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Textured 4th of July Manicure

Textured 4th of July ManicureHappy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. I’m spending the weekend at home in Charlotte. There’s just something about summer in the city that I love.

Anyhow, today we are having a cookout at my Mom’s house and we are going to see fireworks tonight so I wanted to have some appropriate nails.

The idea behind this manicure is to mix different textures to create a manicure that looks way more complicated than it is.

I used 3 different finishes in this manicure; shiny, matte and textured. For the shiny nail I used Color Club Frozen Daiquiri and for the textured blue nail I used OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!. On the three white nails I used SinfulColors Snow Me White topped with a coat of Finger Paints Red, White and Hue and essie Marshmallow. To get the matte finish I used Pure Ice Frost Finish top coat. And viola, I’ve got myself an interesting, patriotic manicure.

There are more swatches under the jump.

Alli

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Nail Art: Simple 4th of July Nails

Simple 4th of July Nails The Daily Varnish I don’t know about y’all but I am so ready for the holiday weekend. Because we went to the beach last week I’m going to be staying in Charlotte for the long weekend. The boy and I are going to take in a baseball game and watch fireworks at my favorite uptown park. But, I […] Continue reading →

Summer 2015 Must Have Polishes

Summer 2015 Must Have Polishes The Daily Varnish Summer is here and it is letting Charlotte know it! This past week has been insanely hot. Watermelons are out at the farmers market. And summer concert season is in full swing. That means it’s time to transition from spring polish colors to summer. I’m actually pretty excited about the summer color trends this year. […] Continue reading →

Memorial Day Manicure 2015

Memorial Day Manicure 2015 Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Memorial Day weekend is a very busy weekend in Charlotte because of the Coca Cola 600. I’m not a NASCAR fan (I know very little about the sport) but I do make a point to get up to Speed Street which is a three day […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: DIY Gravel Manicure

DIY Gravel Manicure It’s been ages since I’ve done a DIY! Mostly that’s because nail polish trends have really gone towards creme finish polishes. Nude nails in particular have been really popular and on trend. It seems every time summer rolls around textured manicures make their way back into the conversation. This summer’s textured manicures are really earthy […] Continue reading →

Spring 2015 Must Have Polishes

Spring 2015 Must Have Polishes Our national nightmare is over! Spring has finally arrived. And I could not be happier. The weather here in Charlotte this week has been just beautiful; I’ve definitely caught a case of spring fever. My favorite thing about a new season is new nail polish. My favorite Spring collection (so far…) is the essie Flowerista […] Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Manicure 2015

Valentine's Day Manicure COVER Happy Valentine’s Day! I know not everyone likes Valentine’s Day but I, for one, am a fan of a holiday that celebrates love. And chocolate. Even though chocolate isn’t the point but any holiday is better with chocolate. Anyway. While this manicure is red and pink I still think the fact that the base is […] Continue reading →

Alli’s Top 10 Polishes of 2014

Alli's Top 10 of 2014 It’s that time again for my absolute favorite post of the year. I love looking back at all the fantastic polishes released during the year. This year’s list is interesting. Last year not a single OPI polish made my top 10 list; this year OPI has 2 polishes on the list. Goes to show a […] Continue reading →