Hello you little firecrackers! I know, I know, July 4th was yesterday but I did a bit of festive nail art and of course I'm a day late and a dollar short. Seems to be the norm for me. I was going to just forget about doing this post since I missed the holiday and all (for my US peeps) but I decided I can still share some fun nail art even if you have to save it til next year!
I knew I wanted to do something red, white and blue for Independence Day. I love the holiday, we always grill out and have friends over. I also make my kids wear red, white and blue, usually in a matchy matchy sort of way and they get super annoyed but who's the boss here? Big Momma that's who!
These are the nail's I sported for the 4th, and I must say, they got loads of attention from friends and family. I almost had to pull out the striping tape at one point, my niece was so enamored with my nails, she insisted I hook her up. Luckily I distracted her with a hot dog and a sparkler.....
Pretty patriotic eh? I did this color combo specifically for the 4th, but I actually would rock this on a daily basis, Independence Day or not. I love how it resembles fireworks, which is exactly what my little pinhead had in mind!
I used Essie Snap Happy as a base on all of my fingers except for my ring finger. I applied 2 coats then topped them all with Seche Vite. On my middle finger I slapped a little Essie Stroke of Brilliance on and called it a day. For my index and pinky I pulled out the striping tape and got down to bidnass! I arranged them to look like fireworks then put 1 coat of Nails Inc Baker St. on top. I carefully removed the tape and topped those beauties with Seche Vite.
My ring finger is the same ol' dotticure I seem to do quite a bit. I just think it adds such a fun vibe to any mani ANDDD it's super easy. Different sized dots all over the nail....what could be simpler? There is a tutorial on my YouTube channel if you need a little bit of help!
And if you're ever curious about my thumb, which for some unknown reason, I failed to photograph (camera shy finger, what can I say), I usually "style" her the same as my ring finger. That seems to be the norm for most of my manicures. I will try to do better and include that little lady in future snapshots!
What did you guys do for the 4th of July? Did you wear a festive mani? Any mama smackin' take place? (it usually happens on holidays, don't be ashamed)
Happy Polishing my friends!!