Happy Independence Day friends!
If you are still unsure about what to do on your nails today, I’ve got some fairly easy Fourth of July nail art ideas for ya that might help.
The following four manis were done using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics shades NSFW, Feathered, Rx and Arsenic with KB Shimmer Clearly On Top as the top coat. The OCC shades are really great for these kind of looks because you only need one coat of Feathered and Rx because they’re really pigmented. I used two coats of NSFW.
Here I added some little star pieces to my nail with a tweezer, just for a festive twist. They don’t lie completely flat so this would drive me nuts after about 10 minutes in real life. 😉
Here I tried out the star pattern of a Nail Vinyls sheet I had. I always have issues with these laying down completely flat, even when I stick them down hard. Because of that my stars didn’t come out perfect, but oh well!
This was just a simple striped thing that went a little haywire because of my shaky hands. I free-handed the strips, but could have made much better lines with tape.
For the next four photos I used the new Pure Ice Sparks Fly collection for summer 2014 which includes three new matte shades Pretty “n” Patriotic, Lady Liberty, I Pledge Nail-legiance and a glitter called Sparks Fly.
Ok so the matte red, white and blue shades are pretty straight-forward. They just need two thin coats and you could probably actually get away with one. They create a satiny-matte finish.
Sparks Fly, which is the glitter, features deep blue micro-glitter in a clear base with pale gold holo round and star-shaped glitter pieces. The stars are few and far-between, and I had to fish around for quite awhile to get just one out.
Then I decided to add some matte polka dots to the above mani.
Then I added a top coat. I prefer it with the top coat personally.
And finally this mess of a mani (haha). I started off with Pretty ‘N” Patriotic as the base. Then I free-handed Lady Liberty. My stripes got all wonky, oops. Then I swiped I Pledge Nail-legiance across the top. I waited for that to dry then added some dots using OCC Arsenic. It could have been MUCH cleaner but you get the idea.
Hope you in the USA have a great (and safe) holiday weekend!