A-mani-ca, the Beautiful

Of course I have to get into the gaudy side of nails by splish splashing my love of America with an accompanying mani for the Fourth of July.

Sparkle AND shine.

Sparkle AND shine.

To achieve this look, I followed a base coat with Orly’s Star Spangled (fitting, yes?).  After allowing the two coats of red to dry a few minutes, I applied Aruba Blue by Essie on the tips of my nails.  With a quick swipe of Silver Plated by Salon Perfect (which I purchased at the Dollar Tree and can’t find a website to link here – probably because of where I bought it…) in between the red and blue and one brush of Seche Vite top coat, my patriotic mani was complete.

Surely Uncle Sam's choice of polish this time of year.

Surely Uncle Sam’s choice of polish this time of year.

Be careful with the backyard fireworks (I’ll be watching someone else light the wicks and run for their life as my nails are jewels, not tools. OK?).

Here’s to a safe and happy Independence Day – accompanied with fabulous mani and Skinny Pirate, of course.

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Pink Lady

For some reason, this mani makes me think of the Pink Ladies in one of my fave movies, Grease. A little girlie with the hot pink polish, topped with a stripe of black “I’m a bad ass” on the tips.

The black makes this mani a little rough around the edges.

The black makes this mani a little rough around the edges…just like Danny Zuko!

To Rizzo‘fy your nails, start with a base coat followed by two coats of pink. Let the polish set for about five minutes, paint the black strip accompanied by a top coat.

Now all reactions to statements said to me this week will be “tell me about it, Stud.” I mean with a mani like this, why not?

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