacks! My haul included White Castle Mini Burgers, hot wings, honey BBQ wings, mozzarella cheese sticks, Valencia almonds, almond M&M’s, mini powdered doughnuts, cookies, margarita glasses, three Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips, six nail polishes, a top coat, a No Mistakes pen, nail polish removing pads, and old fashioned ice cream sandwiches – all for a grand total of $120! Not bad for a Girls Night In with all the fixin’s! Plus because I used my Walgreen’s Balance Rewards Card I scored 1,000 rewards points! See my whole shopping trip by clicking here.
My GNI was so much fun! It did get quite messy but everybody had a great time and left with fab nails! I served loads of snacks – which were quite sticky so we had to clean our hands and nails really well before we started designing them!
I really loved how easy it was to achieve the color blocked look with the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips – which paired up beautifully with the bright colored nail polishes I picked out. Here’s a quick tutorial:
1. Clean your nails and file them down to your desired length and shape.
2. Coat your nails in a base color – two coats should be sufficient, with five minutes in between each coat to dry. You can also add an extra color at this point – like a quick swipe along the edge.
3. Cut your nail strips into desired shapes. These should be smaller than your nail – that way you can see a decent amount of your base color.
4. Apply nail strips and smooth over and shape edges. Remove any excess nail strip that might be hanging over.
5. Apply a generous layer of top coat, which will seal your nails. Repeat if necessary.
6. Enjoy your fab nails! Feel free to add extra embellishments like glitter or rhinestones – personalize your color blocked look in any way you like!
Here are the other designs that we created – let me know what you think!
You can get a similar look by purchasing these Block Art items here on Walgreens’ online store!
Right now until 4/27 Walgreens has all the Sally Hansen Xtreme Nail Polishes on sale for 2/$5 – and you get a 1,000 points when you use your balance rewards card! Looking to try out color blocking – the two polishes seen here would make a great ultra glam look – and you can even buy them online at Walgreen’s!
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Love the colors! They all look great! You can do my nails the next time we get together. 😉
Wow all the nails look amazing! I really like the yellow and flowers it just screams spring. 🙂
LOVE these nail ideas and your tutorial, thank you for sharing them! They look fab!
P.S. I love that you serve wings at your Glam Girls Night In, I am a sucker for wings *lol*.
Yes – my sister was like “isn’t that considered ‘guy’ food” and I was like “No. It’s considered GOOD food!” lol! Thanks for stopping by Sara, and I’m glad you like our nails!