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Tweed Inspired Nail Art Tutorial with Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat #IHeartMyNailArt

By on August 18, 2013
in Green, Nail Art, Sally Hansen

When it comes to doing nail art, my motto is to keep it attainable, not aspirational. I love to look at intricate, hand-painted designs as much as the next nail fanatic, but I’ll never attempt them myself because I just don’t have the steady hand or artistic skills for it.

Every look I create is something I feel a decent polisher, like myself, can DIY. That’s why I was excited to participate in the Sally Hansen #IHeartMyNailArt campaign featuring the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polishes.

Sally Hansen Walgreens #IHeartMyNailArt #cbias #shop

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As you know, I’ve showed you ways to wear the Fuzzy Coat polishes previously but, for this campaign, I wanted to reach outside my comfort zone and try something new. A tweed coat from the Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture collection became my inspiration and I’m really happy with how the look turned out. Keep reading to see how I did it.

What I Used

For this campaign, I shopped at Walgreens. I’m lucky to have two nearby, one I can walk to. Since I already owned the Fuzzy Coat polish I intended to use, I only needed to pick up my green base color plus a black and white for the accents. I ended up going to both Walgreens stores because one was out of black polish but, fortunately, they’re close enough that it wasn’t a bother.

To view my full shopping experience, visit my Google+ album.


Walgreens Trip

In addition to SH Fuzzy Coat Tweedy, that I already had, I picked up Xtreme Wear polishes in White On and Black Out and Insta-Dri In Record Lime. In Record Lime is a LE shade but I’ve seen it on a few different displays recently.

Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat, Xtreme Wear and Insta-Dri nail polish

Get The Look

Step 1: Start with a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Record Lime. This one has a slight shimmer to it and is pretty opaque with a thicker texture. The curved, flat brush made it easy to create a smooth line at the cuticle. I ended up using two coats just to make sure there wasn’t any patchiness.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Record Lime nail polish swatch

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri In Record Lime

Step 2: Add a coat of Sally Hansen Tweedy Fuzzy Coat. Using my Dab, Dip & Glide glitter application method, you should be able to get good coverage with one coat. Seal the fibers in by adding a layer of top coat.

Sally Hansen Tweedy Fuzzy Coat nail polish

Sally Hansen Tweedy

Step 3: Create the tweed pattern using a nail art brush dipped in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On. Tweed is essentially a pattern of straight lines. You can mimic it on your nails by applying lines in a cross pattern with random lines thrown into the mix.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On nail polish

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On nail polish

Step 4: Repeat the process using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out to fill in around and over the white.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out nail polish

Step 5: Seal with one last layer of top coat, when dry. I waited a bit longer than usual to apply top coat so I didn’t ruin the lines.

Sally Hansen Tweed Nail Art using Fuzzy Coat

Tweed Nail Art for Sally Hansen #IHeartMyNailArt

Tweed Nail Art for Sally Hansen #IHeartMyNailArt

Application Tips

  • Wipe off the nail art brush, including the stem, to avoid drips or making your lines too thick.
  • Rather than dip the brush in the bottle, pour the polish out onto card stock or a piece of plastic, like an artist’s palette. Just work quickly with small amounts and take out more polish, as needed, so it doesn’t thicken.
  • If working with a nail art brush isn’t for you, try the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens. Because they are water-based, you can wipe away mistakes and start over. Personally, I have the penmanship of a pre-schooler, so using a natural, straight brush stroke with a nail art brush is more comfortable.

If you want to see more nail art designs, visit the Sally Hansen #IHeartMyNailArt page.

Sally Hansen #IHeartMyNailArt

Tweed Nail Art Tutorial with Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat #IHeartMyNailArt

Tweed Nail Art Tutorial #IHeartMyNailArt

Sally Hansen nail polish is available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Fuzzy Coat retails for $5.59-6.59/ea depending on the store. Insta-Dri retails for $4.99/ea. Xtreme Wear retails for $2.79/ea.

During the week of 8/18, Walgreens will have Fuzzy Coat and Complete Salon Manicure on sale for $5.29/ea or 2 for $10 and Xtreme Wears are down to $1.99.

What do you think of my tweedy nail art? Is this a look you would try yourself? What kind of nail art would you create with the Fuzzy Coat polishes?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Collective Bias in collaboration with Sally Hansen and Walgreens. The products shown were either purchased as part of the campaign or supplied by reps for Sally Hansen. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

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  1. Brenna says:

    I love my polish but am not usually a fan of nail art, too flashy for me. This, however, is something I might actually try, Love it!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Wow, that’s quite a compliment. Thank you Brenna! I too, am not the biggest fan of nail art. I like simple designs that are easy to do but nothing super complicated.

  2. Kellie says:

    I think it would look much cuter without the fuzzy coat. JMHO.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      That’s totally fair. Though I think the Fuzzy Coat hides any inaccuracies in my lines

  3. Shelly says:

    I love this design!!! I think I know what my next mani will be :)

  4. kathyb says:

    i have not really been a fan of the fuzzy polish. but, this is awesome sauce. very creative and well done.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you! The Fuzzy Coat is a challenge to work with, outside of layering, so I’m glad you like it.

  5. NailPolishFan says:

    I love this design it’s to cute and I like the step by step pictures you posted.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you! It was a stretch for me to pull out the nail art brush but I love how it turned out.

  6. Beauty By Krystal says:

    LOVE IT!!! I need to try this nail art soon!

  7. KDS says:

    This would be great for an accent nail if overall it’s too much for someone!

  8. rachlovespenguins says:

    This is seriously just a gazillion different kinds of fantastic. Best use of bar glitter ever! I have Tweedy AND I’m already wearing green, so I know exactly what I shall be trying out tomorrow. Thanks! :)

  9. jbrobeck says:

    I love this, Michelle! I think even I could handle this!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you! Nail art is most definitely NOT my forte so I have no doubt you could do it as well.

  10. silver9391 says:

    I love this. I am always trying out nail art that ends up not even vaguely resembling what it is supposed to look like. But I believe that even a klutz like me can pull this off,thanks!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Totally! I’m very much of the “if I can do it, you can do it” school of nail art.

  11. These are really cute!

  12. Manukamelts says:

    Fantastic idea! Will definitely be something I try out soon. :)

  13. Amber says:

    Michelle, What a fabulous and creative idea! Your mani and your tutorial are flawless!! I just did this shop too (my first) and had so much fun! :)

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you Amber! I really liked your look as well. I love how you mixed metallic marble with the texture.

  14. Beth says:

    This is super creative! I’ve been looking for something fun to do with my bottle of “Tweedy”, and I think I just found it! Maybe I’ll try a base color of hot pink, instead! Would you mind if I did my own version of this for my blog? (And, of course, I would credit you with the design and link to your blog)

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Hi Beth! I’m so flattered that you would want to try my design. Of course I don’t mind. I actually thought about using a pink base at one point but it wasn’t very me.

      • Beth says:

        Hi Michelle!
        I did a blogpost featuring this design, I hope you’ll check it out! I hope I did it justice :-)

        • Michelle Mismas says:

          Hi Beth! I’m flattered that you wanted to emulate my design. I love how you recreated it. I actually considered using a bright pink background but green is much more me.

  15. Helena says:

    I like this! I think this might be the only manicure that have any kind of feather polish that looks ok in my eyes :)

  16. Lacqueerisa says:

    Oohh! What a great use of fuzzy polishes! :D Love this look you made with it! So trendy and fun! ?

  17. Well I haven’t been drawn to the Fuzzy Coat polishes until now! You inspired me here. :)

  18. This is such a creative look using this polish, seriously I am blown away!

  19. marinenails says:

    Really funny and original :)

  20. Kiki says:

    Super Cute! Your pic of this mani on instagram inspired me to pic up a pinkish Fuzzy Coat at Target :)

  21. Lorlaine says:

    this is so lovely *-* i just ordered the fuzzy coat from the US because it’s all sold out where i live here in germany… but i want to create this style so badly, it’s so gorgeus!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Wow, thank you Lorlaine! If you post a picture of yourself wearing it, let me know. I’d love to see.

  22. Anya says:

    Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle! I did my own version in blue (because that would be the color of my Chanel jacket if I had one :) ). I think it turned out pretty good.