July 4th Mani using Salon Express Stamping Kit and NYC French White Tip and my Firecracker Cake

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Hope you all had a nice 4th of July, if you were here in the states celebrating.  Yesterday morning my son and I got up early and made a "firecracker cake" compliments of Betty Crocker (and Pinterest).  I don't usually go for the box cake deals, but this was just too cute to pass up.  If you are interested, here's the recipe, which can obviously be adjusted to fit the colors you would like. 

Four the 4th, I decided to with a simple manicure.  I actually had purchased the Salon Express Nail Stamping Kit (now available at Big Lots for $6) at CVS before Christmas last year, and realized there was a plate in the kit that looked similar to fireworks, so I used the SE20 plate.  I had actually purchased a Konad kit on eBay months ago, and it came with their red and blue stamping polish, so that worked out really well.  To do this look, here is what I did:

NYC French White Tip - 2 coats
Ring Finger: SE20 stamp (red then blue)
Iridescent Glitter - lined as French tip and dotted on ring finger

In retrospect, I probably wouldn't have lined the glitter on the tips like a French manicure, but oh well!  It's for one day, right? 

This was super simple, and not too over-the-top for the day.  What did you do for your patriotic mani?

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  1. Very nice, I never thought of using that pattern, I just went with regular stars. I bought like three of these kits from BL. They make great gifts :)


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