4th July Nails

It’s nearly the 4th of July and I just couldn’t help myself. My nails were screaming for a design. However, instead of doing the American Flag on every nail I decided to swap it about a bit! I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

What you’ll need for this tutorial is:
Base Coat/ Top Coat (and lots of it!)
White, Blue and Red nail polish
Star shaped rhinestones
Star nail stickers

Start with a base coat to protect and strengthen your natural nails.

To start of this design, apply the base colours. White on the thumb and ring finger and then blue on the remaining fingers.

To create the American flag on the thumb and ring finger, being by creating a blue box in the upper left hand corner of the nail. Once this has fully dried create thick, red stripes across the nail. My pattern was to create one half stripe under the blue box and then thicken it up, create a stripe between the top of the nail and the stripe and then two more below the first stripe. Then apply some top coat to the blue square and uniformly place some star-shaped rhinestones. Apply a lot of top coat to secure the design.

For the rest of the nails I went along the route of a french tip. Apply a white tip to the end of the nail and allow it to dry completely. Then add some thin red, vertical stripes.
Add some small star nail stickers to the blue section of the nail to keep to the theme of stars and stripes.

Add some top coat and the design is complete!
I absolutely love my nails like this and think it is the perfect, more subtle way to show the American spirit!

Whatever you are doing, have a great 4th of July!

Dazed&Beautiful x


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