Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

Apparently it's getting to be that time of the year when folks in the U.S. are thinking about fireworks, freedom, and hot dogs.  That's right.  The 4th of July is almost here!  

This is three coats of Misa Heaven White.  I was really digging it on its own.  It was strangely chic, clean, and comforting.  The application was a bit of a chore, just in trying to make sure everything was even and smooth. 

Now on to the fun stuff!  You fine folks have not seen any of my Konad skills as of yet.  I have not had my Konad Stamping Nail Art for very long, but quickly learned to love and appreciate its awesomeness.  I'm still learning as I go, picking up tips and tricks along the way.  

I used Konad Special polishes in red and blue.  The fireworks design, which I think is actually supposed to be rain, is from plate M8.  The placement on this one was slightly tricky for me.  

The index finger has the firework coming off the side while all the other fingers have it coming out from the base of my nail.  Oops.  I'm okay with it, though.  

I apologize for some of the pictures being out of focus.  I was having a hard time getting my camera to cooperate with me tonight!

Oh yes!  And then I added stars with plate m11.

I didn't take any pictures before the JUNK, but it was kind of too crisp and was crying out for shiny sparkles, "Help me!  I need Bllliiiiinnngg!"

After all, fireworks are all about pizazz.  I love my BB Couture for Nails Hollywood Junk.  Just one coat and POW!  I can almost smell the burning chemicals.

This was a lot of work and a ton of fun.  Totally worth it.  The only thing that could have made it better, in my weirdo opinion, is if the base of Hollywood Junk was totally clear.  It's a champagne color and shows slightly peachy-pinky odd against the white.  Not a big deal.

I did experiment with trying to stamp on some silver holo stars using China Glaze OMG, but it was a total no-go.  I could only just barely see it.  

I'm going to have some more fun with an Independence Day theme this week, so definitely come back to see more red-white-blue-and-bling manis!

P.S.  If you noticed my little lady up top, well, I just want you to know that I'm still working out my format here and am trying to find a good way to incorporate her into this blog.  I will probably end up changing my template and layout soon.  Thanks for the suggestion, Joan!  :)

3 dizzy comments:

So cute Lauren!! I'm weird, but I think I like the plain white even better than your Konad one LOL ;) Glad I found you sent me your link!!

WOW!!! Super cute! :D

Michelle - no offense is taken. I really liked the plain white, too! :)

Olivia - thank you! Someone today asked me if I had them done professionally and I was pleased to tell them that I do it myself. :D

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