DIY Trend: Color Blocking

July 2017

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Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole takes the latest fashion trends from the runway, to your nails. This month, her recommendation is Color Blocking.
Madeline is drawn to the asymmetry in a look like this, which she has noticed popping up more and more in ceramics and jewelry designs. And what better colors to do this with than purples? Purple is often forgotten about, but it’s time to bring it back in a big way! The shade range is easy to wear, and has a ton of options in the palette! You can’t beat a bright lavendar or lilac in the summer months. 

Shades featured above:
Complete Salon Manicure in What In Carnation? and Grape Gatsby
Insta-Dri in Plummet
Miracle Gel in Orchid-ing Aside
For an on-trend color blocking mani that lasts for up to 14 days of color and shine, chose Miracle Gel + Top Coat, the #1 no light gel system. Orchid-ing Aside is a lovely shade of lilac, while Wild for Violet is a classic that will go with every outfit. Finish off with Miracle Gel Top Coat for a mani that’s more chip resistant than regular polish! 

Orchid-ing Aside, Wild for Violet, Top Coat

It’s easy to get this look yourself at home! Our hack for Madeline’s color blocking mani is simple to achieve with no special tools required, just a pad of sticky notes. This take on purples is the perfect pop of color for any summer outfit. Thanks to Miracle Gel’s chip resistant polish, your nails will be life-proof.

How to apply

  • 1

    Apply a coat of Miracle Gel™ Orchid-ing Aside

  • 2

    Grab a pad of sticky notes

  • 3

    Section off squares on each of your nails

  • 4

    Paint over the nail with Wild for Violet

  • 5

    Apply the Miracle Gel™ Top Coat for a life-proof finish!