Nail Art, Nail Stamping

Patriotic 4th of July Manicure

June 21, 2012

Hi all! I’ve had a 4th of July manicure on my to-do list for ages, mostly because I knew it would take ages to get it done! LOL! This was my second attempt and it’s much better than the first. :)

Here I used white for the accents, but in my first attempt I used silver. The silver just didn’t pop as much (you can see it in a card how-to video I did earlier today), and I had some application issues, so I was more than happy to take that manicure off this afternoon and start over. And these are the results! :)

Base Colors: Nicole Listen to Your Momager (blue), A-England Perceval (red)
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plates: Konad m84 (stars), Cheeky Jumbo Image Plate I2 (diagonal stripes & pointer finger)
Heart: China Glaze White on White
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Things to note:
I created the small heart with China Glaze White on White and a dotting tool. I just dotted two dots close together to form the top of the heart and then “drew” the bottom of the heart with itty bitty dots. Also, the tip on my pointer finger smudged a bit after stamping so I ended up painting just the tip with White on White to clean it up. I ended up liking that better anyway. :)

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  • Stephanie June 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Wow! That’s so pretty! I love how every finger is different!

  • Kathy Camasso June 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Love, love, love it!!! That red is awesome!

  • Agus June 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    the stars are so freaking cute!! you make me want to go out and buy all those Konad plates!

  • Dena Cline June 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Love love love those nails WOW !!! Looks like a lot of work but well worth it. Kristina those nails are a true beauty.

  • Sharna June 21, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I agree with Agus, I just love those stars. I may have to get at least 1 konad plate.

  • Stephanie June 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I need to give stamping a try. Looks great

  • Chris June 22, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Your nails make me happy.

  • Julie Ebersole June 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm


  • Tanu June 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I love how you’ve the fingers for the right red and blue combo! I love your videos..when can we expect another nail art video? Please please please upload one..

  • becky June 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Love the art & designs. Very pretty.

  • Fran June 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

    This is so cute! I can’t decide which one had my favorite. Im going to have to copy the 3 stripe one with striping tape…its simple but adorable. I haven’t tried stamping yet but everyone who does it always makes the coolest things.

  • Esther June 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Kristina, this manicure is awesome, love it!!!
    I follow you everyday, love your ideas, tips and colors you choose!

  • Denise Gutierrez June 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    OMG!!! I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!! this 4th of july mani is sooo perfect!!

  • Amanda July 3, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I adore this manicure! I recently featured it as one of my favorite DIY 4th of July manis on my blog! Thanks for sharing :) –>