Great Legs + Splatter Mani Nail Hack feat. Sally Hansen

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One of my favorite things about Summer are the outdoor parties. It’s relaxing to let the kids run around and play outside while us parents can get some adult conversation in! Parties are also fun because it gives me an excuse to do something on-theme with my nails and also get to the body pampering so I can have great legs to match! Since the 4th of July is coming I decided I wanted to muster up as much talent as I could for nail art and create something Independence Day inspired.

I headed to Target to check out what new Summer goodies they had out. I picked up some new products from Sally Hansen (Color Foil abounds!) as well as some of the necessary tools. Of course, the Banana Boat Sport Broad Spectrum SPF and Schick shaving products were sitting there as well, reminding me hairy legs aren’t okay and I need to get on that asap.

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, for nail art I’d rank around a 2. MAYBE a 3 if you’ve been drinking a lot of lemonade. The Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens are made for people of all levels of nail artistry. I have actually kept away from nail art pens of any kind because of past bad experiences but the ones from Sally Hansen are really fabulous – very easy to work with and control.

I used the above items to create the manicure below, which I like to call a Splatter Mani Nail Hack. I don’t enjoy messes and spitting polish through a straw onto your nails… that just doesn’t sit well with me. If you’re with me on that one, you’re going to love this.

Paint a base coat of your desired shade (I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pucker Up & Pacific Blue) then make random streaks across the nails with your Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen (I used White, obv). Next grab a dotting tool, (for some reason mine is shy, but it’s from the Sally Hansen Nail Art Tool Kit) which works better than a brush when you’re using the Color Foils, and streak as many shades as you want around the white. For my mani I used Leaden Lilac and Liquid Gold.

After all of that is dry place a coat of Sally Hansen Color Frenzy (I used Red, White & Hue) over-top and add a top coat. No clean-up required! It ends up looking somewhat like splatter nail art, but without the extreme mess.

If you’d rather spit on your hands when you splatter you can still have some fun nail art times with the Sally Hansen Color Foils. Below I used Liquid Gold as a base and made a funky french mani by painting Leaden Lilac at the tips. Festoon your accent nail by painting Sally Hansen Great White Triple Shine Nail Polish as your base and add a coat of Sally Hansen Color Frenzy Red, White & Hue.

Now, just because your nails look festive, does not mean that it’s time for you to head out the door. Give thought to the entire package and shave the legs (as I’ve said many times before on this blog my go-to is the Schick Hydro-Silk Sensitive Care razors and Skintimate Shave Gel). After you’re smooth always remember to add your SPF. The Banana Boat Sport Performance Cool Zone is fantastic because it’s clear and instantly cools & refreshes.

Now it’s time for you to show off your Summer Look!

There will be an Instagram contest going on from June 26th until July 10th! $2,250 in Target gift cards will be given away to get you summer ready! Do the following and you’re entered! Simple Sally!

  • Take a photo of yourself getting summer ready
  • Use the hash tag “#MySummerLook” (@SummerReadyLook on Twitter)
  • Post your photo to Instagram or Twitter

I’ll be posting my Summer Looks as well, so be sure to follow me on Instagram!

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #MySummerLook #CollectiveBias

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