6/28/12

The Lazy Days Of Summer Challenge: Day 3-Flag Day

Here I am, on day 3 of The Lazy Days Of Summer Challenge!  Today's theme is "Flag Day", and with the 4th of July coming up, I couldn't wait to try out a manicure idea I had in my head, using my new Wet N Wild "Stars & Stripes" polish that my friend Brandi sent me :)

Here is what I did.

I used Sally Hansen "Thinking Of Blue" as a base on 2 of my nails then topped it with Wet N Wid "Stars & Stripes).  For the other 2 nails, I did a white base color and then used my red striping tape:

BUT WAIT!  You need to see my thumb too, because it is my favorite:
Bam!
 American Flags & Fireworks go together like peas & carrots (Forest Gump?).

For my thumb, I used OPI Onyx as my base color.  I then took a small brush and painted Julep Sienna (gold) on.  After that, I went over it with China Glaze "Electrify".  Explosive!

L-R: Thinking of Blue, WnW Craze White, Onyx

L-R: Stars & Stripes, Sienna, Electrify




So there you have it!  I feel like my pictures are crap today, but at least you get the idea.  (Side note: I really need a new camera, but don't want to break the bank.  Any suggestions?)  Are you going to do an Independence day manicure this year?

Don't forget to check the lovely ladies doing this challenge with me:

Victoria

Alyson

Amanda

Hannah

Sue

Katee

Charlotte-Louise

Jessica

Karine

Jen

Jessica

Ashley

Pryanka

Anna

Kayono

Nichole


Stephanie


18 comments:

  1. I love it! I have an idea for a post: You could do a step-by-step post for how you do your nails every day because they look so perfect!

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    1. It's on my list of blog posts ;) I really need to figure out how to use the camcorder part of my camera so I can just tape the process!

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  2. OMG MB This is seriously the cutest mani ever and I am so envious that you've got the star glitter lol. Dom has been stalking Meijer for me looking for it lol. *sigh* Love love love!! xo E

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    1. Thanks E!!!!! I could not find it anywhere in NJ. My friend is in SC and sent me one...thank heavens because I'm obsessed with the Limited edition ones! Hopefully you can get your hands on one!(I won't stop looking either!)

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  3. OMG love. I am always so bad with striping tape; I love looking at well-done manis using it!

    Also...as I am also obsessive...I am compelled to tell you that that is, in fact, China Glaze Electrify (not Riveting).

    The mani is riveting, however. ;)

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    1. LMAO Erin! Thanks....I have Riveting also so that must be on my mind? I am apparently running low on brain cells today! hahahahaha Fixing it now :)

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  4. sooo cute & festive! that red tape is gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Mel! I'm having a ton of fun with my striping tape lately ;)

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  5. Oh my goodness this is awesome!! I love love love it!

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  6. I really love the red tape you used! These are adorable!!

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    1. THanks!! I am pretty crappy at making straight lines free hand- the tape is such an easy way to do it!

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  7. Girl!!! This is awesome! Nice job. The thumb is my fave too :)

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  8. Love this! I'm going to be using Stars and Bars and Hollywood Walk of Fame for my stars. Just trying to brainstorm the rest. How do you get your tape to stay down? I've only used it for tape manis and even then it likes to lift.

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Obsessed?