I’ve briefly mentioned my high-school nail obsession via social media (check some visuals here) here and there. Here’s the full story on it: there was a time where I used to be super into doing my nails. I would go for a full set, with crazy intricate designs, every 3 weeks. They were ridiculously long and gaudy…and to be honest, I think I subconsciously shied away from doing anything at all to my nails for years afterwards to compensate! But, I’ve gotta admit, I really do miss playing around with nail art! I forgot how much fun experimenting with colours, brushes & patterns can be (and how nice it is to have nails that don’t look like a boys!). So I’m excited to say that over the next month I’ll be doing a fun project with Shoppers Drug Mart called #ManiMasterpieces, where I’ll be sharing a bunch of posts via Instagram with my own take on summer nail looks. I’m honestly SO excited to get all creative with it and see what I come up with! My first look, called “Graphic Arts,” is one I was challenged to recreate by Shopper’s – the original used super bright colours, but obviously I decided to go towards the minimal side. I’m excited that minimalism is back in style, and with the influx of other cool nail trends popping up – from the rise of greys & nudes, to matte topcoats, to gradients – I can’t wait to show you guys all the designs I have planned. Make sure to follow along via my Instagram for all the looks!
products: Nailene Perfect tips & toes, here, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in “Black Out” here, Misslyn nail polish in “597”, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in “Show Steel-er”, Essie nail lacquer in “bikini so teeny”, here, Ceramix Glaze in “Pure”, Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy top coat
Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Ceramic Glaze in Pure and let dry.
Step 2: Using Nailene Perfect tips & toes, divide the nail into 4 shapes.
Step 3: Fill in each shape with a different colour. Slowly remove tape before it dries.
Step 4: Once dry, finish with a clear top coat like Ceramic Glaze Fast Drying Top Coat.
Get your hands on the latest nail looks at Shoppers Drug Mart. Plus, from May 23 – June 19, get 15x the Shoppers Optimum Points when you spend $15 or more on participating nail products.
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