December is here and the holiday parties are around the corner. Are you and your nails ready for the festive activities? I have partnered with shopkick and Sally Hansen Color Therapy to share with you how to get your nails party ready while enjoying yourself and having fun.
Get your rewards
Many times I have told my husband “You don’t understand, shopping is a whole lot of work. I should just get rewarded for going to 3 different stores in a day”. And he would laugh at me. But not to worry, shopkick can make that happen. With this app, I get rewarded for just walking into a store! Say what?! Yes, there are many ways to get rewarded on Shopkick and simply walking into a store is one. Easy peasy! Just open the app when you’re at the store entrance, and voila, you earn 50 kicks! Kicks are like points, when you have reached a certain amount of kicks, you can redeem them for real gift cards at your favorite store.
There are other ways you can earn kicks. Like I said, walking into a certain store is one. Another one is using the app to scan item barcodes. Or if you make a purchase, use the app to submit your receipts and earn even more kicks. Another great way to earn kicks is to invite friends to download and use the app. So make sure you download yours here and start earning kicks today!
Get your deals
Not only can you earn real rewards with shopkick, but you can also look for current deals and promotions at your local stores. In just one app, you can see all the deals from different stores so you can plan your shopping accordingly.
The app has 3 tabs for easy browsing: Stores, Deals and Products. In Stores, you can browse all the stores local to you by distance and available ways to earn kicks from each store. In Deals, you can browse all the available promotions in stores around you. And in Products, you can browse feature products by category and the stores they are available at.
Hunt for your perfect shade
Now let’s talk about the perfect shade for your nails. If you haven’t heard, Sally Hansen Color Therapy has Argan Oil base – making the product a unique line in the marketplace. I’m in love with the shiny finish and how the formula soothes imperfections. The argan oil base nourishes and moisturizes my dry nails so well. Especially in the winter months, a beautiful color that cares while you wear is a must have!
You can checkout and purchase the Sally Hansen Color Therapy collection from Walmart or Target. I used my shopkick app to locate a local Walmart and went in store because I wanted to see the color choices in person (and walking in store earns kicks, duh!). I ended up getting:
- Sally Hansen Color Therapy Polish in Mauve Mantra (pink) and Exotic Açai (deep purple)
- Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat
- Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil
Now it’s time to cozy up on a couch with a cup of hot cocoa and get painting! I start with clean and perfectly shaped nails. Then one hand at a time, apply one coat of polish on all fingers.
*Tip: Don’t worry if one coat doesn’t look so good. Just try to get a thin and even coverage. The second coat will give you a much better finish!
Now apply second coat as evenly as you can. I learn that this formula dries quickly, so work fast. Once it starts drying, don’t brush back and forth anymore. Leave it drying, and come back with a third coat to even the polish if you must.
Then repeat with your other hand. Yes, it is a pain to use your non dominant hand to paint the other one. I find that resting both your elbows on the table helps. If you accidentally paint on cuticles, which is totally normal, wipe the polish off your cuticle asap. It comes off easily while wet, don’t wait till it’s all dry.
When you’re done with two coats on both hands, let the polish dry before applying Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat. If the polish is still wet and you apply top coat, you may get color transfer onto the brush.
Wait again for everything to dry completely. Then use the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil and brush it onto your nails as well as cuticles. This step is optional but makes me feel extra pampered because at nail salons, they brush cuticle oil on your nails when finished and I love doing that at home too. You can then repeat using this oil daily to nourish your nails.
You are now ready for the holidays! I’m very impressed at how shiny my nails look and the color pay off is amazing. I cannot wait to test out the other pink color I got. I might have to come back to the store for more colors now. I’m thinking red this time. What color will you be sporting for the holidays this year?
*This post is sponsored by shopkick x Sally Hansen. All opinions are my own.