With 4th of July on the prowl, I decided to do a quick and easy patriotic manicure that anyway who knows how to paint nail polish on their nails can achieve. Its a scalloped designed that looks more complicated than it really is. All you need to do to achieve this look is apply three layers of polish. The first layer is just a solid coat and the following two layers are painted in descending lines one after another, making sure to leave the color underneath peeking out a but. It is important to also make sure you let the nail polish dry completely before each layer.
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Step 1: Remove any nail polish that may be left from a previous manicure. For this step, I like using the Sephora Instant nail polish remover wipes. Then you will need to clean up your nails and prep them for your mani. I have been using the UBU nail clipper to clip down my nails and then I go in with the Sephora Collection Nail Buffer Block to file shape and smooth may nails. Lastly, I use the UBU Cutiecools to push back and refine my cuticles and buff away excess.[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Step 2: Apply a solid red polish on all nails. For this step I used a red Zoya polish in the color Livingston.[/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] Step 3: Create a scalloped tip with a white polish by painting descending lines one at a time and leaving some red polish visible. For this, I used Reverso from the Circus by Andrea’s Choice line. [/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Step 4: Once the white is dry, add a blue layer over top in the same manner, this time leaving some white polish visible. For this, I used the shade Fantasea from the Pacifica 7 free Nail Color collection. [/ezcol_2third_end]
[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Step 5: Add a top coat like the Debbrah Lippermann ON a Clear Day Top Coat and your finished![/ezcol_2third_end]
See, I told you it was super easy!
I hope you all have a very happy 4th of July!