Tuesday, July 2, 2013
DIY Patriotic Manicure
I usually have my toenails painted during the summer months, but I rarely paint my fingernails. I can't remember the last time I painted my own nails! I am definitely not a nail expert!
Avon challenged the 2013 Makeup Mavens to create a patriotic manicure look just in time for 4th of July. At first, I wasn't sure what I would do, but when I was looking through some ideas I had pulled out of a magazine, I came across this tutorial for creating glitter fade nails in 4 easy steps from Lucky Magazine.
I decided to give this a try with a red, white, and blue twist. Here's what I used:
1. Avon Nailwear Pro in Vintage Blue
2. Avon Clear Speed Dry (received this as a part of one of the Makeup Maven prize bundles)
3. Martha Stewart Glitter in Red, White, and Blue Shades
First, I applied 2 coats of the Vintage Blue Nailwear. I had the 3 different colors of glitter in separate bowls. I used the polish brush from Clear Speed Dry to get a bit of glitter on it, then brushed the glitter on the tip of the nail starting at the top and moving down. I alternated the red, white, and blue glitter (the white didn't show up too well), then finished with a coat of the clear to seal everything.
My daughter liked it, so of course, I had to do her nails the same way!
It was fun to do something different like this and I might give it a try again in the future.
What are your favorite nail looks? Any favorite products?
I'm linking up!