Destiny, my youngest niece, wanted a 4th of July manicure. I pulled some polishes, some stamping plates, and pulled together a red, white & blue manicure fit for 4th of July. Not my best work, but it works. Enjoy!
All her nails together:
- Essie First Base base coat
- Glee polish (no name; just a clear base with glitter)
- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri -- Co-Bolt Blue
- China Glaze -- Ruby Deer
- Wet n Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme
- OPI - Sparkle-icious
- China Glaze - Dorothy Who?
- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Cherry Red
- Essie - Mesmerized
- Milani One Coat Glitter - Red Sparkle
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- (not shown) stamping plates for the scattered stars and the USA star designs
- (not shown) small paint brush for the firework and flag designs
Details Of Each Design:
Pinky: Scattered Stars
I started with two coats of Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish in French White Creme. I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polish in Cherry Red to stamp the scattered stars onto her nail; I can't remember which stamping plate I used. Then I used the Glee polish over top to add sheer sparkle to the scattered stars.
Ring Finger: Firework
I started with two coats of Essie's Mesmerized polish. Then I used a thin paint brush and hand painted a firework design onto the nail using OPI's Spakle-icous.
Middle Finger: USA Star Stamp
I started with two coats of Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish in French White Creme. Then I used Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri polish in Co-Bolt Blue to stamp the design onto the nail.
Pointer Finger: Red Sparkle
To keep things simple I did one coat of Milani's One Coat Glitter polish in Red Sparkle. This shade stands out on its own and doesn't need much else to look great.
I started with two coats of Wet n Wild's Wild Shine polish in French White Creme. Using a thin brush I made red stripes using China Glaze's polish in Ruby Deer. I left a blank square at the top left corner for the blue part of the flag, which I filled in with a small brush using China Glaze's polish in Dorothy Who?, followed by making small white dots (to represent stars) using the same white Wet n Wild polish.