Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Star Spangled Nails

I tend to love holidays and pretty much any reason to get dressed up and celebrate, but the Fourth of July is my absolute favorite! For that reason, I went all out with my patriotic-themed manicure this year. It's totally over-the-top star-tastic and I love it!

For the first design, I painted a base coat of white (Pams & Kin's Karma Chameleon). I used my nail art striping brush to paint red stripes (Revlon nail enamel in Revlon Red). After it was super dry, I put some star-shaped stickers on parts of my nails then painted over them with a deep blue (Maybelline Color Show in Sapphire Siren). Before the polish dried, I quickly peeled off the star stickers to reveal red and white striped stars.

For the second design, I started with a base of white (Pams & Kin's Karma Chameleon). Then I used my dotting tool to place star-shaped glitter on my nails (found in Fergie's Wet n Wild polish, Hollywood Walk of Fame). On top of that I did one coat of gold glitter (Pams & Kin's Grillz) and one coat of gold flakes (SEPHORA by OPI It's Real 18K Gold Top Coat).

I sealed up every nail with my favorite top coat, Seche Vite Dry Fast.

What are you wearing on your nails this Independence Day?

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Tori said...

Cute manicure! I tried to do a festive one this past weekend and seriously wiped off the polish 7 times... guess it wasn't meant to be :D


Tomris (dejafashion) said...

So fun! Happy 4th!
x x

Wendy Brown said...

You know I can't do manicures, but I showed my patriotism through my eye makeup :) http://goo.gl/AvSZO

Adiel said...

You are fab at the eye makeup! I wanna see a photo of it!

Adiel said...

Thanks! Hope you had a good one, Tomris!

Adiel said...

Awww, I hate when that happens to me! No fun! Thanks, Tori!