What’s a holiday (and yes, Valentine’s Day is a holiday) without a matching manicure?
Ring my bell.
Hokey? Duh. Cute? Absolutely.
Let your fingers spread the love.
After applying a base coat, apply two layers of pink and wait for it to dry completely (or you will not be feeling the love with smudged nails) before swiping one thick layer of red on the tips of your digits. Follow with your choice of top coat (I prefer Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat).
Essie in Short Shorts and E! Live From the Red Carpet.
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.
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.
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.
After applying my base coat, I painted two coats of Essie’s E! Live from the Red Carpet. Once that was dry, I used one thick coat of Orly’s Star Spangled on the tips (with a steady hand. Use polish strips if you need – only when the two base coats are completely dry though!). Topped off with a coat of Seche Vite, my favorite top coat ever.