I am weak for any excuse to have a fun Girls Night Out – – so a Sally Hansen Nail party – I’m in!
I gathered supplies and goodie boxes and treats and used some of my spring decor. And some mini plastic eggs – so cute! – I found them – and everything I needed (including the candy and grass, etc – I love one-stop shopping) at Walgreens. Let me tell you all about it…
The Sally Hansen Display was awesome and had anything for nail art that you can imagine. In all the perfect colors. With so many options, I grabbed tons of stuff for our party – – the gel strips, the gel polish, top coat and base coats, french manicure kits, nail art pens, cuticle cream, and even a polish remover pen for easy touch-up. Seriously, there was everything.
As for the regular Xtreme nail polish, I grabbed several from the bright colors section…
And stuffed them into goodie boxes, with some festive paper grass and candy:
I prepped all the boxes by running them through my Silhouette with a white sketch pen. So fun!!
I think the sketch and the washi tape were the perfect additions to spic up the plain box.
I set up and took pictures for you during the day – thinking ahead! I knew the party would be at night and the lighting wouldn’t be the greatest. Because I set up during the day, I didn’t have my treats set out yet – wanted them to be fresh for the evening party. And then I forgot to grab a picture of them. But I made the awesome cookies with the Hershey Kiss inside the middle – they just scream “pamper me” when you eat them!
More of the goodies to try, and the goodies to take home as party favors:
It was super fun to set it all out and up. I think that’s half the fun of party planning – seeing everything come together as you get it set up and ready to present to your guests.
On to the Par-tay!! It was fun to try several of the products that we hadn’t tried before:
Lots of people tried the new gel strips – – be sure to read the directions all the way through – or have someone read them to you 🙂
I didn’t try them at the party but I tried them on my toes a couple of days later. They were a little tricky to get on my toes – they didn’t want to stick. Probably because I have these itty bitty toenails – my mom things I have weird feet can can’t believe I post pictures of them, so this is for her 🙂 One of the gals at the party even went out and bought more gel strips for her sisters to try the next day – she liked them.
Don’t forget that with the gel strips or gel polish, you’ll need a special light to set it. The best way to get a light is to buy a starter kit – – and guess what – there’s a deal on them coming up – wahoo!
(3/31-4/27) Insta Gel Starter Kits $19.99
- (3/31-4/27) Gel Starter Kits $59.99
Want to get INSPIRED by nail art?? check out the I Heart Nail Art Facebook App – – tons of cool ideas on there!
We ended up being pretty conservative with our nail art – – lots of people went with something that would coordinate with their outfit for Easter.
I couldn’t decide but finally settled on trying the french manicure kit:
It was really easy to use – stickers to define the line of white, and the white paint actually came in a tube like a marker, so application was a breeze:
The funnest part of Girl’s Night Out is just being able to get together and chat and laugh and have a fun time. A nail night went hand-in-hand with that – perfect fit! You should plan a spa nail night for your next GNO – it was great!
Love how smooth and perfect this manicure turned out – the lilac is perfect for spring!
I’ll be trying my hand at the paint pen in the morning on my girls… some friends used it at the party and it turned out really great. Do you have any nail art techniques that you love??
Here’s all the supplies you need for a runway-inspired look – and you can even purchase online – how easy is that.
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