Red, White, and Blue Nail Art

With our American friends celebrating the Fourth of July today, we decided to get into the spirit with some red, white, and blue inspired beauty. The following nail tutorial explains how to get the flag-inspired look:

You will need: Four shades of nail colour (a solid white, royal or cobalt blue, glittery silver, and cherry red), a dotting tool, thin nail brush, and a clear topcoat.

1) Start off with painting each fingernail an alternating colour in red, white, and blue.

2) After the polish has dried, begin applying the patterns onto each nail. Start off with straight vertical white stripes over the red, white stars over the blue (which will be created with thin criss-cross lines using the dotting tool), and the silver sparkle over the solid white.

3) Finish off with a touch of silver over the blue and white nails for a sparkling effect.

4) Once the nails have dried, apply one layer of a high-quality clear topcoat such as Sephora Shine Top Coat ($12, available online and in stores) to help all your artistic efforts stay in place and become lasting results. Happy Fourth of July from Real Style!

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