Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July - Version 3.0

Happy Independence Day!!  I hope you are enjoying a day with family and friends today.  We spent a good evening with friends last night and me and the boys (hubs included) are hanging out together today.  It's pretty dang hot here and the boys spent some time in our little wading pool and now I'm cooling off and putting together this quick post to show off my 3rd of 3 patriotic manis (#1 HERE, #2 HERE)...and I think I save the best for last!

A couple weeks ago I saw a splatter mani on The PolishAholic.  I did my first splatter mani (which I'll post soon-ish) with a black base and blue and purple splatters.  And I couldn't pass up doing it for the 4th!

I started off with two coats of ChG White on White then I splattered ChG Frostbite (blue) and Zoya Alix.  I had some issues with my first splatter mani, but I got it down this time!  This pic was taken outdoors in filtered sunlight (there was a lot of smoke in the air - that's why my skin looks more orange than usual).

Ah...the standard sub-par pic of my right hand.  LOL  Of all my patriotic manis, I think I liked this one the best!  I know I said it before, but I really don't care for ChG White on White.  It seems to chip pretty easily, at least easier than my go-to SH White On.

How are you celebrating your 4th of July?  We'll be BBQing some tri-tip tonight but we won't be doing fireworks.  It's waaaay too dry here and the fireworks are hard to find at the moment.  Have a safe 4th!


Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Love the splatter mani. Glad you are enjoying your 4th. Am laying low for mine as I usually do. Take care

Stray Stitches said...

We celebrated the the 4th the same you did. Staying cool and having bbq tri-tip and corn. Love the mani!

SilhouetteScreams said...

SO COOL! Kinda reminds me of a crazy easter egg ^__^

nail crazy said...

you did a great job with this splatter mani :-D

Robyn said...

*googles splatter mani tutorial* So cool! We celebrated the 4th here by giving American customers free gin and then telling them they could have had a lot more if they weren't so independent. <true story :/