Happy Birthday 'Murica!! I am excited for this last 4th of July living in Florida!! Time is really winding down and we have exactly two weeks before the movers come and pack our house and start the long trip up the East Coast. Bittersweet is what it is. Anyway, I am sharing one of the new Sally Hansen Color Frenzy glitter polishes in Red, White, & Hue. I also added a little nail art using the I Heart Nail At Tool Kit and Nail Art Pens that were sent along with my review packet.
I started this manicure with a blue creme polish on all nails except the ring finger. I topped the blue polish with two thin coats of Red, White, & Hue, which is a glitter topper with well...red, white, and blue small hexes. I mean really...you had to know that was coming! Hehe! I actually really like this glitter and it made me want to create a festive mani, which I am not usually big on. It went on smooth and the glitters dispersed evenly across the nails, without any clumping. I added Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat to quickly dry the nails and create a super shiny finish. This topcoat appeared to dry fairly quickly, but it is not the fastest drying topcoat available. I also noticed slight bubbling after application.
For the ring finger, I used two coats of Sally Hansen White On! I really like this white creme. It works well for me when doing nail art, stamping, or as undies. I decided to join in the festivities and show my American Pride by adding some stars and dots to the ring finger. For the stars, I used the stencil that came in the I Heart Nail Art Tool Kit. I simply placed it across the nail, just as if it were any other nail vinyl or striping tape, and I filled in the stars with the red and blue creme polishes. To finish off the accent nail, I added dots using the Red and Blue I Love Nail Art Pens. I added topcoat to seal in the design and set it with a high shine finish.
I haven't really been a fan of mainstream glitter polishes, as they don't usually catch my eyes as the indie brands can. However, I have noticed several of the Color Frenzy polishes that look very promising. I have two others that I was sent to review and they will be posted soon. As for Red, White, & Hue...this one is a WIN in my book.
I was also impressed with the improvements in the nail art pens. I have several of the older version, I have never had good luck with them. The nail art tool kit is handy to have, but I don't think it will be sufficient for those who are very advanced in nail art. It comes with a mini striper bursh, detail brush, and dotting tool. It also has various stencils to use for designs. I found these easy to work with as well. You can find these products at various drug stores, food stores, and mass retailers across the country.
What do you think of this mani? Do you have any plans for today?
Have a Happy 4th of July!