NAIL POLISH HACKS FROM DIET COKE + ESSIE
For a limited time, Diet Coke and essie have teamed up to give Boots shoppers an exciting offer. From 27 April – 24 May, or while stocks last, you can pick up a 500ml bottle of Diet Coke and an essie nail polish in Cocktail Bling, Fiji or Fishnet Stockings for only £5.99 at Boots (standard price £9.39).
Love giving your nails a splash of colour but keen to experiment with pattern and texture too? If you’re looking for ways to be bold and want to try something new then look no further. Check out these simple and fun nail polish hacks from Diet Coke and essie.
GET EXPERIMENTAL WITH YOUR MANI
Textured nails can take your mani to the next level but some looks require super steady hands to pull off. You can achieve a sophisticated textured look with 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.
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.
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.
Easy + 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. These essie polishes are available on promotion at Boots now (buy a 500ml Diet Coke + essie polish for £5.99 while stocks last).
Just as the great taste of Diet Coke is best enjoyed ice cold, nail polish also 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.
We’d love to see a photo of you trying out our Diet Coke + essie nail polish hacks using your 500ml Diet Coke bottle and the essie nail polishes. Share the photos with @DietCokeGB on Twitter & Instagram, use the hashtag #DietCokebeautybreak so we send a ‘Like’ your way.