Patriotic Manicure

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Hard Candy in Fireworks, Color Club in Instathis

Tomorrow, we celebrate my new glitter manicure!  Oh yeah, and America’s independence…

Then again, I’ll take any excuse to drink during the day.  Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warm! :)  I love love love this time of year, it makes my wardrobe choices so much easier knowing that I can just throw on a dress and some wedges and call it a day.  I also have fun decided on which red white and blue mani I’m going to sport for the 4th.  This year I decided on…

Color Club in Instathis and Hard Candy Fireworks

Color Club in Insta-this and Hard Candy in Fireworks

I did two coats of the blue and two coats of the red glitter.  The glitter isn’t the easiest to apply, I had to really pat it (instead of swipe) onto my nail to get all of the glitter to stick.  It’s an interesting polish, it has all different shapes of glitter (round, 2 different hexagonal, bar).  It’s mostly red but there’s some blue hexagons ever so often.  The bar glitter doesn’t really lay flat, it sticks out on the edges.  I had to put a thick gel top coat on top to get it to lay smooth.  It doesn’t apply evenly, but I kind of like how it differs from each nail.  It gives it some personality!

Where: Color Club (Birchbox), Hard Candy (Wal-Mart, Amazon). Price: $8/0.5oz (Color Club), $4/0.26oz (Hard Candy).
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Hard Candy and Color Club

4th of July Manicure

4th of July Manicure

Where: Color Club (Birchbox), Hard Candy (Wal-Mart, Amazon). Price: $8/0.5oz (Color Club), $4/0.26oz (Hard Candy).

What are you plans for the 4th?  Do you have a special outfit or manicure planned?  Please share!

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Drink water. Wear SPF.

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4 thoughts on “Patriotic Manicure

  1. Pretty! I love a freedom mani! :) So sad – it’s raining like mothertruckers here and has been all day! Boo!
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    • What a bummer! You know, I actually don’t like all of the loud booms and explosions on the 4th, I may actually prefer rain!

  2. Great 4th of July manicure! Glitter topcoat is one of the best things invented lol

    ☮ Melli { Casual Beauty }
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