Happy 4th of July, and here’s another set of patriotic nails for you! Similar to my Memorial Day nails, I am using the colors of our grand old flag.
I failed at my first attempt of doing these nails because I tried to do too many stripes, so the lines weren’t clean, and the blue I used was too light. I was telling Steel how they looked like Christmas Where’s Waldo nails. See for yourself. FAIL!
Look at those pathetic stripes! Nothing grand about that. Luckily, I was able to fix the 2 striped fingers by going easy on the stripes, and I painted one layer of dark blue over the lighter blue. I was much happier with the end result.
What I really need to do is get my hands on some nail art tape, so I can stop using my husband’s paint tape. That would definitely make life a little easier for myself, and I’d probably get much cleaner lines. Still, there’s something about making things work with whatever I can find around the house that brings me great joy. So I doubt I’ll be rushing out to the beauty supply store to get nail art supplies. Painter’s tape will do for now.
These were all colors I already had: China Glaze Thunderbird (red), Sinful Colors Snow Me White, a mixture of OPI No Room For the Blues and Incognito in Sausalito (blue). I used China Glaze Feeling Twinkly blue glitter and Delight gold glitter over white. And of course, I always start with Stuck On You base coat and end with 0-60 Speedy Top Coat.
To create the stripes and thumb lines, I used painter’s tape and cut it into thin strips. Ignore the amount of tape I used for the stripes in the next 2 series of pictures. Those were the ones that failed because I tried to do too many. I changed it later to just 4 stripes in the 3rd set of pictures. For these ones, only look at the thumb.
Happy 4th of July!