Friday, July 4, 2014

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Rainbow Stars and Stripes

I created this rainbow stars and stripes mani and realised two days later that I could almost pass this off as a rainbow 4th of July mani!  

To create this design I used the same stamping technique I showed yesterday for the stars.  Once again I used Mundo de Unas stamping polishes.  I don't think I'll ever use any other polish to stamp with again!

For the stripes, I free hand painted them using mainly Picture Polish shades (frank-n-furter, totes, swagger and chillax) plus the awesome OPI I can't cope-a-cabana (the must have polish from the Brazil collection).  I was really happy with how these vertical stripes came out.  They were so much better than the horizontal stripes I did earlier this week.  I think it's because of the strong C curve on my nails that I can't paint neat horizontal stripes very well.

I have a mix of indoor photos taken at my desk at work, and some photos taken on the very dreary wet morning outside.  I wanted to show the indoor shots to show how glossy the mani was, because the outdoor shots really look like I was wearing a matte top coat  as there was no light reflection at all.

Happy Independence Day to all my US readers.


  1. This is nice and I like the colours! Funky :-)

  2. Do you have any advice for small blogs? Thanks,oh and love the rainbow colors! Almost reminds me of cake or something

  3. I'm so excited for my Mundo de Unas polishes to arrive! I'll try the rainbow stamping too then, because I really, really like what you did :)


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