Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patriotic Enough for Two!

I finally found my Konad stuff - yay!! I had let my plates scamper out of my Konad plate case (aka a photo album) and run amuck all over my house, but I have finally located all the little scoundrels and have them back neatly in their case.  I found my stamper, but no scraper, so for this mani I used an old gift card.  The gift card worked well as a scraper, but not great.  I need to find my scraper!

Nicole by OPI A New Kind of Blue with Kiss Nail Art white and Konad

So today I have my first Fourth of July mani!!  I used the gorgeous new blue from Nicole by OPI, A New Kind of Blue (I'm telling you - this is the perfect patriotic blue!) and my Kiss Nail Art striper for the white stars.  I believe that this is a fake Konad plate, so I don't have a plate number for you today.  And, unfortunately, the cheapie Sally Hansen topcoat I used smeared the design on my middle finger (that's what I get for not using Seche!).

I also polished my neighbor, Gabriella's nails again.  She is going to be in a 4th of July parade on Sunday, so she wanted to look super-patriotic.  Please excuse the messy edges - it is a little difficult to paint tiny, moving hands :)

I painted half of each nail a different shade of blue, and then the other half of each nail is Nicole by OPI Really, Really Red.  I used the Kiss Nail Art white striper and the same Konad plate as I used in the design above (I alternated between two different star designs).

Today was the last day of class with my wonderful students.  I coerced them into taking a group photo (they grumbled, but complied after I offered up some chocolate chip cookies).  I will miss this group - they were really great.

I hope everyone is having a great week!
What are your Fourth of July plans?


polishedlyrics said...

Both manis are adorable!

I think Michael and I will go to Fort Lewis for fireworks. 4th of July is my favorite holiday and I love fireworks, and growing up seeing fireworks on base is just my tradition now :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

Great manis!

The hubs' office puts on a BBQ every 4th - only this year it's on the 3rd. Other than that, we'll be trying to stay cool and trying to keep the kid from going crazy.

Unknown said...

Can I give you a tip?
When using stamping plates, I've had much better luck with not smearing the designs by using Out the Door, as opposed to Seche.
However... Your mileage may vary. :)

Unknown said...

i have that faux plate!!! =)
and I have had GREAT luck using Nfu-Oh A&A topcoat after stamping.

Recalcitrant Nails said...

I have this plate too! I love your patriotic mani and I love the mini patriotic mani even more! So sweet!!!

Unknown said...

Both look great! I understand trying to polish tiny fingers that only stay stil for 1/10000000 of a second.

Unknown said...

Hi! I love these designs, I like how stars look like on the nails.

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