Retro Patriotic Nails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Today in the 4th of July spirit, I decided to make a nail tutorial starring that red, white and blue.  I don't think it came out half bad so I thought I'd post a tutorial on how to create this patriotic look.

:::: Prep ::::

First your gonna wanna gather materials.  Look around and see if you can find: 
White nail polish 
Blue nail polish 
Red nail polish 
Clear top coat polish
2 bobby/hair pins (make are the needs are rounded)  
Clean trimmed nails


:::: Step 1::::

Go ahead and paint all your nails in the white polish, all except your ring finger on both hands.  Make sure to apply two coats for nice opaque look.  Next grab you blue nail polish and paint in your ring fingers on both sides.  Allow your fingers to semi dry before moving onto the next step.  I allowed about 10 minutes before moving on. 

:::: Step 2 ::::

Next grab your two hair pins and dip them into your white and red nail polish.  Use the hair pins with nail polish on the ends to add dots to the base of nails.  Put red dots on your white nails and white dots on your two blue nails.  It's okay to let the dots vary in shape, it adds more character :)


:::: Step 4 ::::

Once your done, your nails should be done.  Wait 5 minutes and then add your top coat.  Now your ready to rock your look! 

xo Ensley


  1. love these nails! Wish I'd done something like this for the 4th! :)

  2. Funny thing is as soon as I finish the tutorial I stupidly enough smudged my index finger. I was SO mad, but now I think i'll try different color combinations :)



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