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Flag Nails

Happy 4th of July! I am on call overnight tonight, which is incredibly unfortunate, because I love fireworks! Maybe if I’m lucky I can sneak off to the tall tower in the hospital and watch the fireworks from there.


Anyway, these nails are actually from LAST 4th of July, because I didn’t get them edited in time. I do, in fact, have flags on my nails right now, but you shall see them next year! Also, this means that you get to see some freehand today, rather than more stamping (which, lets be honest, will be back on Friday). Today is also the first time I’ll be wearing really visible nail art to the hospital…so we will see what happens. Hopefully everyone either ignores it or is cool with it!


The design here was inspired by badgirlnails because she does wonderful skittlettes. And also because I really never use some of my crazy holographic glitters.

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~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Blue: Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Silver glitter: Emily de Molly – Stockpile


Anyway, hope you enjoy the fireworks (if you are in the US), and if not then I hope it isn’t too hot out wherever you are!


Technically Day 4 of the OMD challenge is Black and White and Day 5 is Skittles…but I’m posting my Skittle mani today because its patriotic! I’ll post Day 4 tomorrow. :-p


I wanted to focus on red, white, and blue, and highlight the red and blue glequins* I received for review from the Born Pretty Store! So, I did a different nail art design on each finger. Let me know which is your favorite! Personally, I like my middle finger…I have been on the hunt for patterned scissors and just cannot find them! So I did a design that I wanted to cut with scissors, but by hand. And it came out remarkably well I think!


I also tried a new red, Forever Festive by colorgirl. It is a beautiful smooth one-coater red metallic polish. I need to compare this to Zoya Isla soon! I think Isla is a bit darker, but this polish is so stunning…I need to do a swatch. I forgot I had it!



  • Red: Covergirl – Forever Festive
  • White: JulieG – White Orchid
  • Blue: Wet n’ Wild – Blue Moon
  • Silver: A England – Excalibur
  • Red/blue glequin: Born Pretty – Glequin #3 (blue), #11 (red)

I love the added sparkle the glequins bring to the mani! Especially on my ring finger, they just make it look more festive. You can buy the glequins at the Born Pretty Store! Please use my 10% off code LY5X31, and happy shopping!


*This product was sent to me by the Born Pretty Store for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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