Love experimenting with your nail polish? Well now you can really mix up your mani with an exciting offer from Diet Coke and essie. From now until 24 May, Boots shoppers can pick up an essie nail polish in Cocktail Bling, Fiji or Fishnet Stockings for just £5.99 when they purchase a 500ml bottle of Diet Coke, while stocks last.
For more ways to experiment with your mani, check out these five must-know nail polish hacks...
1. Embrace texture
Textured nails can take your mani to the next level but some looks require super steady hands to pull it off. You can achieve a sophisticated textured look with the one tool you’d never dream of: your Diet Coke bottle lid. Huh? Simply apply a base level of polish and let it touch dry. Then lightly brush another polish into the ridges on the side of the bottle lid. Once you have done this, it’s time to get creative. You can create track marks by pressing down on the nail (try creating a track mark down the middle of your nail) or rolling the lid across the nail.
2. Go ombre
If you’re a fan of ombre hair, try the trend out on your nails. All you need is two of your fave polish shades and a Diet Coke bottle label. We’ve used essie’s Fiji shade as a base. Let it touch dry for about 3 minutes, then roll up the bottle label into a tight tube and paint the Cocktail Bling polish onto the top of the tube. Then blot starting at the tip of the nail. Give the tip more heavy coverage and then blot lightly up to the middle of the nail to create the ombre effect.
3. Freeze dry your mani
Nail polish dries more quickly in cool temperatures and you can freeze-dry your polish in place in just 5 minutes. Before painting your nails, fill a bowl with ice cold water (ice cubes included). Once you’ve painted your nails, let them air dry for 2 minutes before submerging them in the icy water for 3 minutes. Voila, your nails will be ready for their next outing.
4. Easy and fun nail art ALERT!
Use a kirby grip to make perfect dots on your nails. Here we’ve used essie nail polish in Fishnet Stockings – the bold shade contrasts nicely against the pale essie nail polish in Fiji to give real impact.
5. Smooth finish
Just as the great taste of Diet Coke is best enjoyed ice cold, nail polish also best performs best in the fridge. For your polish to go on smoothly every time, keep it in the fridge or even pop it in for 15 minutes before application.
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