Happy 4th of July!

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!


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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5 Responses to Happy 4th of July!

  1. says:

    This mani is so coooool!
    I love it!
    The second one too, but I prefer the first one ^^

  2. August says:

    Crackle polish is so cool, isn’t it? I love that mani! What are the flags? Are they FIMO?

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      I love crackle and I actually remember the first time it came around in the 80s. The flags are sliced Fimo- you are correct!

  3. Lucy says:

    Looks cool to me. I couldn’t do nail art if you pointed a gun at my head! It just comes out looking like I had a blindfold on. I didn’t even do a 4th manicure. Just not that interested in nails lately. I’m painting them but just tired of it all.

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