Fourth of July Manicure

Hello gentle readers.

I finally got around to doing my Fourth of July Manicure. I was going to do several leading up but I just got one done. I think that will do just fine. :) I had some grand plans in this little brain of mine for nail art depicting fireworks, stars, glittery striping and so forth.

Then I did a reality check. I am nail art challenged. I know it. I accept it. I am good with it. I can do something simple and easy and it comes out halfway okay but if I get too ambitious, I usually end up in a big old mess.

So I scaled things back. A lot. lol

I painted my nails in alternating solid blue and red using Orly La Playa and Color Club Ihavenofrakkingideathename Red. I did two coats of the La Playa and three of the Red. Orly La Playa is so rich, creamy and highly pigmented that I only needed two coats but the red is a crelly and needed three to get it as opaque as the blue. I only own jelly-ish reds. No rich, dense cremes. Hmmm. I suppose I should find a couple.

Anywhoozle. I topped my polish with Seche Vite and let it dry a bit then stamped with Konad Special Polish in white with Bundle Monster plate #21 and let the images dry for a few. I used a little thin clear polish as glue and applied clear stones for some sparkle then topped everything with more Seche Vite.

Would you like to see a picture? It is clickable, of course.


Taken indoors with flash. There is a storm right now and not a ray of sunshine is to be found.

I like this manicure just fine. It sure beats the disaster I had on my nails last year. If you didn't see it, I'll provide a link. Click here if you dare. But I don't suggest it. Trust me. You don't want to see that. lol

Okay, so there you have it. My patriotic mani. Have you done a manicure for the Fourth? (Assuming you celebrate. ;)) Planning to? 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great night and may your polish never bubble.