BEAUTYGEEKS SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURE MANI/PEDI GUIDE

Tips, toes, swatches and tone-on-tone nail arts with the ManiGeek
Avatar:
Karen and Janine
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
5291
Tips, toes, swatches and tone-on-tone nail arts with the ManiGeek

In partnership with Sally Hansen Canada . We're doing our part to prettify the summer sidewalks: Welcome to the Beautygeeks Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Mani/Pedi Guide!

We have an exciting new colour obsession: the tone-on-tone mani/pedi, which we'll tell you all about in a second. If you like time-saving DIY mani/pedi tips, we've got those for you too, along with ManiGeek swatches featuring our favourite Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure pairs, all in the gallery slideshow later in this post. First we geek-out about tone-on-tone!

the tone-on-tone mani/pedi

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure tone-on-tone shade buddies

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure tone-on-tone shade buddies

Remember when it was almost a rule to use the same nail colour for your fingers and your toes? And then it was a thing to not to match at all? This tone-on-tone trend hits right in the middle. We're diggin' it as a polished way (see that?) to play with colour. Wear a light shade on your fingers and a complementary colour on your toes. Or, hey! Use both shades to art on your nails. ManiGeek did! #truestory

The toughest part about a tone-on-tone mani/pedi is deciding which colours to wear together. Enter super-efficient Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – they've already cut your painting time by stuffing base, colour and top coat all in one bottle. And this summer, they've made co-ordinating your shades a no-think exercise. Thank goodness because there are 56 salon-quality shades in the CSM range – no wait, there are 72 as of this month! Let's look at their hot-for-summer hues.

sally hansen complete salon manicure tone-on-tone mani/pedi shade pairings

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Grape Gatsby and Orchid Me Not_tone-on-tone mani

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Grape Gatsby and Orchid Me Not

These shades of lilac and orchid should look stupendous on pretty much everyone. You know, errrryone! Purple is a consistently popular trend that promises to stick around for a long time – and Grape Gatsby is one of Sally Hansen's best-selling CSM shades, which tells you how easy it is for every skintone to wear, right?

Tone-and-tone negative-space mani with Sally Hansen

Tone-on-tone half'n'half mani with Sally Hansen CSM Grape Gatsby and Orchid Me Not

A coat of Grape Gatsby on the middle finger and a coat of Orchid Me Not on all the rest, a little dry time, a strip of tape, and a quick application of Orchid Me Not on one side of the accent nail and you can achieve this smashing two-tone look. So easy! (Psst... we'll show  you exactly how to do this right now 'cause we made a VIDEO!)

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jaded and Greenlight

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jaded and Greenlight

Fresh and vibrant green tickles (yeah, we just worked tickles into the copy) our love of the summer outdoors, even if we're more the indoorsy types. In fact, Sally Hansen's cool-girl Global manicure expert Madeline Poole backs us up on our keen-for-green: she agrees it's one of the season's hottest shades.

Tone-on-tone single-stripe mani in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Jaded and Greenlight

Tone-on-tone single-stripe manicure with Sally Hansen CSM in Greenlight and Jaded

This single-stripe mani is dead simple: striping tape, a couple coats of Greenlight, striping tape removal, and the resulting negative space filled in (via dotting tool) with Jaded. We're crushing on this combo, big time. And guess what? Madeline forecasts that "medium shades like Greenlight that look great right now will continue to be amazing for Fall."

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy and Peach of Cake

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy and Peach of Cake

If you're more into softer, nostalgic shades, Complete Salon Manicure has you covered with these two pretties. “This Spring and Summer, vintage shades are making a comeback," says Madeline. She feels love for Peach of Cake in particular "because it still feels feminine and classic.”

Tone-on-tone modern french mani in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy and Peach of Cake

Tone-on-tone modern French-tip mani in Sally Hansen CSM in Arm Candy and Peach of Cake

Here, start with a coat or two of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Arm Candy, wait for it to dry, and then use a little nail-art brush and your Peach of Cake to paint on a French tip. How about that for an updated tone-on-tone version of a French manicure? And bonus: Complete Salon Manicure is a chip-resistant formula. That's good news for your Peach of Cake French tip.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pink a Card and Back to the Fuchsia

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pink a Card and Back to the Fuchsia

With pale pink for your mani and look-at-me fuchsia for your pedi, you can be boardroom-ready on your tips and cocktails-ready on your toes.

Tone-on-tone negative-space mani with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pink a Card and Back to the Fuchsia

Tone-on-tone negative-space manicure in Sally Hansen CSM Pink a Card and Back to the Fuchsia

Pink a Card + Back to the Fuchsia = pretty yet graphic contrasting awesomeness. Arting with these shades is wicked easy. How about an off-centre negative-space mani? Whip out your trusty striping tape, slap it on your nail, and do two coats of Pink a Card on one side and two coats of Back to the Fuchsia on the other. Take that tape off as soon as you're done and hit your mani with a single coat of Big Shiny Top Coat to fill in the stripe and level off your polish masterpiece.

Pedicure with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Back to the Fuchsia

Sally Hansen CSM in Back to the Fuchsia -- ready for a rooftop-patio cocktail?

And see how great Back to the Fuchsia looks on toes? This is our favourite Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure pedicure shade. Hello, Summer!

beautygeeks time-saving diy mani/pedi tips

Keep your eyes glued to our Instagram feeds (@ManiGeek and @JanineFalcon) and our Twitter feeds too (@TheManiGeek, @JanineFalcon, @Beautygeeks) for more Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure tone-on-tone goodness – and for news of our upcoming ManiGeek Paints video!

How do you choose your nail polish shades? You down with the tone-on-tone trend, yo? What's your best time-saving mani/pedi tip? Share!!! I needa know!

For Sally Hansen news follow @SallyHansenCA on Instagram, @SallyHansenCA on Twitter, and visit sallyhansen.ca!