So glad to have figured out a way to do a simple yet patriotic manicure!
Date? July 3, 2012
What for? Independence Day! My first try at a 4th of July manicure didn’t turn out so well… I initially tried a dotted effect with different shades of blue and red on a silver background. But it ended up all smeary and kind of clownish. This one is refreshingly simple, with a silver metallic shade on all the nails except for red and blue on the ring fingers. I brushed on a double coat of each color, plus a clear top coat.
Why the different colors on the ring fingers? I had been noticing the “ring finger manicure” trend for awhile now (the idea is to do a different color or design on the ring finger) but I had never really understood it. This post has a couple of theories on this trend: that it’s for good luck, or to declare one’s independence — like you don’t need a ring on that finger, just different nail polish! Regardless of the reason, it was an easy and fun way to highlight the red and blue in this patriotic-inspired manicure!
- Silver nail polish: Missha, metallic silver (pulled off label awhile ago)
- Red nail polish: Revlon in “Frankly Scarlet”
- Blue nail polish: Finger Paints in “Artistic Azure”
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