Fourth of July is my absolute favorite holiday! I love fireworks and spending time with my family and friends barbecuing and going out on the boat! Such a fun time! :) I knew I wanted to do some awesome nails, but there are so many ideas out there, it left my head spinning. I settled on my favorite type of nail art design...a gradient! I made it a little more unique by adding holographic stars.
I started by polishing my accent nail with two coats of OPI DS Coronation. While I waited for that to dry completely, I polished my other nails with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. When I was sure Coronation was completely dry, I used my star hole punch (yay, being a teacher!) to punch stars out of tape. I knew this might be difficult, so I stuck the tape to some sticker paper and then just punched the stars out. Then, I just peeled the tape stars off of the paper and stuck them to my nails! After that, I polished one coat of Alpine Snow on top because I was worried about how the gradient would look over Coronation.
Once Alpine Snow was dry, I got my sponge ready. I just polished Alpine Snow in the middle, Zoya Sooki on top, and OPI DS Magic on the bottom. Here were my tools and what the sponge looked like:
I sponged all of my nails. I did wrap my tips with Alpine Snow beforehand, but the Magic ended up wrapping them on its own! :) Once I polished my accent nail, I used tweezers to pull the star tape off. It ended up turning out pretty well, but I think I'll try to make star polish decals with the baggie method next time. I was worried the star punch would be too harsh with the fragile nail polish pieces though. They turned out really well! I love them! I did them early so I'd have time to post about them. I may end up doing them again before the 4th...if I get my Julep Maven order in time! ;) Anyways, onto the nails! These pictures were taken indoors on a sunny day! Oh, and don't forget to give me a "like" on Facebook! Enjoy! :)
My wrapped tips, thanks to the sponge! :)