Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sally Hansen Textured Nail Art Tutorial: Sugar Spun Nail Art


June is the last month for you guys to enter Sally Hansen's I ♥ Nail Art competition over on their Facebook page so I'm here with some inspiration for this month's theme... Textured Nail Art! I've gone for the sugar spun look because whenever I wear this design, I find myself constantly running my fingers over the textured surface. The process is a bit messy but I think it's worth it for the finished look!


For this design I'm using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Back to the Fuschia. You'll also need some toothpicks and a top coat. My favourite is Sally Hansen Dries Instantly

Start by painting your nails with Back to the Fuschia and applying a top coat of Dries Instantly. Wait for them all to dry and then move on to the next step.

Lay out a sheet of plastic, baking paper or something similar and make a little puddle of Mellow Yellow. Leave it for a few minutes then start to stir it with a toothpick. You'll notice it getting thick and stickier but try to keep the consistency regular by working it with the toothpick. When the polish is making strings like you see in the picture, you're ready to move on.

This is where things get messy and a little more tricky! Get a little blob of Mellow Yellow on the end of your toothpick and dab it on the skin at one side of your nail, then quickly move it over to the other side stretching the polish as you go. 
You could use a product like Liquid Palisade around your nails before you start to make cleaning up the mess a little easier.


Once you're happy with your sugar, wait for it to dry completely.


Using a small nail art brush dipped in acetone, clean up around the edges of your nails. I choose not to apply a top coat on top of the design to keep as much texture as possible.


All done! Don't forget to enter your own Textured Nail Art looks in to Sally Hansen's I ♥ Nail Art competition on Facebook for the chance to win $500 and a trip to NYC!




39 comments:

  1. Omg love the effect very nice

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  2. Just love it,so awesome! i will try it:)Kisses muuuuaaakkkk ( NUSHKA )

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  3. I should try this sometime!

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  4. You're making it look easy. I'm tempted to give it a try

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  5. Absolutely cute... and compliments for the patience you had to clean everything at the end!

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  6. I would combine light pink or orange with gold. I like this a lot.

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  7. So nice, I'm not sure I have the patience for it but it's definitely on my list to try!

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  8. gah...i have tried this and it was not cute but this tutorial has inspired me to try again. :o) totally adorable!

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  9. Some of your mani's look so eadible... love this!

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  10. Amazing, love the colours :)

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  11. I love this!! The colour combo is so cute. I'm definitely trying it out!!

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  12. I never would have thought of this! I'm excited to try it soon

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  13. great tutorial! i love the sugar spun look, you did it beautifully!

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  14. This is so neat! Love the look :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing this!! I never knew how to do this!

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  16. Love this textured look -- it's very desserty! =)

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  17. ahh it looks so easy! definitely going to try this now!

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  18. Never been better explained :) thank u !!

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  19. You ROCK this -- thanks so much for sharing your method. Love the colors, too.

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  20. Ohhh, the other day I tried to do this nail art and I could not, I'll try again with your tutorial
    Thanks for sharing.
    kiss

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  21. This is a really cute idea! I'm definitely going to try it.
    I like putting petroleum jelly around my fingernails before I paint them. Stray polish wipes right off, and it's moisturizing. I'm going to try that instead of the acetone.

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  22. ooh i love it! i was wondering how you did it in an earlier post <3

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  23. Loved it! I won't try cause I ll do a only a great mess hahaha. Sally Hansen's top coat is one of my favorite too! Xoxo

    www.francesinhabrasileira.com
    (My brazilian blog!)

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  24. I keep smudging my already done nails because the thicker parts don't dry quickly! Frustrating.

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  25. nice one ^^ I'd like to see it on rainbow version : D

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  26. Looks messy. But the end result is worth it! ;)

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  27. I tried this over the weekend using NYX matte mint and matte chocolate, and I love how it turned out :-) I was just a bit too impatient to start so I ended up with a couple of blobs and it doesn't look as amazing as yours, but it was fun!

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  28. Tried your sugar spun thing but you do it much better!!! Mentioned you! Thx for the ideas!! http://glam-madam.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/a-england-dragon-with-try-at-sugar-spun.html

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  29. Wow! This look is amazing and you make it look so easy too! I'm definitely going to have to try it out!

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  30. This is too cool! I think I'm going to try this as my next manicure.

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  31. Very nice! Will be trying this!

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  32. Wow, thanks for this tutorial!

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