Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrate the Fourth with Fireworks on your Nails!

I am very excited to show you this manicure today. Not only because I think it is cool, but because I get to celebrate this mani day with many of my blogger friends. I always did the mani on the special day, but because I didn't have a blog, I didn't get to link with them! Well, now I do! I hope you check out their AWESOME manicures to celebrate America's birthday!

On to the polish. Fourth of July is always fun because I am from the NYC area and always get a prime view of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. Because of those memories, I decided to try another fireworks manicure (I did one for NYE this past year). I started with a base of 2 coats of China Glaze Frostbite, an amazing vivid blue that Mr. ehmkay picked out during one of the buy 2, get one free sales at Sally's. He always has the best taste!  Then I topped it with one coat of Orly Shining Star. Then I whipped out my dotting tools and stripers and went to town. I googled images of fireworks, picked my 5 favorite and began to paint fireworks loosely inspired by the photographs. Fireworks are naturally chaotic looking so I just added dots wherever I felt like it. I topped my nails with one coat of NYC Grand Central Station. There are a lot of pictures in various lighting and angles so enjoy!

 Here is my right hand...not so awful!

Finally, both hands together

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Freedom isn't free.
Polishes Used:
Base: China Glaze Frostbite
Glitter topcoat: Orly Shining Star
Fireworks: Claire's Night Sky, Essie Shelter Island, Color Club Wicked Sweet, Zoya Sooki, OPI Love is a Racket, Wet N Wild French White, Art Deco Stripers in White, Silver Glitter, and Dark Blue

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