Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy early 4th to all of my friends here in the U.S. Hope everyone has a safe and fun day tomorrow. We are going to some friends house for an early barbeque and some adult beverages. Don't you hate when a holiday falls in the middle of the week? Screws everything up. Of course, my husband is taking the rest of the week off, talk about screwing everything up. LOL  Anyway, on to my 4th of July mani!

let the fireworks begin!
I had bought this bottle of Independence Day from The Polish Bar awhile ago. Independence Day is a limited edition polish that is packed with fine matte white, red and blue glitters, as well as larger matte blue hex glitters. Love this polish! It goes on nicely, dries quickly. I had planned on using this over solely over Wet N Wild's Saved By The Blue but plans changed when the blue gllitter wasn't showing up like I thought it would.

I figured that if I used red, white and blue (the colors of our flag), you would be able to see the difference variations of Independence Day. Different colored glitters seem to pop on different colored name enamel, very cool! I think the one that showed the best though was the white, especially in the shade. The Red I used was Urban Decay Kiss and the White is Essie Marshmellow, 2 coats for all.

And of course I then had to add that extra sparkle of holo goodness, it is after all, Independence Day!! So I added a coat of Wet 'N Wild's Stars & Stripes. Those stars were a pain to fish out of that skinny neck bottle but worth it in the end.  I followed that all with a coat of Gelous and a coat of SV.

I bought 4 other polishes from The Polish Bar besides Independence Day, can't wait to swatch them! The last I checked, she still had stock available of Independence Day as well as some other favorite colors of mine. Here is a link to her Etsy Store.

Again, have a safe and fun holiday tomorrow! For those of you living in the hot zones, stay cool!!


  1. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the info and rules here:

    I am loving your Fourth of July mani. Perfect combo. Very nice job. : )

  2. Very, very cute! Love the stars & stripes, I wish we could get Wet n Wild here. Hope you had a lovely 4th of July!

  3. What a perfect combination! I love how the different base colours accentuate different aspects of the glitters. So, so festive! :)