July 2, 2011

4th of July Mani Take One!

Hey guys! I've been seeing a lot of festive 4th of July mani's all over blogs the last couple of days so I sat down to try one of the ideas I had floating around in my brain for mine. Not sure if this will get to stay on until the 4th so you might see a 4th of July Mani Take Two post in a couple days lol!

This kind of feels more French than American to me but whatevs, France is cool too! I used China Glaze Frosty as a base for all of my nails. On each nail other than the ring finger I taped off little sections and used OPI Red Shatter and OPI Navy Shatter to make crackley stripes, that's the part looking French lol. For my ring finger...I'm calling it my Splat-cent nail...ya know like the words splatter and accent mushed together. I'm weird, I know and yes I am totally calling it that in real life if anyone asks about it. I used Orly Royal Navy and Catherine Arley 800 for the splatter. I was hoping some of the holo in the Catherine Arley polish would shine through...and it does but it's very subtle! My camera just won't capture it :(

This mani is kind of a hot mess, but I love it anyway!




29 comments:

  1. Splat-cent. That's awesome! I really like how this looks! As soon as I can get off my butt and get to my nail polish, I'm gonna attempt a 4th of July mani also. I've got some ideas floating around in my head so we'll see if they turn out. Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a great idea!! Because of you, there are lots of splatter RW&B manis out there this weekend (myself included).

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  3. @Megan Harmeyer

    lol I've heard about and seen a few of them! That is so cool! I can't wait to see yours!

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  4. @TENDERHEARTR

    Thanks and you too! I hope the ideas you have turn out well for you!

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  5. @lnievin

    @ Imfeelingnail-venturous

    Thanks guys!

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  6. I love the striping with the crackle, great idea!

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  7. Oooh, I like this! And I don't even like crackles!

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  8. This is awesome! I just attempted to do a very complicated American flag on my ring fingers but that ended up as a disaster and had to start over. Now I'm doing something muuuch simpler lol.

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  9. Aw, this is such a super cute idea! I like how you used both shatters in this one! The effect is awesome. :D

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  10. Yes, for sure French looking! LOL What I did with mine is used the red and blue shatter on half the nail each, without leaving a white stripe. Looked awesome! I love the "splaccent" nail though :)

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  11. This is all just works and blends together . I love the splatter accent nail .

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  12. This is a pretty neat manicure! I love the Jackson Pollock-eque design on your ring finger!

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  13. I love those splatters :)

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  14. Looks great. I love the splatter. I need to try this!

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  15. Now THAT is nice. I tried Frosty as a base but applied it hastily and impatiently under a ceiling fan and my nails looked like they had smallpox so I had to take it off and start over. I did alternating red and blue crackle and it looked pretty cool, but I destroyed it completely on an early morning ambulance call. (Two nails of polish popped completely off in one piece!) Re-did with navy and fairy dust, I just tell people these are my fireworks.

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  16. This is so creative. I love it!

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  17. France helped out in the American revolution, so call it a July 4 tribute mani. :) I like the striped crackle a lot!

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  18. Looks great. I like the colours you used for the splatter, and the crackle is great. The navy really pops against the white

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  19. I like this ALOT! :) I'm Norwegian, so I felt abit patriotic myself seeing these colours together :)

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  20. I love it! splatter mani is so smart! I did water marbling on my blogggggy :D

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  21. Wow, how pretty! This is definitely one of the nest 4th of July manis I've seen!

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