Ever since I got my most recent tattoos, I feel the need to take extra special care of my tootsies. With my schedule, I often don’t have time to spend at a salon, so I veer towards an at-home pedi frequently (especially during my weekend Netflix marathons…). Some of my favorite essentials: lavender scrub, a hearty pumice stone, nail files, and some quality nail polishes such the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure collection. This time I wanted to do something to match my recent tattoos, both in color and edginess, but still fairly simple because I’m not exactly Picasso over here.
I turned to my trusted friend, washi tape to help me get a geometric nail art design. Then, I picked my favorite bold and bright hues from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure collection: Kook a Mango and Wine Not (I use Plum’s the Word on my hands!).
To start, make sure your feet are freshly scrubbed with nails trimmed and filed. I love to treat my feet to a good soak in bath salts, especially with dried lavender, then to attack any calluses with a pumice stone.
- Paint all nails with the lightest color. In this case, I used Kook a Mango. Be sure to let the polish cure and dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Carefully apply washi tape across the nail, ensuring that you seal the corners well.
- Apply the second color. I used two coats to ensure deep, rich color and full coverage of the base color.
- Once the second color has dried and cured, carefully remove the washi tape… and voila!
Plus, receive a free Sally Hansen Salon Manicure nail polish when you buy U by Kotex at Target. Being real with you here, I like this brand because the packaging is graphic and bold… so much that so that I’m not afraid to keep them out on my bathroom vanity! I keep my U by Kotex in an old candleholder. (Offer available in all Target stores 12/29/13 – 2/22/14.)
Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.
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