The Darling Nomadess: Wedding Ready: Silky Smooth Legs & Scallop Nail Design Tutorial

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wedding Ready: Silky Smooth Legs & Scallop Nail Design Tutorial

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Do you ever plan for a big event, like a vacation, but a bunch of other events pop up around the same time? I feel like this happens to me all too frequently. 10 days ago, not only did I pack for vacation in Boston, but also had to pack for a wedding and Shane's #OHBlogger Meet Up, all of which require me to have silky smooth legs. Additionally, I had to pack a month's worth of clothing and such as I'll be in Ohio helping my mom prepare for my sister's wedding after the Boston vacation.

With all the packing that had to be done, things were bound to be left behind and forgotten. Half way through the road trip from West Virginia to Ohio I realized I forgot to paint my nails and toes, and to make matters even worse I also left my nail polish collection back in the good ol' mountain state. I thought to myself, "it's ok, no one will notice…" I then realized I also forgot to shave during my pre-road-trip shower…and left my razor hanging in the shower. While I could get away with prickly legs for the wedding, I had to have silky smooth legs for vacation. Halfway through the road trip, I made Christian take a detour to the nearest Target.

Christian gave me 10 minutes to quickly grab everything I needed. After sprinting around the store, I grabbed my shower time favorites: Schlick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care® razor and Skintimate® Skin Therapy Sensitive Skin shaving gel. The wedding was outdoors so I also picked up Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen for good measure. Not only will this keep the sun's rays from burning my porcelain skin, but it also smells fantastic!

Since I was already in the beauty beacon, I figured I might as well pick out a nail polish. Well, I didn't just grab one polish. I practically emptied out Target's Sally Hansen inventory and took home three polishes, a top coat, cuticle oil, nail file, clippers, and a nail art kit. Go big or go home, right? There wasn't even an option to resist all the pretty colors!

Complete Salon Manicure Polishes: "Mojito," "Lady Lavender," and "At First Blush"

Once I arrived at our final destination, I gave my nails a pretty makeover inspired by one of my favorite trends - scallops! Sally Hansen's products made this design so simple. I thought about doing the scallop design on all of my nails, but wanted a more subtle nail look for the wedding. I only painted the accent nail with this design. 

Scallop Nail Design Tutorial

Start off with completely clean nails. I painted two coats of Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure in "At First Blush," allowing it to dry completely between coats. The great thing about these polishes is that the formula includes a base coat, top coat, and dries fairly quickly!

Once the paint was completely dry, I carefully applied the scallop stencil from Sally Hansen's I love Nail Art Tool Kit. After the stencil was secure, I painted Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure in "Lady Lavender"above the stencil.

After the polish was dry, I carefully removed the stencil. I placed a drop of Sally Hansen Salon Complete Manicure in "Mojito" on a piece of paper. I then used the stripling brush to outline the scallops with the beautiful pastel green shade.

To complete the look, I used Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat. Matte seems to be having a moment in the beauty world, so why not on my nails too?! I think this nail design looked great with my wedding attire.

Dress: Macys // Cardigan: ℅ SammyDress // Scarf: Target // Necklace: ℅ Armed & Readi // Sandals: Old

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From June 26th* until July 10th, you can enter to win $2,250 in Target gift cards to help you get ready for your summer ready look! Just snap a photo of you getting summer ready then post your photo to Instagram or Twitter using #MySummerLook on Instagram or @SummerReadyLook on Twitter.

What's your favorite nail design trend?

With Love,

*The #MySummerLook Contest (the “Contest”) begins on June 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on July 10, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Contest Period”).


  1. Loved your tutorial and now I will look for this product! Thank you. I'm glad I found your blog through the Virginia Blogger's Network and I look forward to your future posts.

  2. Great tutorial! :) especially loved all the details about what specific products/colors you used, because I'd love to give this a go <3 it's so cute! Awesome post, girl :P

  3. Thank you for the tutorial. I love doing my nails something different each week, those were neat. Your dress is beautiful, I love the color on you with the scarf!
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  4. That dress and scarf are stunning! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

  5. So pretty! Love your outfit and the nails!! <3 Love Skintimate Shaving Cream! xo

  6. The pattern on your nails is so cute! & that dress looks great on you!

  7. Wish I could actually do my nails - they always end up looking horrendous!

    xo caro, the caro diaries

  8. I always use Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen, I'll have to try the moisturizing one!

    xo Marina
    Earth to Marina

  9. That scalloped nail art is to die for. I'm so jealous of everyone that can paint their nails like an adult lol I can't seem to color inside the lines...ever...

  10. Super stinkin' cute!!! Love the scalloped design with those pastel colors. Perfect for summer! :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  11. I love your dress and your nails are so cute!

  12. Seriously love the nail polish shades your selected. They are gorgeous together, and I am loving that dress BIG TIME. Simply beautiful!!!

  13. Cute nail design and I LOVE your dress!!!

  14. Love the shades you picked!

  15. I love your minty dress! I use Skintimate alternately w/ Victorias Secret shaving cream

  16. Love the summer outfit & that nail design is cute!

  17. love your nails and outfits and the colors put together!

  18. I love those shades of the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure. I haven't tried the Big Matte Top Coat yet but want to.

  19. Such a pretty dress, and the scalloped nail design couldn't be cuter!

  20. Pretty dress and I love the nails!!

  21. That nail art kit looks so easy to use! #client


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