Twinsie Tuesday - Patriotic Manicure


Hi everyone!! Happy Tuesday!  As you read this, I'm away once again.  Hubby has whisked me away for a couple of days.  The location was a surprise to me, so by now I know where it is, but since this is a scheduled post, I didn't have the info at the time.  I'll be sure to update you all once I return.

This week, the twinsies had to create patriotic manicures in honor of Independence day (red, white, and blue).  The decision making process was tough for me with this one because I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do.  First, I thought, I'd do some sort of tape mani.  Then I threw that out the window, because I was too lazy.  Then I decided I'd try a manicure with a safety pin (like this one), a technique I've been meaning to try. However, that was a fail.  Big time!  So finally, I decided to do a skittle mani with polka dots.

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The colors I used were:
Red - Orly Star Spangled
White - Orly Au Champagne
Blue - NYC Pier 17


**You can click on the links to see the original posts for these polishes**


I just alternated the colors on each nail as a base and used the other two colors as polka dots.  I really liked my middle and ring fingers because I was able to spread the dots out nice and evenly and they didn't look too cluttered.  Hubby preferred the index and pinky fingers though.

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I decided to leave the thumb with just the base color.

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I really liked this mani, even though it was a bit busy, lol.  When I wore it I got a lot of compliments too!  Many people couldn't believe I did it myself.  You know that made me smile ;0).

What do you guys think of this mani?  Do you plan to wear a patriotic mani for July 4th?

Be sure to check out my twinsies and see what patriotic manis they came up with!
Amanda: http://amandalandish.com
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com
Chelsea: http://nailedblog.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.com
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com
Jenna: http://jennafroggy.com
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com
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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Can't wait to find out where you were whisked off to!

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  2. aww, that's adorable about the trip with your hubby! I hope you're having a fantastic time!! and what a great mani:] I love the dots, so cute

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    1. I had a great time! Thanks Sarah ;0). And thanks regarding the mani!

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  3. love it :) have fun with your hubby !

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  4. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I need that Au Champagne! This manicure is just so amazing - your dots look so perfect <3

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    1. Isn't it amazing!! Makes me actually like white!

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  5. Beautiful mani! All of the dots are a nice touch.

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  6. This is gorgeous!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time! :D

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  7. oooo!! I like the white base ones too. :) They're all very cute.

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  8. This is seriously adorable! I love how you alternated all the different colors for each nail.

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  9. I am completely loving this mani!

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  10. Have fun with your hubby. This looks lovely!! :-)

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  11. I'm in awe, I see spots of patriotic dots... must... see.... physician LOL :))))))

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  12. Super cute dots! Two times for hubby and the surprise trip!

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  13. nice for a surprise trip. Love how the colors alternated!!

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    1. Thanks ChiChi! Yes, very nice of him.

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  14. I hope you are having fun on your trip! This mani is amazing. We are almost twins, we both have dotticures although yours is 1000x better lol :)

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    1. Thanks so much Katherine. It was great! Yeah for dotticures! Awww.. no it wasn't! Yours was really pretty too.

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  15. Cute cute mani!!! Have a great trip!

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  16. This is super cute!! I love the polka dots! I hope you're having fun where you are! :D

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  17. That's funny! I used to get that all the time when doing nail art and especially from guys. I love this mani! It's so cute and fun! Oh and very creative!

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    1. Thanks so much Mihaela!! Yeah, I love when I get compliments ;0).

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