10 Fabulous Manicures That Will Help You Celebrate The Fourth Of July In Style
Fireworks, barbeques, parades, activities at the lake, beach, or pool: all typical Fourth of July activities for the average American. And while social distancing may require gatherings to be a great deal smaller this year, there’s no reason why you can’t get into the patriotic spirit. One of the easiest ways to do that is with some Americana nail polish to go alongside the day’s red, white, and blue outfit. And with nail salons just opening up in some states, it could be the perfect opportunity to support your local salon that has been forced to be closed for the past few months. If your state hasn’t allowed that yet, or you simply don’t feel comfortable, a lot of these options lend themselves to a fun DIY project.
Classic Flag-Themed Nails
When I think of Fourth of July-themed nails, this is immediately what comes to mind. Whether you just do the stripes as an accent nail or alternate between stars and stripes like in the photo above, it’s a classic choice that’ll help this socially distant Fourth of July to at least feel like the ones of the past.
Red, White, and Blue Glitter
If bright red, bold nail art is a bit too much for your taste, try this subtle take on nails for the Fourth. Start with a light pink or nude base and then use red, white, and blue glitter nail polish on your tips. For an accent nail, do blue or red polish and then put the glitter nail polish over the whole nail.
Baby Blue and Stars
If the nails of your dreams come in a more pastel hue, try this baby blue take on the classic stars. Just don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the baby blue hue and want to wear that color on your nails in August too!
A Neon Take on Patriotism
Pastels aren’t your thing? Neon just might be, and with the bright take on the classic flag-themed manicure, these are sure to be a hit at any barbeque.
Ask for “The Fireworks”
When your nails match the beautiful fireworks display going on up above that night, you know you’ve picked well. These firework-themed nails are bound to get some “oohs” and “aahs” equal to the fireworks going on in the sky. And hey, a little birdy told me these fireworks are legal in every state.
Americana French Mani
If you never stray from your French manicure, this could be just the slight twist on your favorite manicure for the Fourth. And the modern geometric shape design is sure to make you feel just as chic.
Why not make your nails match your favorite Fourth of July treat? If it isn’t now, it was surely a childhood favorite. Since you’ve probably moved on to lipstick and don’t still rock the popsicle-stained lips you wore at age 7, your nails are a perfect way to reminisce this Independence Day.
Red, White, and Blue Florals
With the nail salon closures, you probably didn’t get a chance to have floral themed nails this spring. But make the flowers red, white, and blue, and they’ll be a perfect fit so you don’t have to miss out.
Tie-dye is trending again! (Isn’t 2020 just full of surprises?) Keep up with the style right down to your manicure. The red, white, and blue colors make it a fitting and fun choice for the Fourth.
Alternating Blue and Red Nails
Hoping to see some doable DIY options on the list? This option won’t let you down. Alternate the red and the blue nails, try to keep your hand steady, and you’re golden. Oh, and bonus points if you do an accent nail that’s silver and sparkly!
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