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Stars and Stripes Forever

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It’s Memorial Day, a day to honor those military service-people who fought and died for us to enjoy freedom as we know it. To the fallen soldiers of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Reserves, we love you and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. In honor and memory of those brave soldiers and as a part of my 1st Nail Art Challenge/Contest, I completed this American Flag manicure according to Syreeta’s suggestions. The base color on my thumb and index nails is China Glaze Frostbite and they are covered in rhinestones. I used a one coat of OPI Top Coat under the rhinestones then a coat of OPI Top Coat and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to affix them. On my middle, ring, and pinky nails, I used Orly Winter Wonderland for the base color and Art Deco Nail Art Striper in Red Glitter for the red stripes.

Right now, Syreeta has the only submission in my 1st Nail Art Challenge/Contest and she’ll be the only to get Orly Bonder and Essie Quick-e Drying Drops unless someone else makes a suggestion soon. 😀

China Glaze Frostbite, Orly Winter Wonderland, Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer Red Glitter

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Luxe Lace

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I’d like to show the nail design that took the most time to perfect and thus the one I’m most proud of so far…Lace. The only tutorials I’ve found for affixing anything to nails involves nail glue, but I don’t believe in possibly damaging the natural nail for a temporary look. This design was achieved by carefully affixing the lace pieces using OPI topcoat (a staple in any nail polish fiend’s collection). The color underneath the lace is Orly’s Winter Wonderland from their most recent holiday line…I feel it’s a great alternative to a classic pearl white. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed wearing it…