Patriotic Nail Art Tutorial

Patriotic Nail Art Tutorial

The 4th of July is quickly coming and this Patriotic Nail Art tutorial will be perfect for your day and evening out! You shouldn’t have a problem finding the specific colors and tools at your local Walmart, CVS, Walgreen, etc..

Patriotic Nail Art

What you need:

  • Red nail polish
  • Blue nail polish
  • White nail art polish
  • Black nail art polish
  • Silver sparkle nail art polish
  • Nail art dotting tool



Patriotic Nail Art Tutorial

Paint every other nail two coats of blue or red. (For this tutorial, the thumb, middle and pinky fingers are red and the pointer and ring fingers are blue.) Let dry.



Patriotic Nail Art Thumb

Starting from the nail tip, use the dotting tool to make a row of blue dots. Make the next row white. Make the rest of the rows blue.



Patriotic Nail Art Pointer

Paint the tip of the nail with the silver sparkles. Let dry a bit then go over where you ended the sparkles with a line of white. Let it dry again for a few minutes. Using your dotting tool, go over the white line with red dots.



Patriotic Nail Art Middle Finger

Paint a rectangle in the corner using the white. Let dry a bit then line around it with black. Draw lines for the flag’s stripes. Using the dotting tool, make blue dots where the stars would go on a flag.



Patriotic Nail Art Ring Finger

Using the white, freehand draw a star and color it in. Let dry for a few minutes. Go over the edges of the star with the silver sparkles.



Patriotic Nail Art Pinky

Paint the tip of the nail blue and let dry. Make stripes with the white and let dry. Add a line of silver sparkles where the blue and red meet.

Patriotic Nail Art Tutorial

If desired, add a clear coat of polish to nails after they have dried. Enjoy your gorgeous Patriotic Nail Art and show it off with pride!


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Get Your Cupid On with SinfulColors

I’m so excited… I just can’t hide it!!! SinfulColors (who sent us some polishes for editorial consideration) has their V-Day line out and it is filled with awesomeness. They have 8 polishes just waiting for you to channel your inner cupid.


I had the opportunity to play with a few of them and I want to show you how my playdate with SinfulColors came out. First up there is the Love Sprinkles. It’s basically a topcoat with a blend of small and medium-sized round confetti and hearts.

I had a time getting the hearts to come out, but I do like how they don’t all clump up. I think one heart per finger is satisfactory.
SinfulColors Love Sprinkles

Next it’s Rise and Shine. A gorgeous teal color that deviates from the traditional red and pinks of Valentine’s Day. I think that is what makes me love it so much!

SinfulColors Rise and Shine

Daredevil is a medium pink shade with a slight purple hue that causes it to look metallic. I love the contrast and the cupid-esque look of this color.

SinfulColors Daredevil

Finally we have Dream On which is a vibrant magenta-ish color with a purple hue. This is my favorite color of the four I received and it seems to go on thicker than the others.

SinfulColors Dream on

SinfulColors is available nationwide at Walgreens, Rite Aid & Other Mass Retailers. Colors retail for $1.99 which make them a steal and a lot cheaper than getting them professionally done. The colors last a decent amount of time with a top coat on.

I can’t wait to see what SinfulColors has in store for St. Patty’s Day and Easter!! I absolutely adore them and hope you have as much fun mixing and matching their polishes as I do. You can connect with SinfulColors on social media to get even more holiday inspiration.

SinfulColors Wicked Colors for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and whether you’re dressing up or just hanging out it is easy to get in the spirit with Sinful Colors Wicked Colors for Halloween. They have some super fun top coats that are perfect accompaniments for your favorite colors.

SinfulColors Wicked Colors for Halloween

We received 5 of these to help inspire this post and yes, it is love. It’s so easy to take your ordinary nail polish to new heights with these fun top coats. Colors received are:

Ghoulishly Fluorescent: This is a glow in the dark top coat. The polish really does glow and I love that it’s almost clear. In the light it adds a ghoulish haze to your undercolor.
Pumpkin Spice: There really is pumpkin spice everything! This top coat contains orange and gold glitters in varying sizes. I found this to be the easiest/fullest coverage of the 4 glittery top coats.
Splatter Spell: I think this one is my personal favorite – it is totally Halloween. There are shredded black and gold pieces in varying sizes and medium sized orange pieces. I love the simplicity of the colors and the coverage isn’t bad either.

SinfulColors Wicked Colors for Halloween
Mystery Moonshine: I think mystery moonshine has all of the other colors in one (plus the purple.) They are shredded pieces as opposed to the shapes in the others.
Cauldron Couture: This is my second favorite of the top coats. It is large and small black pieces with medium and small green pieces sloshed around with green shredded glitter. There’s definitely a lot of green happening here and I love it!

SinfulColors Wicked Colors for Halloween

You can find these SinfulColors Wicked Colors top coats exclusively at Walgreens and Target.. They’re affordable and fun for the season so you should definitely check them out.

Types of Nail Fungus Infection

Nail fungal infection is a common problem, and many people are affected by it. This infection is also known as onychomycosis. Even though, fungal infection of fingernails and toenails are very common, but many people are not aware that there are numerous types of fungal nail infection. There are different fungi species, which can affect nails, and they can also infect the nails in several ways. There are mainly four major types of nail fungus they are; distal subungual onychomycosis, Candida onychomycosis, white superficial onychomycosis, and proximal subungual onychomycosis.

About nail fungus infection types

Types of nail fungus infection

The common type among the various types of this infection is distal subungual onychomycosis. It is mostly caused by the fungi called as the dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum. It infects the skin under the edge of your toe or fingertip nail. The fungus can spread through the nail matrix mainly backwards toward the cuticle and the sides of the nail. Due to this infection part of the infected nail can turn yellow or white, and pieces of skin, or nail fragments can build up underneath the nail. The nail can then split and crumble, and it might even separate from the skin. This infection is hard to treat.

White superficial onychomycosis is another vital type of nail fungus, which mainly affects the top nail layer and this infection often affects toenails and not the  fingernails. It is typically caused by the Trichophyton mentagrophytes that areanotherdermatophyte; the fungus begins to develop in the top layers of the nails and spreads to the entire nail surface. It first forms white spots on the surface of the nail and then the nail becomes covered with a crumbly or chalky powder. It can be treated easily with the help of zeta clear product to treat the nail fungus. Zeta clear reviews can aid you to have the more information on the same.

Most uncommon types of this infection are candida onychomycosis, also known as yeast infection. It can affect the nail and nail folds. It is more common in fingernails rather than toenails. This infection can cause nail to separate from the skin or the nail bed. It attacks weakened nail areas that might then become discolored white, brownish or green with an odd shape. The nail can look thicker, and this infection can be more painful.


Another type of nail fungus caused by dermatophyte is known as proximal subungual onychomycosis. It is uncommon mainly in healthy people and its appearance might signal an abnormality with poor immune system. It usually infects the base of your nail or the skin at the nail fold. It often leads to thickening of the skin that can further separate the nail from the skin. The base of the nail might appear white, and skin on the top foot can be largely infected. This type can occur both in toenail and fingernail. These are few of the major types of nail fungus that are caused due to various fungi types. Nail fungus infection can be treated efficiently and effectively with Zeta clear. Buy this product brand having positive zeta clear reviews.