holiday manicures

Simple & Stylish Patriotic Manicures

I love holiday manicures & the 4th of July is the perfect time to get creative!

Now, as much as I’m into my nails, I’m not really into crazy nail art. I do mix it up a little bit, but overall, I’m pretty simple when it comes to my manis which surprises people, but it’s just my style. 🙂

This weekend, my cousin is actually getting married [SO EXCITED!!] so I’m opting out of a festive red, white, and blue mani in exchange for a polish that compliments my dress – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been oogling the fun designs that have been coming across my social timelines!

Here are a couple of my favorite, simplistic, but still ode-to-America manicure picks!

Love this look from Lulu's.
Love this look from Lulu’s.
A little Minnie-Mouse-y, but I love! From PinsPlace.
A little Minnie-Mouse-y, but I love! From PinsPlace.

 

Similar concept as above with a little more glitter, from Tends-Style.
Similar concept as Lulu’s, but with a little more glitter, from @vickyaliceb
Love this look from Bloomin Beauty Blog!
Love this look from Bloomin Beauty Blog!
A simple RWB from Peek & Ponder!
A simple RWB from Peek & Ponder!
May be the cutest little accent nail ever - from Pretty Prudent.
May be the cutest little accent nail ever – from Pretty Prudent.

Did you find a cute mani design for the 4th? Link it below!

I hope that everyone has a safe & Happy 4th of July weekend!

XOX

Holiday Manicures

‘Tis the season for some holiday manicures! While there are fabulous polish colors all around, I have narrowed it down and selected my top 8:

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1: Nicole by OPI –  Marooned in Paradise

2: Orly – Wandering Vine

3: Color Club – Platinum Record

4: Essie – Good As Gold

5: Essie – Too Too Hot

6: Sephora – Only Gold For Me

7: Zoya – Raven

8: China Glaze – White On White

Now before you get to painting, I have a few tips on how to make your holiday manicures not only look great, but last all season long!

1) Keep your nails short: Between all of the shopping, wrapping, baking & decorating, your nails are likely to take a hit. By by keeping them short & filed with a rounded or squoval shape, you’re less likely to suffer any splitting, cracks or breakage.

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2) Moisturize:  As you know, I am a HUGE fan of cuticle oil – especially in the winter!

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The cold weather tends to make our nails more brittle, and our cuticles more dry. Use an oil or balm on your nails & beds regularly as well as a hand lotion. Take advantage of the yummy holiday scents!

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3) Consider Gel: I usually always have a Gelish gel manicure, but if you don’t typically get them, consider splurging during the holidays! It will hold strong for all of your Christmas festivities and right through New Years!

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What is your all time favorite polish color to wear during the holiday season?

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