Although I live in Europe - I love the New world! A lot of times I feel like I was born on the wrong continent. . . So sometimes I feel like celebrating their holidays - since we already adopted Halloween over here, why not 4th of July?

WHAT YOU NEED:

For this manicure, you will need a white base nail polish, I used Essence Wild White Ways. Also, a great basic red & blue - I used OPI Coca Cola Red and Barry M Blue Grape.

You will also need striping tape and star studs, I used some gold ones since I wanted a extra festive mani.

You will also need a thin brush to make the fine lines if you don't want to make straight lines with your striping tape.

Step 1: Apply white base coat.

Step 2: Add the striping tape, it will decide which part of the manicure will be blue and which will be red.

Step 3: Start making blue stripes. But I wasn't in the mood for straight lines, so I started creating a wavy pattern.

Step 4: Add more waves on the left and the right of the initial line. Feel free to do them any way you like.

Step 5: Add even more lines in any fashion you want.

Step 6: Paint the other half of your nails red.

Step 7: Take off the striping tape. The line should be visible.

Step 8: Add the little gold stars on the red part of the nail and add a lot of top coat so they don't fall off. This is also the time to clean all your nail edges.

I hope you enjoy my patriotic nail art, although it is a bit on the abstract side, but I still like it! Since there will be a lot of the literal USA flag nails out there now, but I like standing out with a nice original design.


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