If you're like me, you've been waiting for this week to roll around so you could finally get your hands on your red, white, and blue nail polish to give your fingernails a little Fourth of July flair. I decided do go with the good ole stars and stripes look and I'm pretty certain that I couldn't feel any more patriotic than I do right now!
Start with your base colors. Ring fingers get blue polish and the rest get white. Let your nails dry completely before going any further. You'll have a big mess on your hands (literally) if you don't wait it out.
Next, cut strips of tape and lay them on each nail and paint over them with red polish to make the stripes. Peel the tape off immediately after applying the polish or it won't come off. For the blue nail, use a toothpick to add dots of white polish for the stars. Finally, top it off with a layer of clear polish.
These fingers were made for flag saluting!
I have to be honest, this look took a lot of patience, so if you don't have a lot of time on your hands (pun intended) here's a simpler second look you can try. Just do red nails with white tips and then on the blue nail add a coat of glitter polish for the stars!