4th of July Nails
Although the 4th is on a Wednesday this year, I went ahead and did my nails since the weekend will be quite busy. I went kind of all out with it since I'm going to enter it into a contest on Instagram. While doing my nails, it felt like I didn't use that many polishes, but the bottle count says other wise lol. Here are the various items I used. Two of them came in just in time! Although I didn't win the neon contest I entered, I won a random drawing prize pack since I was in the top 10. It made my morning that day lol.
Paper is for proof that it is my work for the contest and not stolen from the internet.
Ring, middle, and index fingers are gradient style.
The glitter mess is to represent sparkly fireworks lol.
Here are the tools and polishes I used. I'm surprised my mom didn't ask what in the world I was doing lol.
Bridge the ridge as basecoat (I had a rough glitter removal, and there are a few "dents" in my nails)
Avon Smudge Corrector to smooth white polish
Seche Vite Top Coat
Sally Girl Loose glitter
Red Cina glitter
makeup sponges for gradient nails
Cina Dial A Gem Rhinestones
OPI: Your Web or Mine?
OPI: An Affair in Red Square
Essie: some sort of burgundy color lol
China Glaze: White on White
OPI: She's Golden
California Nails: some sort of shimmery white lol. I had never seen this brand before; it came in the prize pack.
Confetti: Blue Bombshell (prize)
Fingerpaints: Cerulean Seascape
OPI: Into the Night
Surprisingly, it did not take forever to do. However, it looks like it would by looking at all the polish I used lol. I can only imagine what dad would have said if he was home at that time, but he was at work.
I love the thumbnail with the sprinkles, it reminds me of cupcakes! Your nail art is once again, to die for! You have inspired me to try 4th of July toes, though I'm going to wait until Tuesday as I just finished them 2 days ago in purple and they get really dry if I take polish off too often.
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu LOVE that! I dont bother with my hands, if I do anything I just use a clear top coat every once in awhile to keep them shiny and I use nailcream every once in awhile to keep them strong!
I just paint my tootsies in bright neon colors (I usually go for pink)!
kimmi, that looks awesome! I see your nail pics on instagram sometimes and I don't even know how you did it.
I can barely paint my nails... lol
Awesome you won a prize pack though! I LOVE winning stuff on twitter. (So far a $100 Saks gift card, and theBalm nude 'tude a few days ago)
Wow I love the colors Kimmy! The red is especially pretty, this is inspiring me to do a red white and blue theme too! My nails right now are neon purple glitter with glittery blue tips but.. 4th of july would be fun to decorate for!
once again those are amazing! How the heck did you do that? I always find my nail polish coming off the day after i put it on and my mom wont let me get fake nails. you are super creative! love the nails. Moo and byes!
@kimmi1115 - agreed, the nail with the sprinkles definitely looks edible. I know I told you this before, but seeing your nail posts really has inspired me to do my nails more often. I used to have maybe 2 or 3 bottles of polish at any given time, now I have like a dozen, which is alot for me, and trying out different things like the gradient look hehehe