Independence Day Nail Art

Ok, so one mani wasn’t enough (Yes it totally was, but you get my point).

I decided to get up early this AM and do a water marble.

Now y’all know I’m not the best in the world at this water marble BS. But I have to say I’m pretty proud of this one–even if the colors are crazy and the patterns are all wonky. I also have to say that I don’t know how you ladies who do these all the time (and on all of your fingers!) don’t go nuts after the first few. My ADD kicks in so bad around the fourth nail, that I want to say to hell with it and photograph what I have. It took me about 4 hours to get these done.

Exhibit A--Left Hand

Exhibit B--Right Hand

Exhibit C--OMG She's Got Two Hands!

The red is Wet ‘n Wild Red Red, the white is ChG White On White and the blue is MAC Spirit Of Truth.

To my American friends: Have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday. If you drink, don’t drive–do the Watermelon Crawl. πŸ˜‰

NOTD: MAC Obey Me + Independence Day Nail Art

“And I’m proud to be an American…”

Damn you, Lee Greenwood.

Anyhow, my SFAM sent me an early birthday package (and by early, I mean really early). But hey, I don’t mind. I loved being surprised. Her b-day was this past weekend. Did I even mail her present yet? No. I’m still staring at it sitting on my printer. Will I get around to mailing it? I’d like to think so. Ha!

In said birthday package, I received the two polishes from MAC’s Wonder Woman collection, Obey Me (red creme) and Spirit Of Truth (blue creme) as well as some Burt’s Bees cuticle cream. ❀

I decided to slap on Obey Me and wear it as my NOTD.

Then I said to myself, “Self… you’ve been looking for some 4th of July nail art bases. Here you go.”

And thusly, I painted my cheeseball rendition of Old Glory:

I taped off the sections, then painted on ChG White On White. While that was wet, I sprinkled on some white glitter. Then, I painted the blue french tip with MAC Spirit Of Truth. Then, I found a sheet of tiny rhinestones, and they made their way onto the blue tip. No, there’s not 50 stars. There’s only 16. This was an earlier America, k? LOL