Holiday Red White & Blue Nails

How cute is this gel manicure?!  After seeing this I had to try out a version using my natural nail polishes from Essie’s new Summer 2015 collection.

Inspired by the gel polish manicure seen on Ten Little Canvases
Ten Little Canvases

Celebrate Independence Day with some star spangled nails!

Here’s what you’ll need to paint this patriotic print!

The Tools

Summer Red:  Sunset Sneaks by Essie
Summer Blue: Pret-A-Surfer by Essie
Summer White: Private Weekend by Essie
A nail art striping brush
Dotting Tool

After applying your favorite clear base coat.

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of each color alternating nails starting with your pinky –  Red (Sunset Sneaks), White (Private Weekend) & Blue (Pret-A-Surfer)

red whit & blue nails

Step 2:  Using a striping tool paint a blue wavy line, diagonally along each ring finger & fill it in with the blue nail polish.


Step 3:  Using your striping brush follow the blue wavy shape and paint a few wavy red lines below.


Step 4:  Using a fine tip dotting tool, paint alternating white dots over the blue.


Seal in your patriotic nails with your favorite clear dry fast top coat & Voilla!

Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July Weekend!



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