Happy 4th of July!
Time for fireworks, beach towels, hamburgers and patriotic fingernails :) If you want fun stars and stripes nails like mine, here's how to get 'em.
Yesterday, thanks to Lindsay who sent me a link to Lovely Little Details, I discovered the Nail Art Pen. And that's where the idea for patriotic nails was born. Here are your key players:
- red, white and blue nail polish.
I used OPI's The Show Must Go On for red, OPI's DS Magic for blue and a Wet 'n Wild white.
- the white nail art pen
- precision and skill, or at least a steady nail painting hand
There are a couple of options for patriotic nails. On my fingers I chose to paint actual stripes but on my toes I just did alternating red and white nails to represent the stripes, ya dig?
After you have your base nail polish decided and completed, that's when you get to use the pen! I practiced first on my toes, dotting white dots on the blue polish. Here's how they turned out:
Let me tell you something, it's weird photographing your feet... Let's move on to the fingers.
For my fingers, since the nails are longer, I decided there was room to test out the true precision of the nail art pen and try out stripes. So I painted 4 fingers red and my thumb blue. (any excuse to photography my pretty ring ;) haha)
Looking good so far.
The stripes on the left hand are definitely a little straighter than the ones on my right hand since I'm right handed but it was do-able. And the result is pretty cool, I must say.
Good luck painting and Happy 4th of July!