Tuesday, July 3, 2012

America the Glittery

I'm cutting it a bit close here with this Independence Day mani, huh? I'm going to be cutting it even CLOSER when I try to do some nail art today to have ready to post tomorrow!

Let's look at today's nails!

Glitter everywhere! Let's look at the red nails first. For the base, I used OPI The Color of Minnie. The glitter on top is Daring Digits Blueberry Square. I copied the idea of putting this glitter over red from Carly at Lacquered Lover after I saw her post it on Instagram! It was such a great use of this glitter that I couldn't resist.

The blue nails start with a base of butter LONDON Blagger. The white glitter on top is All That Glitters Spotty Dottie Light.

Of course, you know I had to go for my favorite accent nail combo -- pointer and middle finger.

You can find Daring Digits and All That Glitters on Etsy. At the time of posting, Spotty Dottie Light is in stock, and Blueberry Square isn't, but a related polish called Cherry Square (with red squares instead of blue) is.

Some of the products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.


  1. Don't know why not just wear this mani for the 4th of July! I love when manis are only INSPIRED by things, rather than have the purpose written all over them. This one's gorgeous, I'd feel bad removing it. But I'm sure you'll come up with something even better! Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

  2. Pretty, a nice change from the usual stars and stripes designs!

  3. Such a cute look - I love the glitters!! Very nicely done, as usual! :)

  4. Nice pairings, and great take on the theme. Very fresh!

  5. I love this layering! It's so gorgeous.

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    1. You're right! Brain fart. Thanks! Updated my post!

  7. this is very simple yet extremely cute.
    i find it quite effective for july 4th!

  8. this is a perfect 4th of july mani!

  9. love this Sarah!! Have a great 4th!! :)

  10. Love this! Really cute and creative mani. Love your blog btw always fun to read :)

  11. Truly stunning glitters and perfect for the 4th!

  12. So pretty! I love those glitters!

  13. do you know, I imagine you a little like Magneto from the X men, except instead of metal, it's glitter that you manipulate. You just raise your hand in a witchy pose and it disperses to perfection, at your bidding. xx :)

  14. Haha, I agree completely!! I can never get my glitters to look so nice :)
    Sarah, great job as always - "simple" but perfectly adorable for the holiday!


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