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Graffiti Inspired Nail Art Challenge

When Sally Hansen and Collective Bias asked me to partner with them and challenged me to come up with a street look for my nails I jumped at the challenge. I have a pretty big collection of nail polish, but at times I’m lazy when it comes to actually coming up with cute designs for my nails.

So, the first thing I did was browse though my Nail Design Pinterest Board to look for some ideas.  I found lots of great ideas, but decided to also do a Google search to see what else people had come up with in the past.  I liked the look of this design and decided that I wanted to do something a little similar.

I then headed out to Walgreens to see shop for some more polish.  Walgreens had a huge selection of Sally Hansen products.

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I was also happy to see that quite a few shades were on sale.  In particular, polishes from the Xtreme, Salon Effects, Diamond and Insta Dri collections were on sale for $1 off .  I was not sure exactly which colors I would use, so I picked out five shades from the Sally Hansen Hard as nails Xtreme Wear collection.  The shades I picked were: Black out, Celeb City, Crushed, Marine Scene, Purple Potion and White On.

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When I checked out, I used my Balance Rewards card and was happy to see that I scored some great deals!  Woohoo!

Before I actually did my nails, I tested out a few different color combinations and decided to stick with only 3 colors.  I used Celeb City, Purple Potion and Marine Scene.

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To achieve this look, I first polished my nails with a base coat and let that dry.  Then I applied the Celeb City shade and  allowed it to dry as well.  Next up, I balled up a small piece of Saran Wrap.  I then let a drop of the Marine Scene polish fall onto the balled up piece of Saran Wrap.  I blotted it once on a piece of paper towel and then dabbed it at random on my nail.  I did this for all nails.  I didn’t apply a lot so I really didn’t wait for the nails to dry before moving on to the next shade, Purple Potion.

It was a bit messy, but not as messy as I thought it would be.  Clean-up was a snap.

I really like how my nails came out!

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For more photos of my shopping trip, check out my Google + photo album.

To learn more about Sally Hansen products and to find a Walgreens near you, make sure to visit them online.

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and COTY #cbias #SocialFabric #IHeartMyNailArt.  All opinions are 100% my own

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About the author

Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "

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