I’m so excited to share a bit of last night’s girls’ night as part of a fun sponsored collaboration with Sally Hansen through Collective Bias. I had a few girls from church over for a cute night of punch, manicures, and catching up (or “getting to know each other better” in my case). While shopping at Walgreens for some Sally Hansen manicure essentials and finding these babies, I knew I wanted a pink, cream and gold theme.
After a good bit of thrifting, a little crafting, and a lot of planning – we ended up with an adorable tea party themed spread ready for a night of manicures and munching.
Here are some more snapshots of the night:
^^While the girls finished up their manicures I started frying scones (you have to have them hot). You can find the recipe here.
^^One girl used a toothpick to create a coordinating purple strip on her gold accent nail (using Punch Drunk #440 and Wedding Glitters #110). We were all about accent nails last night 🙂
^^It’s been so nice in Cincy lately that we had the porch open and stepped out to enjoy some berry punch (recipe here!). These two were my very first friends here… would you ever guess Haley (on the left) gave birth two months ago and Casey is pregnant! #beautifulladies
^^Another gold accent nail using Golden Rule glitter polish over Peach of Cake. On the right is one of my favorite looks from the night – a gold ombre (Sheer Bliss on the bottom, Wedding Glitters on the top half of the nail, and then Golden Rule on the tips). Turns out you don’t have to be a nail expert to come up with a cute manicure.
^^This tea pot was a thrifting find that I updated for the party (I’ll share before and after pictures with tips for painting ceramics this weekend).
^I displayed the different polishes grouped by color around the table with tea party essentials 🙂
^I stored essentials in cream cups and had lots of top coats on hand. I’ve learned the key to a long lasting manicure is a lot of top coats.
^I found these tea saucers on clearance at our local thrift store and they were perfect!
^I had a few healthy options mixed in with the scones and chocolate
^I whipped up this punch recipe the day of after a little experimenting and I think it was a success. I had these glasses ready for the girls when they walked in.
I had paper towels and magazine inspiration pages set on the bar so the girls could grab their colors and get started.
^Love these two.
^I was inspired to recommend this look after seeing it on pinterest. We painted the full nail with Pink Pong #240 and then used a toothpick to draw a line across the nail using Wedding Glitters. Above the line we added sparkles using Golden Rule for some fun flair.
^^I’ve been toasting the leftovers (I made a ton) all day and smothering them in honey butter.
^Yet another accent nail thanks to Golden Rule over Plum’s the Word (how fun would it be to name nail polish colors? almost as fun as naming crayons).
^This cute girl heads to BYU in the fall and I’m so excited for her. I spent part of the night reminiscing about how wonderful Utah is and how much fun freshman year is.
We had such a good time creating fun nail look. To throw your own manicure party check out Sally Hansen for some inspiration.
Every thrown a nail party?
What do you and your girlfriends like to do for girls’ night in?