Happy Independence Day!
I love doing festive holiday manicures, especially for July 4th! *Bonus footage of last year's July 4th designs are at the bottom of the post.*
This year's 4th of July manicure began with one coat of white polish, Zoya Purity. When the white was fully dry, I created red, white, and blue stripes on each nail. With the pictorial below, I have attempted to show how I created the stripes using french tip guide stickers, Zoya America, and China Glaze Starboard.
After giving the stripes a while to dry completely, I then dabbed Lush Lacquer Snap Crackle Pop onto a piece of cosmetic wedge sponge, and gently dabbed that to the tips of each nail. Over that, I have applied two coats of Gelous gel top coat to smooth out the glitter, and one coat of Zoya Armor top coat to finish.
Below is a before/after of each step from base color to glitter tips!
One coat Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat
One coat Zoya Purity
Stripes of Zoya America & China Glaze Starboard
Glitter Tips of Lush Lacquer Snap Crackle Pop
Two coats Gelous Advanced Gel Top Coat
One coat Zoya Armor Top Coat
July 4th 2012 Designs