Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Nail Art

Hi!


I'm putting these up today because I really want to keep up my 10 Day You Challenge every second day. I decided to go with a simpler mani this year after last year's eagle/statue of liberty combo (lolz at the one massive long nail amongst the nubbins), and what's more simple than stars and stripes?

Here are the polishes I used:


The Debby polish is a brand I hadn't tried before, and it was a very kind gift from a friend, thank you K!

I used Sally Hansen's Crinoline for the base, because it's a little warmer than white.


Striping tape has become my new best friend - I can't get enough of it. I remembered I had a little U.S.A ring from one of my many eBay hauls, so I popped it on.


For the ring finger, I used one coat of Color Club's Bright Night (from their extremely underrated Kaleidoscope collection) and dabbed on dots of Crinoline with a dotting tool. I used a Rio nail art pen for the red dots, then fished around for some of the Debby stars and added them. I used one coat of Poshé on all nails, but you have to be super quick or the red WILL run. Boo.


It's definitely a bit less in-your-face than my 2012 effort!



28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!

    Love the stars and dots, they look fab together :)

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  2. That is insane, great mani! I love the stars.x

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  3. Fab mani :) luving the stars especially :) The blue and red are a great combo :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki! The stars were so handy x

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  4. Like I was saying on twitter, I just love this. It's simple in one way, but so skillful in another.

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  5. I love the star glitter! you do your nails perfectly :-) I don't know if you have done this before, you should take requests because you make nail art look easy. I would love to see a yin yang nail, could not do it myself. xx

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    1. Thank you Christina x I've never even thought about taking requests but I can definitely do that, I'll have a think and get one done for you x

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  6. Gorgeous!!! I knew you would use the stars well :) seriously talented misses !

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    1. They came at the perfect time! Thanks a million again xx

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  7. Love it! Ring finger is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks Alex, yeah the stars are so cute, want to do something Space-y with them too :)

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  9. I think this is fab! Really creative and is the perfect stars and stripes look!

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  10. looks brilliant! You got your stripes so neat, and I love the idea of using star glitter x x x

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