Hello everyone! It’s been a long, sticky day for me but I really wanted to post these couple little nail ideas for my American readers for 4th of July manicure ideas.
Red, white and blue bases with coordinating crackle. I used a Japanese brand polish. The red doesn’t really work very well over blue, though. I topped it off with a nice silver glitter topcoat and some little American flag bits.
Here’s one that’s fun and easy:
The red is Color Club Ruby Slippers (any red glitter will do!) and the blue is China Glaze Frostbite. Just paint a thin white tip over the blue, then use a Sharpie marker to draw on the stripes. It won’t stain your nails if you wear it for a day or so. I did the stripes with nail polish first before I realized that the Sharpie is much easier!
The firecracker on my index finger kind of turned out looking like a birthday candle, but I figured it was passable since the 4th of July is like America’s birthday. I originally tried to do an old-fashioned firecracker with the pointy top, but it turned out looking like….oh, let’s just say it didn’t look very family friendly.
Instead, I just painted a white line, added some blue stripes, a single black line for the fuse, and then dotted on some silver glitter.All the nails have a coat of Seche.
Sorry this is a quick one but I am beat after a long, sticky summer day! Happy 4th of July everyone!