So first of all, nail care is a really important part of your nail routine and Sally Hansen do some really good products for this. I’m trying to grow mine, so if you can prep before you paint you won’t be left with discoloured nails when all the partying is over!
OK so seeing as Christmas is all about red, I picked out two different shades of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in bordeaux glow (the darker red) and rhapsody red. I love these gels, they are so thick and shiny and you don’t need a light to set them just the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat. Plus they are much easier to take off than normal gel, you just use nail polish remover. These are incredible polishes, I tell everyone to have at least one in their makeup collection! I first got hooked on Sally Hansen with all the nail care and nail growth range when I was a teenager, and now I’m slowly building up the colours. The brush is really wide too which makes it a dream to paint your nails.
Once you’ve got two coats of colour on, let it dry. Have a bit of a me moment and let it really dry well because otherwise you’ll smudge the polish when it comes to painting nail art. I used nail gems which I picked up from the market and the Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen. At the moment this is free when you buy any two Sally Hansen products from Superdrug. Shake it really well to get the colour on the tip and then you’re ready to go.
For my thumb I did a christmas tree just by doing zig zags and a gem at the top. Try to do all the designs with the top at your cuticle, then it looks the right way up in photos…..it’s all about the Instagram pictures right?! Next along I did two silver lines and two lines of gems. I painted this on the ‘bordeaux glow’ colour so it stood out more. To stick the gems on wait until the silver pen has dried, then paint a coat of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat on and stick on the gems, then put another layer of the top coat on to secure them even more. The snowflake is my favourite and actually really easy to do. Just draw a cross, then another cross diagonally so you’ve got your eight lines and then add on the little flecks. Then put a gem in the middle. Next was my present so again first do a cross, then add little circles for the bows and then a gem in the middle. Finally, for my little finger because I love sparkles so much I covered the whole nail in gems. If you can’t go all out at Christmas when can you??
Then paint a layer of the Sally Hansen gel top coat over the top to make them really shine and it will help the nail art last for longer when you’re out partying! There are over 40 shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection as well as the top coat and you can get one for £9.99 here I really want to see your festive nails so make sure you tag me (@talkbeckytalk) and I’ll be reposting your pictures! Which is your favourite nail? Love Becky x
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