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Last week I posted this image on Instagram and received several complements about this simple geometric nail art design. I would never consider myself a nail expert, but I do try to keep my nails freshly painted. For the most part I really don’t do anything fancy, but an easy design like this is something that anyone can master. For today’s post I am sharing a quick how-to for this simple geometric nail art design. 🙂
I find that when I keep my nails freshly painted, I am less likely to pick at my cuticles. I know that sounds terrible, but is a bad habit that I have. As a result, I do paint my nails at least once a week and the bonus is that my nails look pretty most of the week and my cuticles are in much better condition.
I am not one to spend too much time on my nails, so I was happy to see the new Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment. It is a base coat, top coat, growth treatment, strengthener, ridge-filler, brightener, and ultra-moisturizing nail treatment – all in one! 🙂 How awesome is that!?!
I start off my removing any old polish. I then file and clean my nails and trim my cuticles. For me, shorter nails work best. I then apply the Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment and let it dry completely.
Next I will apply two coats of the colour of nail polish that I have chosen, letting it dry between coats. I hope that I am not the only one, but I am great at painting one hand and terrible at painting the other. If someone else I around I usually bribe them to help me with my one hand. 🙂
I use an angled eyeliner brush to apply the contrasting colour. The stiffness of this brush and the angle make it perfect for this simple geometric nail art design. You can plan out your design ahead of time or just wing it. If you are aiming to get a perfect design, you can use clear tape to section off where to paint the contracting colour. For me, I find that this is too much work.
The next step is to apply the Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment as a top coat and let it dry.
Lastly, I apply Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil which softens cuticles and cares for dry, brittle nails. My cuticles are in a constant state of red and dryness from my work (ugh…the struggle) and I have to remind myself to also apply the cuticle oil daily before bed.
If applying before a mani or pedi, remove the cuticle oil thoroughly with soap and water or nail polish remover before applying nail polish and then re-apply the cuticle oil after your nail polish is dry.
I picked up the Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment and Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil at my local Walmart. They have a great selection of Sally Hansen nail products.
Happiness is…ten perfectly painted finger nails.
Have a great Tuesday! Thanks so much for your blog love and support. ❤