Star-Spangled Toes! A Patriotic 4th of July Nail Art Pedicure with Polish and Paint


Star-Spangled Toes for the Fourth!

I’d been wanted to play with some fun nail designs, so I got all Patriotic on my toes. I did not however have blue nail polish, so I got creative with acrylic paint. I started with a base coat and two coats of red nail polish. After the polish was completely dry, I gave it a light “sanding” with a fine nail file pad. Just like you do when painting, I roughed up the surface of the red to get it ready for the acrylic paint. Then came the wide stripe of blue acrylic paint. After that dried, I painted on the white stars and dots with white acrylic paint. When it was all thoroughly dry, I finished with a coat of clear polish. This is the tricky part. The top coat has be done with a thick layer, slowly and smoothly applied in a single long stroke. If you try and go over it again while wet, the paint underneath can come up. This technique worked great! I did up my toes almost a week ago and they still look great.


Painting on the Blue Stripe


On go the White Stars


All finished, polish drying


Star-Spangled Toes with Navy Blue Sandals

Have a Fantastic Fourth of July everyone!

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