4th of July Nail Art.. All Accent Nails!

Hello loveys! Let me turn back the clock a few hours and pretend that it’s still technically the 4th of July here. :)
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the sneak peek I posted of this mani in the making a few days ago and if you follow me on Facebook you might have seen it earlier today. I just didn’t have time to blog it before I went to my friends fireworks party. That I had an Awesome time at by the way, even tho my ride got incredibly drunk and passed out so I had to call her mom for a ride home. Haha. Good times!
I am so in love with this mani it’s crazy! I would wear it forever if I could. I had so many ideas in my head for nail arts I wanted to do so I just did them all.. Hence an all accent nails manicure. :) I worked on this on and off for 2 days, albeit I’m a pretty slow nail painter in general but I think this one hand took me around 5 hours in all. It was all done freehand, no tape or anything. So I’m super proud of how nicely it came out. 
And I used a TON of polishes on this one! I’ll break it down nail by nail..
Starting with my thumb I have Zoya America topped with I♥Nail Polish’s Once Upon A Starry Night (swatched here). On my index finger is SOPI White Hot, Nails Inc Baker Street, and Zoya America again and I added 3 silver stars that I got from a bag of confetti that I found at a garage sale for 10¢ to give it a cool 3D effect. The flag on my middle finger is Ninja Polish Sapphire Dreams topped with Ninja Polish First Snow for the “stars” (both swatched here), the stripes were done with Zoya Gaia and Ninja Polish Ambrosia (swatched here). For the negative space or peek-a-boo design (as I like to call it) on my ring finger I started with a coat of Beauty Secrets ridge filler and with my smallest nail art brush I carefully made the red star with A England Perceval (swatched here) then I just outlined it with SOPI White Hot and A England Tristam. Finally on my pinky nail is 2 coats of Sephora by OPI White Hot and I added some of my Born Pretty Store “glequins” (that I reviewed here). Whew.. that was a lot!
After spending so long painting my left hand I was too lazy to make the right hand match so I did a plain tape mani with matching colors instead. I just made 2 diagonal lines with striping tape and used Ninja Polish Sapphire Dreams (which is still my favorite blue!) and Ambrosia with Zoya Gaia in the middle. I just got Gaia during their Earth Day sale so I haven’t swatched it yet but I LOVE the gold shimmer with the white, it is so gorgeous in real life. I’ll have to show it to you guys sometime soon. After I removed the tape I used my silver glitter Kiss striper to make the lines in between.
I really like this mani too, even if it does make me think of the post office. Haha.

So what do you all think?!? I am considering entering this into a nail art contest on Instagram but I can only enter one mani.. is this the best nail art I’ve done so far? I’m kind of torn between entering this or my vintage roses mani. Thoughts?

Anyways, I hope you had a fabulous Independence Day or July 4th wherever you may be.
Love you guys!
♥ ♥ ♥

See you soon..

*Some of the products in this post were provided for review*
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