Thursday, July 4, 2013

My first ever 4th of July Manicure

     Hello everyone and Happy 4th of July. I have a quick NOTD post for you in honor of the Holiday. This is my first manicure for the 4th and I was stumped on what to do. I was browsing Pinterest looking for inspiration when I came across the perfect pin from Wacky Laki.

The photo is the property of Wacky Laki

     I knew I wanted to recreate the look. I'm glad I took the time to click through to the original post because I think it helped me more than just the pictures.  For some reason, I thought steps 4 and 5 involved a toothpick to wipe away the red glitter when I first saw this. And as you know I have a tendency to rush through my manicures and then am unhappy with the results. So reading the post forced me to slow down, take a deep breath and really focus on what I was doing. Ok let's be honest I can never really focus with my 3 kids in the room asking me to open chip bags or put a new movie in which they always seem to want the minute I finish with the first coat of polish. Anyway, I've started rambling and should probably just show you my results so, here's my picture......

4th os July Manicure

     I used Milani White on the spot as my base color. It's my go-to white polish. The red is Milani Red Sparkle. Pretty appropriate don't you think. And the blue is Sinful Colors Hottie.

     Ironically the lines on my right hand turned out straighter than the ones on my left but I couldn't get a picture of that hand to turn out and my 9 yr old son wanted nothing to do with photographing my nails. At first, I was a little bummed that my blue was a lighter shade but it's grown on me. My skin tone is so light that a darker blue would look too heavy. All in all, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, proud even,  and I can't wait for the girls at work to see it,

     I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July. If you've done a manicure in honor of the holiday feel free to leave a link in the comments section of this post. Id love to see what you came up with.


  1. These are fun! Great job on them :)

  2. Wow, awesome job! Your mani turned out great. I love the light blue color instead of a darker really pops! Thank you so much for sharing it in our collection post @! Xo, Alexis

    1. Thank you! And thanks for including me in the collective post. I checked it out earlier and every one did a great job.


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