Color Blocking Is Cool #IHeartMyNailArt





The first few years after having the first three kids, I went into cocoon mode - I stayed insulated.  But with Omar, we have been non-stop socialites and it feels good.  Since my blogger sister and business partner Ruby is in town only for a few months, we're trying to make the most of it and plan fun stuff.  Last Friday night we planned a girls night in at The Makery.  A friend of a friend came and taught us about nail care and color blocking.  We ate pizza and indulged in chocolate.  Our laughs were loud and you could not ignore the busy buzz of exciting stories.  The aura was beautiful and alive.  More nights like this are absolutely necessary for my sanity.  I think I'm going to make it a priority in my busy life to hang out with the girls for a few hours at least once a month!    

At our little girls night in party, I learned some interesting things that I never knew before because 1) I was a tomboy 2) I'm a mom of boys and maybe I'm turning into one!  

-Apply a clear coat first, this will fill in ridges and keep nails from yellowing
-Apply a clear coat after, this will seal the polish and make your manicure last longer
-To remove glitter polish, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and leave on your nail for a few minutes
-If your nails are yellowing, use a toothbrush with whitening toothpaste and brush your nails
-Color blocking your nails is applying 2 or more colors in geometric shapes
-Use paper tape, washi tape, painter's tape to color block 
-Buy cheap paint brushes and use it to create designs on nails 
-Push your cuticles back
-Use cuticle oil on your nails!  If you have none, use extra virgin olive oil!

Our fun little setup!
#iheartmynailart
I love yellows, blues and pinks!
#iheartmynailart
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear is on sale 2 for $5 and for every $5 you spend, you get 1,000 points with your Balance Rewards card!
#iheartmynailart
Brisk Blue is AMAZING.  My new favorite color.
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Sally Hansen's product line is huge - I had to go to two different Walgreens to find the nail art pens.  But you can buy them online and even find out if your local store carries a specific product!  You can check out my shopping trip to Walgreens on my Google+ album
#iheartmynailart
You can enter Sally Hansen Pinterest Party - Win a Year's Supply of Sally Hansen!
#iheartmynailart
I made this board of color blocking inspiration - the formula I like is: one bright, one bold and one neutral.  Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Murakami were both inspirational - both have collaborated with Louis Vuitton.  Their color choices are amazing.  Nail blogs Chalkboard Nails and Gnarly Gnails were also inspiration.  If you haven't been to their blogs, go!
#iheartmynailart
We had pizza but snuck in these goodies before, during and after!
#iheartmynailart
Looks easy enough but really, my biggest issue is time.  Be patient and don't take off the tape before your polish is dry!
#iheartmynailart
So so many laughs!
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Sandra admiring her nails!  Love the yellow and blue combo!
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Francisca loves her checkerboard color block nails!
#iheartmynailart
I was a little inspired by Sally Hansen Color Curves
#iheartmynailart
We are cool!
#iheartmynailart #Rx
Get Social:  @SallyHansen on Twitter / @Walgreens on Twitter



 I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and COTY #cbias #SocialFabric

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raised by culture: Color Blocking Is Cool #IHeartMyNailArt

Monday, April 29, 2013

Color Blocking Is Cool #IHeartMyNailArt





The first few years after having the first three kids, I went into cocoon mode - I stayed insulated.  But with Omar, we have been non-stop socialites and it feels good.  Since my blogger sister and business partner Ruby is in town only for a few months, we're trying to make the most of it and plan fun stuff.  Last Friday night we planned a girls night in at The Makery.  A friend of a friend came and taught us about nail care and color blocking.  We ate pizza and indulged in chocolate.  Our laughs were loud and you could not ignore the busy buzz of exciting stories.  The aura was beautiful and alive.  More nights like this are absolutely necessary for my sanity.  I think I'm going to make it a priority in my busy life to hang out with the girls for a few hours at least once a month!    

At our little girls night in party, I learned some interesting things that I never knew before because 1) I was a tomboy 2) I'm a mom of boys and maybe I'm turning into one!  

-Apply a clear coat first, this will fill in ridges and keep nails from yellowing
-Apply a clear coat after, this will seal the polish and make your manicure last longer
-To remove glitter polish, soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and leave on your nail for a few minutes
-If your nails are yellowing, use a toothbrush with whitening toothpaste and brush your nails
-Color blocking your nails is applying 2 or more colors in geometric shapes
-Use paper tape, washi tape, painter's tape to color block 
-Buy cheap paint brushes and use it to create designs on nails 
-Push your cuticles back
-Use cuticle oil on your nails!  If you have none, use extra virgin olive oil!

Our fun little setup!
#iheartmynailart
I love yellows, blues and pinks!
#iheartmynailart
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear is on sale 2 for $5 and for every $5 you spend, you get 1,000 points with your Balance Rewards card!
#iheartmynailart
Brisk Blue is AMAZING.  My new favorite color.
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Sally Hansen's product line is huge - I had to go to two different Walgreens to find the nail art pens.  But you can buy them online and even find out if your local store carries a specific product!  You can check out my shopping trip to Walgreens on my Google+ album
#iheartmynailart
You can enter Sally Hansen Pinterest Party - Win a Year's Supply of Sally Hansen!
#iheartmynailart
I made this board of color blocking inspiration - the formula I like is: one bright, one bold and one neutral.  Japanese artists Yayoi Kusama and Murakami were both inspirational - both have collaborated with Louis Vuitton.  Their color choices are amazing.  Nail blogs Chalkboard Nails and Gnarly Gnails were also inspiration.  If you haven't been to their blogs, go!
#iheartmynailart
We had pizza but snuck in these goodies before, during and after!
#iheartmynailart
Looks easy enough but really, my biggest issue is time.  Be patient and don't take off the tape before your polish is dry!
#iheartmynailart
So so many laughs!
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Sandra admiring her nails!  Love the yellow and blue combo!
#iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart #iheartmynailart
Francisca loves her checkerboard color block nails!
#iheartmynailart
I was a little inspired by Sally Hansen Color Curves
#iheartmynailart
We are cool!
#iheartmynailart #Rx
Get Social:  @SallyHansen on Twitter / @Walgreens on Twitter



 I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and COTY #cbias #SocialFabric

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4 Comments:

At April 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM , Blogger AutismWonderland said...

LOVE IT! I'm ready to run out to Walgreens and do my nails :)

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Ruby said...

Best time ever! I love that its so easy to rack up the points at Walgreens Hello nailpolish come to mama!

 
At April 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Mel Outnumbered said...

Great job on the nails! Looks like you know how to throw a party!

 
At May 1, 2013 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Melissa Libertad said...

I am just a wee bit jealous. lol. It looks like everyone had such a good time! What an awesome job you gals did!!

I love the way all your nails came out. That blue is fantastic. :)

PS love the picture of Ruby photo bombing with the peace sign lol.

 

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