Easy Patriotic Nails

I’ve been lazy about wanting to change up my nails, so I took a super simple approach to create some nail art for July 4.  They didn’t come out exactly as I was planning to do, as you will see.

The following products were used:
Sephora by OPI- White Hot
Finger Paints- In the Monet
China Glaze- Ring In the Red
Bundle Monster star charms

I started out by painting White Hot on fingers 1-4 and In the Monet on my thumb.

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Beautiful base colors.

Next, I glued a star charm onto my thumb with Kiss Nail Art Glue.  It was my first time using nail art glue, and I’m hoping that it removes as easily as it went on!

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Star charms by Bundle Monster.

For the stripes portion of the mani, it was my intention to use Bundle Monster plate BM-205, shown below.

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Stamping plate BM-205 by Bundle Monster.

The only issue was that I wanted the wavy pattern to be horizontal on my nails, and the image was smaller than the length of my nails.  I tried to fill in the empty space first with extra stamping and then by hand, but I was unsuccessful and unsatisfied with the results.  The polish used for the stamping was Curve-aceous by Sephora by OPI in this case.  Please excuse the messiness of the photo below.  I knew at this point that I was going to wipe the stripes out, so I didn’t bother cleaning anything up.

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Not so pretty stamping. :/

It was a good concept though, and I have plans to attempt something else with this plate later.

After wiping nails 1-4 clean, I painted them with White Hot and decided to use Ring In the Red to paint simple block stripes on the middle of my nails, no special brush required.  That’s when I called it a day.

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

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Stars and Stripes Forever.

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