BAH! I had this entire post written and then I did something and deleted it and the stupid Auto-save saved it before I could undo it. Don't you hate when that happens? Or am I the only nitwit that has done that?
This week's challenge of the 52 Week Challenge is "4th of July" so I decided to post on the holiday itself. I know, big decision, but I'm confident I made the right one.
I went with something super simple (and glittery) for today since I'm going out and about and it had to be something very wearable. Deborah Lippmann Footloose and Julep America (post coming soon about my Julep Maven July box!).
|Week 27 of 52: 4th of July mani|
Eight coats of polish! Base coat, two red coats (no British reference, promise), three glitter coats, one clear coat, one top coat. But since my natural nails are so thin, they feel nice and thick and strong! Grrrrrr.
When I was trying to think up some designs, I did a nail art wheel, because I love how these look when they follow a theme or use only specific colors. In this one, I only used Sally Hansen White On, China Glaze Ruby Pumps, China Glaze Dorothy Who, and Julep silver stars. I got kinda un-inspired after awhile so some of them are
crap less original but I figured I'd share anyway ...
|Patriotic/4th of July Nail Art Wheel|
And just because I liked the feel of the flag, kinda faded and Americana, I decided to go ahead and do that one too since it's also related to the 4th of July but it fulfills another week's challenge - Week 24 Flag Mani!
|Week 24: Flag Mani|
TWO nail art for the price of one, can't get any better than that! And just because I think I've FINALLY figured out how to apply white polish, here is Sally Hansen White On in all of her glory, before I painted all over her. This is two coats to make sure it's even and opaque, but that ain't bad from most white polishes I've tried. I've been using the polish A LOT as a base for most of my nail art, and I think I may need to purchase another white creme. I have another white, but it sucks - runny and thin - any suggestions? Or should I stick with this one now that I know how to apply it?
|Sally Hansen White On|
|Sally Hansen White On|
OK, so now that's really it for me! Hope ya'll have a fabulous day and Happy 4th to those who celebrate it!! I'm off to eat BBQ and hang out with some friends.