Wednesday, May 12, 2010

♥ Sally Hansen 'Blue It' with sponged Billie 'Steel Blue' ♥

Sally Hansen 'Blue It' with Billie 'Steel Blue' & Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat

Another fabulous Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Polish. 'Blue It' is a rich shimmery medium blue. It requires 2 to 3 coats, applies perfectly, dries fast and held up well without top coat for the afternoon. I sponged on Billie 'Steel Blue' then used a sheer sparkly franken I made to cover the entire nail. I mixed approximately 2/3 of a bottle of clear nail polish with a few drops of Billie 'Steel Blue'. I wanted to achieve a subtle silver sparkle with a teal metallic base to use as a layering polish. It is very subtle and will need some good pic's outdoors in the sun.

Sponge mani's are perfect for disguising polish flaws and tip wear. It's been a while since I have done one. I also have to add, that adding a few drops of a foil polish to a clear nail polish makes a beautiful layering polish. The sparkle is extremely subtle and can be used to save a trashed mani.

Blue Steel 3 coats with NO Top Coat

Summer is 'sorta' on the way

Stuff I used

I use ordinary kitchen sponges for my sponge manis - you can use any dense sponge. I just cut these into little squares and am sure to use a new section once one section dries out.

3 coats S.H. 'Blue It' no T.C.

Billie 'Steel Blue' sponged on

Left- with the sheer sparkly layering franken polish, Right- with just Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat


Taki J said...

Yet another fab mani from you. The Blue It is one of my fave Sally Hansen colors and you have just taken it to the next level. Love what you did. What kind of sponge do you use for nail sponging? I want to try it :-)

Deez Nailz - Canadas most fabulous hand model said...

♥ Taki J - I use ordinary kitchen sponges... any kind of dense sponge will work... some people use make-up wedges... i like my kitchen sponges - things usually turn out great!

Stephanie Merlin said...

That's gorgeous! I think I'm going to have take a stab at sponging!

Gwen - SpaceLifeThoughts said...

I love this mani! Use those plain sponges too, they are great!

Lolitadewdrop said...

that looks awesome I think that I am going to try it this weekend.

Ice Queen said...

I like that. It makes me think of a glacier. Very icy-cool. :D

Perles & Paillettes said...

Great, I love ice-effect sponged nails !

Libby's Pink Vanity said...

It's late but I want to go copy this look right now.

Emma said...


Taki J said...

Lol.. you could have called me an idiot and the pictures were right there. I must have glazed over the kitchen sponges looking at the nails!!