Hiya guys. For those of you in the United States, Happy 4th of July! Unfortunately I'm still very sick so you guys will have to celebrate for me. I'll probably spend my day inside watch Independence Day over and over again. The horror I know. No worries though, I can still enjoy BBQ food fresh off the grill, so bring that right on over here. Nothing can stop me from eating seriously, I love food! But before we stuff our faces, I want to show you a couple of cute manis to rock that independence day pride.
All designs in this post were created using the same three polishes: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, Sephora Pole Dance. and Sephora Happy Hour.
First up, we have the classic watermarble in red, white, and blue topped off with some glitter. These were done with my nail bestie Cheyenne as part of our #bestietwinnails since we hadn't done them together in so long. It took us forever to find polishes that would marble properly but once we finally did we had an awesome mani to share. We decided to top off all but our "best" nail with red, white, and blue glitter. The glitter topper is the new Sally Hansen Color Frenzy Red, White & Hue.
Next we have the abstract watermarble design. I'll admit this was my fail at an actual design in the previous watermarble. But not all fails are a bad thing and I actually really like how this one turned out. It's sort of reminds me of mixed up watercolors or something like that. I decided to top it off with the classic Fairy Dust by China Glaze.
Striping tape continues to be the bane in my existence but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. For this design, I just wanted to create random lines and stripes in red and blue on a white base. For the accent nail I wanted some beautiful silver glitter so I used my new limited edition polish from Stardust Polish. All the other nails were again topped off with Fairy Dust by China Glaze.
Come guys, you had to be expecting a gradient from me haha. I have a firm belief that gradients can make everything and anything better. Of course, you can just do a red, white, and blue gradient or take it a step further like I did and stamp over it. I used a plate from Winstonia first generation for the star stamps.
Last but not least are my favorite polka dot nails. I haven't done polka dots in such a long time but after doing these I think I will start to do them more often. I created my dots with a dotting tool which I picked up from eBay sometime last year. Simple done right can make a great mani so don't be ashamed of taking it down a notch every once in a while.