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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.


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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 →

Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat

Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat The Daily Varnish On the heels of NYC releasing their Strip Me Off Base Coat, Sally Hansen has thrown their hat in the peel off base coat ring with their Big Peel Off Base Coat. The base coat is supposed to make it easy to remove glitters and other special effect polishes in a single step. On the back […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Miss Independent

deborah lippmann Miss Independent Cover The early 2000’s are still responsible for some of my favorite music. Back in the day Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson was my jam. It helped that Miss Independent was originally supposed to be on my favorite album of all time; Christina Aguilera Stripped. But anyhow, enough music nostalgia! Miss Independent is one of the […] Continue reading →

deborah lippmann Can’t Be Tamed

deborah lippmann Can't Be Tamed The Daily Varnish The first day of summer was this past Sunday and I’m about to share a polish with y’all from a fall collection. Crazy, I know. But I’ve had so much fun wearing this polish (especially on the beach) I just have to share. Plus, thanks to Can’t Be Tamed I cannot stop listening to that […] 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 →

Sally Hansen Pearl Crush Summer 2015

Sally Hansen Pearl Crush The Daily Varnish The Pearl Crush line from Sally Hansen is a special effects collection that has 8 polishes that give the nails an eye catching shimmery finish. These polishes were inspired by the iridescent trend and have a unique combination of pigments that interact with layers of large, faceted glitter particles. The resulting effect is a 3D crushed pearl […] Continue reading →

Birthday Mani 2015

Perfect Pair essie Flowerista and Orly Bubbly Bombshell As of Sunday I am a year older. Woohoo! I had a lovely weekend with friends and family though the main even was earlier in the week when the boy and I went to see Matt Nathanson, The Fray and Train on the Picasso at the Wheel tour. We had the best time. Anyhow. Orly Bubbly […] Continue reading →