DIY Colorblock Nail Art #beauty

As I have mentioned before, I was a nail biter for 20+ years. I am relieved to have that addiction over with. Of course, when you have never really had to deal with having nails I felt like I was missing some key information on how to do at-home manicures. I started out with just solid colors to get use to painting my nails. I am a perfectionist so this was an obstacle for me at first. Now I am testing out some of the new nail art trends with my healthy nails and more confidence in the process.

SallyHansenDIYColorBlock Supplies:

  • Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in Sheer Bliss
  • Sally Hansen INSTA-DRI in Brisk Blue
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Coral
  • Sally Hansen UV Top Coat
  • optionally: I keep Sally Hansen No More Mistakes handy for quick touchups!

Apply coat of Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Sheer Bliss. You may want to add an extra coat depending on the amount of coverage you want.


Normally I would use nail art tape, but I was all out. I couldn’t find any at several locations so I decided scotch tape would do the job. Tape off to begin your design. I am going with a diagonal color blocking look. Now paint a coat of Sally Hansen INST-DRY in Brisk blue.


Remove tape from nail. Then, allow brisk blue nail polish to dry. SallyHansenDIYColorBlock3

Once Brisk blue nail polish is dry, you can begin to use Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen for detail.SallyHansenDIYColorBlock4

I did one coral stripe to separate sheer bliss from brisk blue then did polka dots on sheer bliss.  SallyHansenDIYColorBlock5
Nails are a fun way to be youthful in a tasteful way! What’s your favorite way to get creative on your nails?

If you are in a hurry, but want fun designs see my thoughts on Sally Hansen Gel Strips here


    • Natalie says

      get it at Sephora (normally $8, but I think it was on sale for $3) it helps keep polish from running on fingertips and sides. Great for perfectionists like me 😉

  1. says

    I LOVE that metal thing you’re using….I saw you mention it in your comment to Mama to 5 Blessings so I’ll have to look it up myself now. 🙂 I love insta-dry polishes since I’m such a klutz when I do my own nails. I’ve never tried anything other than solid colors though – I may have to attempt to tape my nails and do a pattern 🙂

  2. says

    I tried using scotch tape for my DIY french tip & recently have been using painters tape. In my experience the painters tape does not leave any sticky residue.

    Happy no nail biting to you!

  3. ERICA WEAVER says

    wow this looks fun i love it i am always looking for new ways to wear my nails and my daughter is always going out to get hers like this i am gonna try this and save money doing it myself

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