Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Patriotic Manicure



Hey lovlies!  Today I have a patriotic mani to show you.  Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the US so I thought a red, white and blue mani was in order.  I started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, probably the best white ever.  It only takes two coats to be even and streak free.  Amazing!  Then I did Shimmer Nichole (I was sent this for review) to do a reverse glitter gradient.  Shimmer's are the absolute best for doing glitter gradients.  The formula is just so smooth and easy to use.  My accent nail is stamped with Zoya Elisa and Song.  My stamping isn't perfect but I was dead set on having stars in this mani.  The first two photos were taken in a mostly sunny condition.  It's monsoon season here so the clouds roll in super fast and that's what happened while I was taking pictures.



I love that this mani turned out just like I was picturing it in my head.  My head's a weird place so it doesn't always work out this way haha.  If you'd like to see this Shimmer and so many other pretties click here to visit the etsy shop and here for the facebook page.  I hope you guys all have a fun and safe 4th of July celebration.  I'm still trying to decide if I should brave the heat and take my boys to see fireworks since I don't have to work the 4th this year.

Until next time...

Sara

*The Shimmer was sent to me for review purposes.  I bought the OPI and Zoyas myself.  As always all opinions good or bad are mine.*

16 comments:

  1. I love this! Great glitter and I love the stars :)

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  2. Super cute. Not cluttered up. I love it.

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    1. Thanks! I was worried the stars were too much but I really wanted them in there.

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  3. What a perfect patriotic mani!! And I don't know what you're talking bout with your stamping, it looks immaculate to me!!

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    1. Awe you're so sweet. Thank you!

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  4. Really cute patriotic nails! :)

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  5. Very nicely done! The slight touch of grey in the OPI makes this not as stark as some red/white/blue manis I've seen.

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    1. Thank you! I think that touch of gray is what makes it such an easy polish to use.

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  6. This is beautiful, Sara! Super fun and festive but nice and classy. And your stampng looks great! Happy 4th :) :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy 4th to you too.

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  7. I love this, the stamping is seriously perfect! Happy 4th!

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    1. Thank you! Happy 4th to you as well.

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