Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tutorial: Faded Flags For 4th July

I saw this mani on Instagram by @annkristin0 and knew that I wanted to recreate them for 4th July. There are a lot of red, white, and blue manis doing the rounds at the moment so I was intrigued by this more muted design. Even though I'm from the UK with no particularly strong feelings about US Independence I love getting involved in this holiday as it's so fun, especially for us nail art enthusiasts. 
To recreate this design I used Barry M's Rosehip* and Huckleberry* along with their white nail art pen. To top everything off I used my trusty Seche Vite. Then I just followed the five easy steps below.
1. Paint two coats of your chosen base. I used Rosehip*
2. Draw on some white stripes and a rectangle in one of the corners
3. Use your blue shade to colour in the rectangle. I used Huckleberry*
4. Use your white nail art pen to draw some little spots in the blue bit
5. Top it all of with a quick drying top coat

One thing I noticed after I had created the mani was that the flag looks a bit backwards! Oops! So feel free to draw either the stripes horizontally or the blue patch in the other corner. 

Will any of you be celebrating the 4th July? 

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  1. This are so pretty! I love that these are pastel coloured too! Great tutorial! I don't think it matters that much that the flag is backwards - I didn't even realise until you pointed it out - oops! :P

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    1. Oh! I shouldn't have pointed it out! Emma.x

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