You cannot celebrate the Fourth of July without going all out. It just doesn’t work any other way. You need to have all of the red, white, and blue clothes and accessories, and you also need to make sure that your beauty game is on (patriotic) point. Blue lipstick and star-shaped hair accessories are a good start, but you cannot forget about your manicure. Your nails are ten perfect little canvases to show off your patriotic pride.
Check out 12 manicures to celebrate the U.S. of A:
1. Stars And Stripes
Don’t get hung up on detail work. Go big and go bold. These thick stripes and large stars make a striking statement. The matte nail polish is also a fresh change.
2. Flag Accent Nail
French manicure fans will like this interpretation of the classic design. Simply swap your regular white tip for a sparkly red one and paint an American flag on an accent nail.
3. Swirling Flags
You’ve got to get the flag into your Fourth of July look somewhere. Instead of trying to squeeze the correct number of stripes and stars onto each nail, this manicure opts for a more minimalist, swirling approach.
4. Textured Red, White, and Blue
The textured look on these nails reminds you of a worn flag. Paint your nails white, then apply the contrasting nail polish on top. While it is still wet, use a toothpick, or another tool of your choice, to push some of the colors away and reveal the white underneath.
5. Glitter With Stars
Make sure you choose white, blue, and red nail polishes that are loaded with sparkle for this look. Because an opaque layer of glitter isn’t enough, add a few stars to your blue digit. FYI: Use tweezers to place the stars exactly where you want.
6. Diagonal Stars and Stripes
This nail art is a loose interpretation of the American flag and a french manicure. Diagonal red and white stripes are juxtaposed with a sparkly blue base.
7. Polka Dots and a Red Star
Anyone can recreate this look. Promise. Use a dotter tool to create the perfect polka dot shape. For the red star, use a fine brush. If you’re struggling to get the shape right, you can always use a decal. It isn’t cheating.
8. Red, White and Blue Tips
Negative space nails are having a moment, and this twist on a french manicure fits in with that idea. Keep the base of your nails simple, then add blue tips with polka dots and a thin red accent line.
9. Red, White, and Blue Confetti
Even nail art newbies can do this look. Simply paint your nails different colors, then add a tri-colored top coat, focusing on the moons of your nails.
10. Blue Stars Over Red and White Stripes
This is a clever way to work in the stars and stripes. It may not be traditional, but you still want to chant, “USA! USA! USA,” when you see it.
11. Star Moons and Striped Tips
If you’re doing this freehand, it will take some time to draw on all the stars. It will be worth it, but if you are short on time, you can try using stickers. It won’t make any difference.
12. Tri-Colored Chevron
You can never go wrong with a bold nail polish look. Dig out your glitter nail polishes and layer them on to create this patriotic chevron design.