Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Fun

In celebration of our Day o' Independence I wanted to do a red, white and blue. I started with three coats of Sally Hansen's HD in Laser. I really like this polish by itself to begin with. It's a dark blue with purple and blue shimmer. I then wanted to try a V-french tip with my new China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Some nails turned out better than others. The mix of red glitter on top of the blue made a slight purple from far away at first. There were some bald spots so I did two coats of the red and it looked a bit more red.

I wasn't sure how I wanted to incorporate white and then remembered I had some old nail art white flower decals and added them to my index fingers and thumbs. I really like how it turned out for my first attempt at V-style french tips.

First shot is indoors with a flash. Second is outdoors in direct sunlight. Super sparkly!


  1. Very pretty! I love Laser it's my favorite of the new HDs

  2. I LOVE this 4th of July mani!!! Gorgeous!

  3. Stardust I stared at three of the bottles for 20 minutes and am overjoyed with this choice!

    Thanks Kim - didn't realize I was country-mixing ;)

    Aww thanks Brooke, I feel very patriotic!

  4. The decal was a great choice to add white--it really pops!

  5. This looks really cool!!
    I've never tried any type of french tips before.

  6. I LOVE this! It's Gorgeous! :-)

    Happy 4th!

  7. Thanks Karen - an oldie but a goodie

    Tierney I tried the konad and it's hard, i did this freehand hopefully I'll get better

    Thanks ShortAndSweet & Ali!

    Happy 4th Ashley!

  8. Great mani! Laser is so awesome, my favorite Sally HD!

  9. Me too ping! So glad I picked it up and it worked perfectly for this mani~