10 red, white and blue manicures to try for the 4th of July
The 4th of July is almost here which means for those who celebrate: fireworks, barbeques and checking Taylor Swift's Instagram to see who is invited to her annual blowout and who isn't. And while it may not be public holiday here, there's nothing to stop you from donning cute, red-white-and-blue inspired manicures this month. We scoured Instagram for the most tasteful options — from the usual stars and stripes to more creative iterations — so you can show your spirit on your fingertips.
WAVING THE FLAG
Perfect and precise, this elevates the usual stars and stripes with a dotty twist instead.
Basic yet graphic, the rich cobalt against the natural nail shade really pops, for a negative space mani of epic proportions.
A MINI TUTORIAL
A blow-by-blow on how to get this 3D version at home, if you have the time and the dexterity.
STARS AND SWIRLS
A more abstract take on stripes in a fun, glitter finish.
THE WHITE STRIPES
Peekaboo stripes on a red and white palette are pretty cool.
This reminds us a bit of old-school envelopes... in a good way. These are nail appliqués which save time and trouble.
Bright pops of bold colour look both like a Pepsi ad and a festive mani.
Another awesome fusion: Wonder Woman meets Indepence Day.
You don't have to go big on each nail... sometimes less is more.
Clashing patterns on each nail? Yes, you can!