Wednesday, July 4, 2012

NOTD -- Simple & Easy Fourth of July Nails x 2!

Hey everyone! Happy Fourth of July for everyone in the US! The 4th is always one of my favorite holidays, so I'm super stoked for today! I'll be working from 12-5 and then we're going to head up to Chris' dad's farm and have a yummy dinner and possibly shoot off some fireworks! :)

This year I did two sets of patriotic nails.. and neither design is original to me, which is weird. I usually enjoy coming up with my own themes, but this year I just haven't had time.

This is the design I wore on Tuesday. It was originally done by Caitlin of Caitlin's Creative Corner. You can see it here. It's very simple, but stunning all at the same time. I love the simplicity of it and that it's matte! My matte top coat has been woefully neglected for far too long, so I enjoyed rediscovering how much I love it!

I used Wet N Wild Saved by the Blue on all my nails and then topped my ring fingers and thumbs with one coat of China Glaze Love Marilyn, which has red and silver glitters in a clear base. Then I topped everything with 1 coat of Hard Candy's Matte-ly in Love matte top coat.

And these are the nails that I'm actually wearing today! I think this may be one of the only times that you're actually getting to see the design that I'm currently wearing! These are still minimalistic, but a bit more in-your-face than the first set. I also like that they're themed without being "FOURTH OF JULY!" ...Meaning that I don't have to race home and take them off before heading to work at 630 am tomorrow morning, or just leave them on and feel weird about having holiday nails the day after. (Yes, stuff like that really bothers me!)

These adorable nails were originally done by Selena from Pink, You Rock. You can see them here. Hers have a red heart on the ring finger, but I didn't feel like adding it. I also couldn't replicate her middle finger, so I opted for straight silver instead.

For this look, I used Zoya Sooki on my thumb, index, and pinky fingers, LA Colors Live and OPI Crown Me Already! for the silver glitter nails, and Orly Glowstick and Wet N Wild Saved by the Blue with striping tape for the ring fingers. Those fingers definitely needed a good coat of Seche Vite to even everything out.

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I hope y'all have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July! And if you're not in the US, I hope you still have a wonderful and safe day!

Be sure to check back tomorrow.. I have an exciting special offer to share with you that's coming out soon! :D


  1. Both are very pretty. Happy Fourth!

  2. These are super cute, I love the nautical stripes!

  3. Wow these are simply amazing! You have such a talent xx

    Heroine In Heels

  4. SUPER cute but what about the thumbs?