NOTD: Stars & Stripes Mani
For this mani I wanted something so simple even I could do it. In that sense I think it passed with (three) flying colours. How difficult is it to paint different nails red, white or blue? Not at all. Sorted.
I also wanted colours that would stand out, so they had to be bright. For that reason I chose:
- Red: China Glaze – Ruby Pumps – such a gorgeous shade of red, and the added glitter (lots and LOTS of glitter) just makes it jump off the nail.
- White: LA Colours Colour Craze – Energy Source – As far as I can tell, a pure white is just pure white, so no need to pick up something wildly expensive. This was €1.99 in Sam McCauley in Dundrum. Cheap and did the job.
- Blue: Catrice – Blue Cara Ciao (400) – A bright blue creme polish, this stands out on its own, and worked fantastically as a base for the stars
All nails were given 3 thin coats, just to build intensity in them. After it dried, I took the Essence nail tip painter (another bargain, and it comes with a super thin brush) to do the stars.
On my right thumb I did a single large star, while on my left I did lots of little dots to simulate the stars on the American flag (As a note: In some things I am quite happy to use both hands equally. Not in painting my nails. I am so dominantly left-handed with painting my nails that dots were the best I could do with my right hand)
Finally all my handy work was sealed with a coat of Sally Hansen Double Duty topcoat (the first one I had to hand)
Okay so, enough from me. Lets see the pictures:
So, there you go. My simple Stars & Stripes. What do you think? Nice? Awful? Shiny? More to the point, any tips on how to improve my right handed nail art? Let me know!