I am a huge fan of getting pampered at the nail salon. An occasional manicure and pedicure is such a nice treat, especially near the start of the warm season. At the salon, I generally opt for a classic French manicure or something that is subtle and timeless. However, when I opt to do my nails in the privacy of my own home, I let the creative cat take over and love to experiment with fun nail art designs.
My inner artist had me inspired to create a nail look resembling an abstract painting. This nail look is extremely easy to re-create and trust me, you can’t make a mistake!
Read further to see how to DIY this “Painted Love” nail look suggested by my friends at Shoppers Drug Mart (psst, see special promotions below!).
What You Will Need:
- An assortment of bright and contrasting nail polish colours
- I used Misslyn Snow White, Essie madison ave-hue (magenta pink), Essie suite retreat (purple), Misslyn Scandalous (hot pink) and Revlon Quick Top Coat
Step by Step
Step 1: Apply 2 coats of Misslyn Snow White and let dry.
Step 2: Loosely dab on any colour (have fun – you can’t make a mistake). Repeat with as many colours as you’d like, layering a bit each time. I used Misslyn Scandalous, Essie madison ave-hue, then Essie suite retreat to create my combination.
Step 3: Finish with the Revlon Quick Top Coat for a glossy shine and extra long wear.
I will admit, building a nail polish collection will take some time, I suggest start by stocking up on high quality basics, such as a really good base coat and top coat, then making your way into building your colour spectrum. I gravitate towards light pinks and nudes, I’d recommend starting with your favourite colors first, then pick up a few colours that represent seasonal trends.
If you’re not in a hurry, I’d pay attention to special promotions and savings. Visit Shoppers Drug Mart from May 23 – June 19 and get 15x Shoppers Optimum Points when you spend $15 or more on participating nail brands – Revlon, Essie (a personal fav!), L’Oreal Paris, SensatioNail, Ceramic Glaze, Quo by Orly, Misslyn & Sally Hansen.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own Nail Looks at home! I’d love to see your creations, please share them on Social Media using hashtag #ManiMasterpieces!
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. shoppersdrugmart.ca/nailthelook