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Monday, June 29, 2015

Patriotic French Tip Manicure


     I hope everyone had a good weekend! I had a few posts lined up for this week and then I realized that 4th of July is this weekend. Where or where does the time go lately? I decided that I would dedicate this week to different Patriotic nail art looks. That meant that I had to scramble to get this first one done but I love how it turned out! 

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      I went for a twist on the typical French Manicure for this look. I almost wish I would have saved this look for last so I could wear it on the 4th. But it was simple enough to do so I can always recreate it.

     I started out with a layer of China Glaze Heaven and then free handed the "V" shape with Finger Paints Paper Mache. Once that was dry I tapped off half of the "v" and used China Glaze Man Hunt to create the background for my stars. Which were also done with Paper Mache. 

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     To get my stripes a reached for my handy striping tape and taped off the edge of the blue, along the edge of the white and than across the white. I really wanted to make sure my lines were crisp. For the red I used China Glaze Seeing Red which was part of the LE Giver Collection released last summer. 


     What do you think of this patriotic look? I'll have another one to share with you on Wednesday. I just have to come up with it first! =)  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




44 comments :

  1. This is a lovely patriotic manicure.

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  2. that is adorable. I feel like such a grinch for not doing a patriotic manicure.

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  3. PhD in Nail PolishJune 29, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Nice! I didn't even realize that the impending end of June = July 4th coming soon = patriotic manis! The time flies too fast for me! Your mani is so clean- and I like the non-traditional "French" V!

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  4. Such a fun manicure! I love the V-shaped french.

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  5. Super cute!

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  6. Super cute!! Love it!

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  7. I love this!! I may need to recreate! Such a cute idea!!

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  8. I *lurve* this!! What a great idea!

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  9. OK this is genius! Love how you incorporated the flag in a funky frenchie! LOVE!

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  10. ValiantlyVarnishedJune 29, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Very cute design!

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  11. This is cute! I've been playing around with different 4th of July looks as well, and I was thinking of maybe trying something similar to actually wear on the 4th!

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  12. These are so pretty! What a great idea!

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  13. Lisa Marie HeathJune 30, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Nicely done! I really like that you did the french tip design!

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  14. Gorgeous! Perfect nail art for this coming weekend!

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  15. This looks so great and what a clever way of representing the flag!

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  16. Lovely mani! I hope I can do something for the week-end to celebrate with you guys in the US :)

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  17. Naked Without PolishJune 30, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    I like how simple it is. Great job!

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  18. Thanks and theres still time to do one if you really want!

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  19. It sort of sneaked up on us didn't it! I knew I wanted to at least one look for the holiday and then I realized how close it was and decided to dedicate a whole week to it. I wonder if the polish fumes are starting to effect me? lol

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  20. Thank you. I thought it would help add the the twist of the french and it was easier to break up the blue and red that way. =)

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  21. Id love to see it if you do. You always do such a fantastic job with your nail art that I bet it would look amazing!

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  22. Thank you! It was fun to do and I am so happy that it turned out like I had it pictured in me head.

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  23. Great minds think alike! Id love to see yours =)

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  24. Thank you. I'm kind of bummed that I had to remove it for Wednesday's design but it should be easier to recreate for the weekend now that I've done it once.

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  25. Thank you. I actually will be sharing a different look on Wednesday that took me about 15 minutes to do that might help with inspiration or just a time crunch.

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  26. Thanks. It didnt seem simple when I was trying to figure out how to tape everything off for the red stripes. But once I got it it was like duh this is pretty easy! lol

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  27. Great idea of 4th July mani for Short nails. Looks elegant

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  28. Love this idea! I totally want to recreate it

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  29. The Polished MommyJuly 1, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Very cute! Great nail art for the 4th =)

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  30. Awe thanks. Id love to see it if you do!

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