1/09/2012

NOTD: Sally Hansen's Flirt + Big Money- Sponged Mani

Hey everyone!!!!

I'm back with another NOTD that I really like and hope you like too!  I used two colors that I got for my birthday last week. As soon as I saw these colors I knew I had to use them together. You'll see why... :)

I used Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Flirt as the base,  it's a nice rich burgundy color with a subtle tint of purple. It's a great color for fall or winter. The other color is also from Sally Hansen, its called Big Money and its from their Gem Crush line. Big Money is a fine gold glitter with large light purple glitter. It's gorgeous and the gold & purple glitter matches the burgundy nicely. 





I decided to just use Big Money on the tips instead of over the whole nail so I used a regular makeup sponge and dabbed the glitter on the tips. Then went back a second time and dabbed the very top of the tips again so it would have that gradient/faded look but as you can see I failed at that part. lol. I need to practice that whole gradient look.



As if that wasn't enough, I was looking through my basket of endless nail gems, stickers, rhinestones, ect. I have so many that i forget about and hardly use. I found these little gold stars that I thought would look cool with the gold glitter. I placed two of them on my ring finger, nice little extra touch.  




As far as the polish; Flirt by SH Xtreme Wear was extremely easy to apply. I actually only needed one coat which was surprising but I'm not complaining! If you've been following my blog then you probably know that I really like Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear line, I have a lot of their colors. It's the formula + the brush that I like.

Big Money by SH Gem Crush was also very easy to apply, there's one thing I noticed that I personally don't like, the brush. It seems to have almost the same exact brush as Sally Hansen's INSTA-DRI line. These brushes are pretty wide and short. A lot of people prefer that brush but I personally don't like it. I'm sure it has to do with the size of our nail beds.  I like a semi thin long brush but since these are glitter polishes it doesn't really make a difference. Here's a swatch of Big Money, you can see the large flexs of purple glitter.



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22 comments:

  1. beautybymissl7:15 AM

    This mani looks very pretty! 

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  2. MariJo Nails9:24 AM

    I love how this came out!!  Flirt is gorgeous!!  The stars were a nice touch too ;0). 

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  3. jay_bourne10:33 AM

    woahhh, so pretty!!! love them!!

    nailmelibby.blogspot.com

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  4. kayla sutherland11:03 AM

    Hey, I tagged you for an award in my recent blog post :) http://sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/tag-get-to-know-meaward.html

    These are realy pretty polishes

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  5. Thank you!!! It always means so much when you like my nails because I consider you nail pro!
    xoxo

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  6. Thank you!!!! I love your blog btw!!

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  7. Aww!!! Thank you so much!! That means a lot! Congrats on receiving the award, you deserve it!
    xoxo

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  8. Jasmine Olivia3:53 PM

    hey doll, i wasn't sure where to reply to your comment! but thanks for leaving me one! :0)it took me about a year and a half to lose 100lbs! I feel the last 10pounds may take a couple months simply because it's harder when you don't have a whole lot left to lose. I don't want to get scary skinny, so i'm being very careful with that. I most certainly do it the healthy way... 100%! meal plans, workouts, running, etc. I would never do it an unhealthy way, ever. I don't believe in that - as fab diets and eating disorders can do crazy damage inside. I had a friend who did  a jello diet for 3 weeks - and ended up having to be hospitalized because her liver was failing. So, nooooo thank you. I want to stay alive. LOL

    xx

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  9. I love this mani combo super pretty!!!

    Hey could you vote for me to be the next Rimmel 10? I'm Megan M. All the infos on my blog! 
    http://collegemakeupbudget.blogspot.com/

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  10. Huda AW9:09 PM

    wow fabulous post
    new follower of ur blog
    now follow my blog
    http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love Sally Hansen polishes! And I have yet to really get the whole sponging/gradient thing too. I fee like everyone else can do it so well and mine just looks like a mess! hahaha. We'll get there:) Love the colors though!!! Your nails look awesome!

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  12. OMGosh I am dying right now! This is so gorgeous Kelly! I also have never heard of using a makeup sponge to apply the glitter polish but I'm thinking that is gonna be amazing! I always struggle getting enough glittery ON my nail that it ends up looking like a large blob on the tips = not good, lol! The stars are a nice touch too! Great job with the pictures too!  I love your artistic arrangement of the photos!

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  13. Used your coupon code and saved 68¢

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  14. LOL! Exactly, we just have to practice and watch a lot of YouTube videos lol. I love Sally Hansen too, especially the Xtreme Wear polishes. I have a ton of them.
    Thanks for the comment doll!!
    xoxo

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  15. Thank you!! You're so sweet!!!! Dont feel bad, I struggle with applying glitter polish too, it could be annoying especially if its thick glitter. So using a sponge is a lot easier than the brush. You should def try it.
    xoxo

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  16. You did! Great, what did you end up buying?

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  17. congrats on hitting 300! well, 299:)

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  18. Thank you so much!!!!!! I cant even believe it! I cant wait to hold my giveaway. Hopefully by the end of the month
    xoxo

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  19. I couldnt believe it when i hit 100 either. now, im almost at 120 and it feels sooooo weird. lol

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  20. This color combo is perfect for the winter season! Very pretty.

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