Too late? LOL. It’s only the 5th My fiance and I bought some really awesome fireworks, almost professional style. They were AMAZING. When I get them up on my Facebook, I’m going to post a few firework pictures here too. I got some great shots!
Anyway naturally, I have a few July 4th themed manicures for you. They’re fairly simple (In my opinion) and I have a guest nail to show you.
First I freehanded vertical halves of my nails with a dark blue and red polish. I don’t remember the polish colors, will have to hunt up on that if you’re really interested. Honestly any red/blue will do.
Then, when the red side was dry I put on white crackle. I used China Glaze’s Lightning Bolt, but I felt this did not work well this time. It was disappointing. The thumb crackled fine, but the rest was weird. Maybe it didn’t like crackling over red jelly polish.
I picked up some star shaped nail glitter, from my Bundle Monster nail art wheel set and placed them on the dark blue side atop wet polish, then sealed everything with topcoat. It was awesome, in my opinion! Although sadly the stars started popping off the next day. D:
Nick also volunteered his nails. He VOLUNTEERED. He told me I must make a flag theme. OK then
This picture makes me giggle. Cthulhu hands! It was really simple. I used this striping polish set from Sinful Colors, and horizontally painted nails blue/white then added white dots for stars on the blue half, and red stripes on the white half. Very simple and took me about 5 minutes to do. Promise!
Now, this is the manicure I ultimately went with for July 4th and still do actually have on. It’s too awesome to pass up I alternated from the pinky to index fingers, red white and blue polish. The white is Orly Winter Wonderland layered over a plain white polish for some sparkle. The red and blue are just your average polishes, the red was a Kleancolor and the blue was a Nabi polish I think.
THEN… I tried out the BLACKBERRY BLING style!
This term was coined quite a few years ago, when Blackberries were all the rage and people had addiction problems. It means to create accent nails on your thumbs, and leave all the other fingers plain, as the thumbs are much more noticeable while texting. I have to say, as a compulsive texter… I LOVE THIS LOOK. Way better than the standard “accent finger” on my ring or index fingers! Blackberry bling is the way to go