Monday, July 2, 2012

Fourth Of July... Stars, Stripes and Fireworks...

In the spirit of celebrating Independence Day (USA), I created a Stars, Stripes and Fireworks manicure. I really wanted to incorporate the Statute of liberty, but since I do not have a stamping plate of that image, that idea was out the door. I would not dare to try to free hand that one! OMG...you would never make out what it was supposed to be! You might make out the basic outline of it somewhat resembles the figure of a person. But that is probably it. The torch would probably look like she is just holding an extra large hand above her head. I know my limitations. Maybe one day I will be able to do that...certainly not on this day! So, anyway this is what I came up with.


I didn't want to go with a stark white base and I didn't want anything that was looking more silver than white, because I wanted to stick with the colors of the American flag. So I had to do some layering for the base. I used one coat of Wet n Wild in French White Creme and then one coat of Sinful Colors in Out Of This World. It took the edge off the solid white and gave it a bit of sparkle...sparkle is always a plus! : )


Then added stamping of some stripes on the diagonal and topped that with some stars in the opposing color. I think that is pretty reminiscent of the American flag. And the Forth of July is never complete without some fireworks, so I had a stamp for that too!


For this manicure I applied the following:
  • Sache Clear Base Coat...1 coat
  • Wet N Wild, Wild Shine in French White Creme...1 coat
  • Sinful Colors in Out Of This World...1 coat
  • Out the Door...1 coat
  • Nail Plates: CH5, BM02 and BM20
  • Konad Special Polish in Red For Image Color
  • Revlon Top Speed in Royal For Image Color
  •  Sache Vite Top Coat...1 coat


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15 comments:

  1. amazing! i wish I would have thought of this! :)

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  2. I like those firework nails the best. It looks amazing! Wish you a happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thanks...me too. I did the fireworks on my big toe too. It looks cute! : )

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  3. These are adorable! I love how your fireworks turned out, man everyone has such great 4th manis.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. The fireworks are my favorite. I know...everyone has done amazing manis. A great inspiration for future manis, for sure. : )

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