Sally Hansen – Textured Nails + Tutorial

Textured Tape Nails

As you may or may not know, I am an ambassador for the Sally Hansen I heart nail art contest! Each month I post a design and tutorial for that month’s theme to give you ideas (and also to make you go enter! :)) If you win, you get a trip to New York, $500, and a chance to compete again for $2,000.

At first I wasn’t sure how I could incorporate texture into my nail art – but then it hit me! I’ve been wanting to try using tape for quite some time and I wanted to see if it worked with the texture. I’m definitely pleased with this as its my first time using tape for nails! I hope you guys love it and that it inspires you to try tape…its much easier than I thought it would be.

Entering the contest is as easy as tagging an instagram picture with #iheartnailart. You can also go here on facebook and upload a photo as well.

What I Used:
Sally Hansen Fuschia Flare
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat – Gummy Grape
Sally Hansen Sugar Coat – Spare-A-Mint?
Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat – Tweedy

Photo + Video Tutorial! πŸ™‚ (click on pictorial for a larger view)

HOW TO: Texture Tape Mani

Send me a photo or tag me on instagram/twitter if you try this design out, I’d love to see!chelseaSig





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  • Catherine June 10, 2013 08.50 pm

    Where’d you find those colors of Sugar Coat?! They’re gorgeous but I haven’t seen them at any of my local displays!

  • Elin The Cupcake Cat June 12, 2013 08.44 am

    Wow, love this!!

  • Zoe June 12, 2013 07.15 pm

    this is really cool! And what a helpful tutorial. I have heard good things about the sugar coat polishes but am not really into texture polishes that much although with this design it looks awesome πŸ™‚

  • Sara June 13, 2013 11.12 pm

    Great idea for using textured polishes. With all those different textures I don’t think I would be able to stop feeling my nails if I was wearing this!

  • cathy caballero June 14, 2013 03.54 am

    I love your Nail Designs, fab work. Thanks for sharing your awesome work.

  • Jane Tvede June 14, 2013 03.03 pm

    love it <3

  • trisha June 17, 2013 08.26 pm

    Where did you get the gummy grape? I can’t seem to find it anywhere…

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  • Zoe Gruss June 21, 2013 05.29 am

    Great nail art tutorial. The colours are so vivid and work really well together. I imagine this pattern looking really beautiful with pastel colours!

  • Anna Williams June 25, 2013 06.49 am

    I love this! And I love knowing a seasoned pro like yourself still has new techniques to try…I have yet to do a tape mani as well but your detailed instructions cleared it all up for me! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Anna πŸ™‚

  • Tess June 30, 2013 05.09 pm

    Chelsea – I miss your updates!!

    • admin July 01, 2013 05.49 pm

      Been super busy with school! πŸ™ I’ll be catching up soon πŸ™‚

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