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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Be My Sweetheart: I Heart Nail Art Contest

sweetheart nail art
February is the month of sweethearts!  Whether that is between you and a partner, yourself or your makeup bag... I was asked to create a nail art look for this romantic theme, so I called upon my art school skills to devise a design in miniature.  I chose to use a trio of my favorite colors and pair it with a heart-print Tory Burch dress and spent an afternoon with my girlfriends.

Sally Hansen provided a terrific nail art kit for my palette.  I used a base of Insta-Dri Cinna-snap for a deep oxblood color as my canvas. I used their Nail Art Pens in hot pink and black to create sweet little heart-shaped flowers as my artwork.

To create the look, I first painted my nails with the Cinna-Snap.  The nail polish really does dry in about a minute (yes!).  Then I used the hot pink nail art pen in a small 'V' motion, using the wet tip to slowly fill in the V-shape until it looked like a heart.

For my pinky, I use the hot pink pen to draw an outline of a heart at the tip for something different.

Using the black nail art pen, I drew the stems of the heart flowers to the edge of the nail.  For the pinky, I filled in around the hot pink heart outline to highlight the heart tip.
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The beauty of this design is you certainly don't need an art school background to do it.  It is simple enough to do with your left or right hand.  Hearts don't have to be perfect and the stems can be squiggly and look organic.

Are you ready to get creative?  If you are an artiste of the manicure genre, you could win $2000 and be appointed Sally Hansen's brand ambassador.  You just need to share photos of YOUR nail art on their Facebook page, or via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #iheartnailart. 

Feel the love!

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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.

1 comment:

www.mirasaab.blogspot.com said...

Wow-. I hope we have those here in Norway:-)

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