Tuesday, August 14, 2012

theBalm Hot Ticket Stenciled Stars

Good morning! Today's post is a bit of nail art using two polishes from theBalm, plus swatches of each individually.

For this nail art, I used the same star stenciling technique that I did for my Fourth of July manicure, except without the gradient. Since I wasn't doing the gradient, there wasn't really a need to sponge the second color on, so I just painted it over the tape. You can find the tutorial in the post located here.

For the base color, I used theBalm Hot Ticket in Coral Reef-ined. The star color was done using theBalm Hot Ticket in Orange You Glad You're Not Blue.



Here is a swatch of Coral Reef-ined alone. I used three thin coats for full opacity on this polish. I really love this color. It's kind of a bright pastel, if that makes sense? Application didn't give me any issues.


Here is Orange You Glad You're Not Blue alone. This polish also required three coats because it was a little sheer, almost jellylike. It did apply very evenly and easily though. I found this color to be very bright and red-leaning, especially when worn alone.


theBalm Hot Ticket nail polish can be found at theBalm's website, where each polish retails for $10. There are a lot of interesting looking colors there, including some metallics and even a matte!

The products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR.
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18 comments

  1. Love this! Your nail art and swatches are always wonderful! :) I've only heard of Hot Ticket polishes from you and Scrangie! I think I need to find some now!

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  2. Absolutely love your star manis, so cute! And I love that coral colour! Gorgeous!

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  3. These are adorable, they look like little starfish!

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  4. I just love those stars! I really need to go out an buy myself a star shaped hole punch. So cute!

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  5. Aawh that's such a cute design!

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  6. Lovely mani. I like the colors you used!

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  7. These are so cute! The stars look perfect!

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  8. Super cute! I need to try the star stencil!

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  9. The combo is so cute, and they both are perfect alone too!

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  10. This is so adorable, lovely colour combination!

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  11. I really like the colour combo on those stars!

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  12. then orange you not is sooo hot color,, i want it!

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  13. Beautiful! The colors look great together!

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  14. That is very pretty ...Can you meet my blog ???:)

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