Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Today I have a number of manicures to show you (and later, my fun red, white, and blue outfit.  I go a little crazy on holidays...).  To start off, here's the mani I wore last night when J and I went out to dinner.  We dined outside at a newer Italian place that my good friend Amanda introduced me to.  Towards the end of our meal, a professional fireworks show started up.  It was awesome sitting outside, enjoying a great meal together, watching the fireworks, on such a warm, beautiful night.

The White Stripes
Yeah, I named my manicure.  I made the same mistake again and used that terrible cheapie topcoat and totally smeared my manicure.  Clearly wasn't thinking.  It works fine on regular manis (and I use it if I'm only planning on wearing a mani for a few hours or half a day or something since I don't want to waste my Seche), but it seriously destroys Konad designs.
For this mani, I started with two coats of OPI Ogre the Top Blue.  Then I stamped white stripes using Kiss Nail Art white striper and Konad m65.  For the ring finger (which, I should admit, I redid four times), I really wanted the stripes to be red and the dots to be white, but the polish kept drying before I could stamp it.  So I finally settled on just a few red stripes and the rest white, but a sneaky little red stripe somehow snuck in where it didn't belong.  I stamped the star using China Glaze 2030.

I'll be back later with some more 4th of July nail designs!!
** Happy 4th of July!!! **


Laura said...

That looks lovely! Great design and colours!

Enamel Girl said...

That's cute. I didn't know you could stamp with Kiss stripers.

I'll have to try this.

Happy 4th!

Thanh Thao said...

Great nails!! :-) i just tried to colour mine in pink, but totally failed, hahaha!

Happy Independence Day! :-)

KarenD said...

Love the silver star you added to this!

ShortAndSweetNails said...

Ah this is so elegant to me. Very nice ;)

Gwen - SpaceLifeThoughts said...

Lovely! I really like it :)

Alex said...

Great colors and design!!!


Taylor said...

wow your nails are amazing!

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