This year my husband and I are trying to celebrate all the holidays, if only just a little bit. I'm including painting my nails as celebrating. I keep expectations pretty low around here. Enjoy my shiny, patriotic sausage fingers!
I did something I had never done before, which was use cheap acrylic paint for the red and blue. My husband sent me this Duck Hunt nails video, which I did not do, but she uses acrylic paint for most of her nail art, which is SO MUCH easier to work with than regular nail polish. I don't have red or blue nail polish, so it was nice not to fork out cash to buy them for one set of nails.
I used Essie's Good To Go topcoat (which I do really like) and even though it shrinks the polish, it didn't really do that with acrylic paint, so that was pretty nice too.
I used a striper for the lines and stars, which were haaard and looked TERRIBLE but when you put them all next to each other it's like the cheerleader effect from How I Met Your Mother (a bunch of ugly girls grouped together can be deceptively pretty just because of how many of them their are, same with my janky stars).
I sported my nails at a Civil War Reenactment (which they have in Oregon! And probably everywhere! Well, in 'Merica. GO TO ONE) which is more of celebrating a holiday than nails, but I have no pictures to prove we were there. Oh wait yes I do!