On Nnenna’s Nails #18: Fourth of July

On Nnenna's Nails #18: 4th of July 2

Blue*Joe Fresh Navy Marine // Glitter*Julep America the Beautiful

Blue*NYC Skin Tight Denim Creme // Red*Sally Hansen Cherry Red // White*NYC French White

You know I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a themed manicure for the 4th of July! I actually did the bottom manicure first. I thought of doing stripes on each individual nail, but didn’t have a small enough brush, so I decided that each nail would count as a stripe. The white is a bit tricky to apply, just because it comes out so streaky/chalky, but I think I did okay here. The stars that you can see on my thumb are actually stickers that I put on top of the blue nail polish, then I applied a top coat over the whole thing.

Then, the very next day, I was unhappy with how my nails looked (the polish was a bit clumpy and dried with air bubbles), so I took it all off and did the top manicure! I also received my July Julep Maven box yesterday, so I really really wanted to use that glitter polish for my Fourth of July manicure. I did a base coat of navy with the Joe Fresh nail polish, then painted one coat of the glitter polish from Julep. Definitely a simpler manicure and I feel better that my nails look so much neater!

Happy 4th of July to my American readers!
I’ll be taking tomorrow off, so see you back here on Thursday! :)

  • Tracy

    I think both manicures look seriously pretty. I am always so horrible at painting my nails.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    • Thank you Tracy! Painting your nails just takes lots of practice, I think! :)

  • OH how festive! You did a great nail job! Enjoy your holiday.

    • Thank you! Hope you had a great 4th!

  • totally loving your glitter manni!

    • Thank you Lydia! I like that one better myself :)

  • Elana Katz

    These are awesome! I’m so jealous, I would end up with a hand covered in glitter if I tried this.


    • Thank you Elana! That’s the beauty of nail polish remover- you can fix up any mistakes afterwards! :)

  • Loving the red and white!


  • james

    awww, wish i couldve seen this post sooner! i only have red nails on for this july 4th =P very cute! i wish my nails would look that good after i paint them =) hope that you are well sweet heart <3 muah!

    xx, james

    • Red nails are a classic :) Thank you friend! Hope you had a lovely 4th of July! :)

  • Oh, excuuuuuuuse me! Not one but two 4th of July manis? I am impressed! ;)

    I absolutely despise white polish. I always think it looks messy, but your nails looks perfect here! Well done!

    I’m giving away two bottles of Zoya polish – you should enter!

    • Haha, it was mostly by accident- I didn’t like my first one so I did another one! I’m glad it’s not just me who finds white nail polish so difficult. Ooo yes, thanks for letting me know- I’ll enter right now :) Hope you had a great 4th of July Santina!