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I’m the first person to admit that when it comes to nail polish, I’m a novice. I wear polish but I have never experimented with nail art or designs at all. When I received a patriotic manicure kit from Glossybox, I knew that I needed to figure out some simple patriotic nail designs that even a novice could manage. This post contains affiliate links.
Patriotic Nail Designs
Start by removing all of your existing polish and applying a protective base coat. Trim your cuticles and file your nails. I started with StrangeBeautiful nail polish due in red and navy and applied it alternating colors. After letting it dry completely, I taped off the very tips of each nail with tape and applied a clear nail polish. Then I quickly sprinkled on the glitter and let it dry completely. After it dried, I applied another clear coat of nail polish & removed the tape.
The results should have been amazing… should have. I got the directions from a beauty blogger who does lovely nails. I obviously lack that skill because the result was not lovely. So I started over.
Remove all the nail polish and clean up the glitter that is all over everywhere. Paint every nail red except your pointer finger. Paint that one navy. Let dry completely. Don’t rush. It has to be completely dry. Paint your ringer finger with a clear coat of nail polish and quickly roll it around in the glitter. Apply another coat of clear nail polish and roll it around some more. Finish with one more coat and allow to dry completely.
The result is cute. It’s not one of those patriotic nail designs that you need years of experience to manage but the end result is still a fun look for any patriotic holiday. I definitely had fun with this one even though I made a huge mess. Make sure that you sign up for Glossybox so you can receive a monthly subscription beauty box full of amazing products. This nail polish is featured in every June box. Sign up below.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.