I have a lot of friends who served or are serving in the U.S. military, and I decided to honor them with a patriotic manicure!
First, I did a Skittles mani with three different colors. A Skittles manicure is when you randomly paint your nails a bunch of different colors. Think about how Skittles look in the bowl. I did mine with ORLY Royal Navy (blue microglitter), Ulta Salon Lacquer Let the Flames Begin (red creme), and a Layla Cosmetics silver metallic that says CE27 on the cap but CL22 on the sticker on the base.
|Step 1: Skittles Mani in Patriotic Colors|
|Step 2: Stamping|
Julep America gets a bad rap because Julep seems to have overproduced it and for a while it appeared in just about every mystery box. People got sick of seeing it. But it's really a fabulous nail polish. It has red microglitter, blue and silver multidimensional glitter, and larger silver stars in it. I think the reason people complain about it is there are so many out there that a lot of people ended up with duplicates, and unless you are the most patriotic person in America, you probably are not going to wear it all that often. But I think it's gorgeous, so I slapped that stuff on top of my mani so far and came out with this gorgeous creation! I wasn't very precise with the application, and that was on purpose so that some of the other colors and stamping would show through. But I love how my nails have a mix of red, blue and silver, stamped stars and glitter stars.
Finally, here's a photo of all the stuff I used! Hope you have a great holiday weekend. Take a few minutes to thank the veterans in your life.