Thursday, November 20, 2014

Teen Create Space Beginner Nail Art Workshop (Plus Giveaway!)

Beginner nail art workshop by @chalkboardnails
Recently, a friend of mine reached out and asked if I would be interested in teaching an hour-long nail art workshop for teens ages 12-18 at one of the local libraries here in Arizona. I jumped at the chance; I think the program is SO great. It gives teens in the area something creative to do after school at absolutely no cost to them! I thought a gradient + leopard print design would appeal to the teens, and would be doable in the workshop time frame, too.

Beginner nail art workshop by @chalkboardnails

Since the attendees were so young, I knew I needed some bright, fun colors! Salon Perfect was a natural choice for the polish and generously sponsored the event. The kids could not have been more excited!

We used Salon Perfect Tickled Pink, Pure Azure, Lavender Fields, and Oil Slick, as well as the Crystal Clear topcoat and nail art tool duos.

Beginner nail art workshop by @chalkboardnails

The workshop ended up having 15 attendees. I began by showing them how to use a makeup wedge to create a gradient, and then showed them a simple leopard print using a dotting tool.

At the end, the teens told me they were surprised to see how easy it was to create the gradient leopard look. A few of them opted to focus on doing one hand so they could really perfect the technique, and one girl decided she wanted to stop after doing a beautiful gradient!

I loved the experience and hope to have the opportunity to do it again soon! It was a blast.

Beginner nail art workshop by @chalkboardnails

And there's good news for you, too! You can enter to win the exact polishes we used in this workshop! Five winners will be selected. US residents only, ends November 26th, 2014.

Salon Perfect Giveaway
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15 comments

  1. This sounds like great fun for both the girls and for you. I would love to do something like that.

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  2. Sounds like it was a fun workshop! They did wonderful on the nails.

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  3. That is so awesome, Sarah!! They look like they did a great job!

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  4. This is so cool- my two teenage nieces love doing their nails! (PS. I live in Chandler too!)

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  5. How fun! I actually don't live in Chandler but do work nearby in Ahwatukee. Do your nieces live in the area, too?

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  6. oh that looks like so much fun!! Thats so nice of you to donate your time/skills to such a great after school program! :)

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  7. What a wonderful program! You're a star for doing it, and the teens are stars because of their skills!

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  8. this sounds so fun! Looks like the girls really kicked some nail art butt!

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  9. It is very unfortunate that the giveaway is only open to those that have a social media account. I do not have even one of the many, nor do I desire to. I'm sure there are people who feel the same. Quite unfair.

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  10. Hi Renee. I'm just beginning to use Gleam as a giveaway widget, and thought I had it set to allow email as a login option. I've corrected the mistake now, so you can enter. I do wish you had simply asked about it though.

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  11. Wish I lived in Arizona! I'd love to take your class. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  12. What a brilliant initiative!
    I love that the girls had a chance to learn!

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