Monday, May 20, 2013

Street Art with Sally Hansen

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®  I created graffiti and pop culture nail art inspired by the St.Louis, Missouri Flood Wall.

Every year since 1997 over 200 street artist from across the country come to repaint the flood wall here in st.louis. It is a massive project and a ton of fun to witness. It is so inspiring to see each artist vision come together and even though every artist has their own piece of wall and none of the art is the same it flows together and is just beautiful.

I decided to create some street art of my own inspired by the multitude of talent I witness each year but on a much smaller scale. Nail art to be exact. Some of my favorite pieces this year are this panda piece:

And the eyes that are found in various pieces:
Aside from these I also wanted to include some pop culture and messy, tagged over many times graffiti.

To get these looks I used the following items:
I also used a dotting tool and some brushes which are not shown.

Using these items I achieved the following looks.
I love the way they came out. They remind me a lot of the flood wall in the way that none of them are the same but they have characteristics that make them similar and compliment each other.
If I had to pick just one I would say the little panda is my all time favorite but the eye is pretty rockin to. Why not pick up some Sally Hansen products to create your own nail art and while your at it follow them on twitter. Wanna see what shenanigans I was up to on my shopping trip? Check it out here.
By the way Sallys has some amazing sales going on right now at Walgreens such as:
$1off Sally Hansen Tools thru 5/25
$1off Sally Hansen Extreme, Salon Effects, Diamond & Insta Dri polishes thru 5/25