Can you believe this is officially the half-birthday of the Lacquer Legion?! I’m so excited for this post every month. I’ve discovered some great bloggers through the monthly hashtag! So this month’s prompt is OnHoliday. My family had to postpone the annual summer vacay this year until the Fall. Since that’s a ways off, I decided to focus on a literal holiday instead – the Fourth of July. I recently got the most amazing nail mail from Salon Perfect with tons of awesome red, white and blue (and gold and silver!) goodies, so I went to work creating a themed skittle mani.
Salon Perfect released 15 (yes, 15!!) new polishes in their Paint the Town Red, White and Blue Collection (see press release here). The set also included decals, striping tape, dotting tools and more. I was overwhelmed with the choices!
I used quite a few different things for this USA-tribute nail art.
- Thumb: He’s With Me base accented with Firecracker star decals dotted with Blue Ribbon centers
- Pointer: Twinkle Twinkle base with a free-handed Wild Blue Yonder half moon topped with Boom Boom Boom glitter and outlined with Paint the Town Red
- Middle: Sugar Cube base with a handpainted flag using Paint the Town Red and Blue Ribbon – stars were added with glitters from Silver Sparkler
- Ringer: Wild Blue Yonder base with a Twinkle Twinkle tip and easy striping tape stripes
- Pinky: Paint the Town Red and Star Spangled glitter topper
I love Paint the Town Red! It’s such a clean red. But I think the pinky is my fave. It looks so fancy and yet it literally took zero skill. After the red base, I swiped on a single coat of Star Spangled so I’d get the silver sparkled base. Then I picked up individual stars with the dotting tool to place them where I wanted them. Speaking of the dotter, I’m digging these tools. There were two in the pack. One was a double-sided dotter and one was a dotter and brush combo. The brush was tiny with good control. I used it to paint my flag.
The Salon Perfect Paint the Town Red, White & Blue Collection is available now as part of a limited edition promotional display at select Walmart stores nationwide. Polish, pens and tools will retail for $3.98 each and the Nail Art Liners, Decals and Striping Tape will retail for $1.98 each.View the complete Salon Perfect collection at www.SalonPerfect.com.
I can’t wait to see the other OnHoliday manis! I have visions of beaches and camping and European destinations dancing in my head. Be sure to use the #LLOnHoliday hashtag so we can find you. Check out the Lacquer Legion Facebook where we’ll feature some of our faves at the end of the day!
More on The Lacquer Legion: The Lacquer Legion, conceived by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails (work/play/polish, The Nailasaurus, and Rebecca Likes Nails are admins), releases a new nail art prompt every month. Join the fun by posting your mani on the designated day using the assigned hashtag. There’s no commitment…participate as much or as little as you’d like. Get involved in the community and show your stuff! Everyone is welcome! Follow The Lacquer Legion on Facebook for upcoming prompts and info.
Disclosure: Products used in this post were provided by Salon Perfect for my consideration. All opinions are my own. This post may contain an affiliate link. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.