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Friday, 3 July 2015

4th of July - Darling Diva Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! & Red Dog Designs Let Freedom Bling!

Hi everyone! Today's post has a long title huh? Sorry I couldn't think of anything better. But as you might have guessed, I have a 4th of July mani to share with you today. 

I know I'm not American or in the US but it's still a good excuse for nice nails and to pull some pretty glitter polish out of my Helmers. I love seeing all the patriotic nail art from other bloggers so I wanted to join in. 

Darling Diva - Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! & Red Dog Designs - Let Freedom Bling! - Sunlight

I did however decide to pass on the super obvious American nail art and do something understated instead which would be more wearable for a few days. I recently got Darling Diva's Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! from my lovely friend Jen from My Nail Polish Obsession. She knew I had been eyeing this beauty and surprised me with it. Well I totally love it! It's a gorgeous glowy smooth red holo. It has that gorgeous velvety aspect that I love so much, especially in red! So classy! 

Darling Diva - Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! & Red Dog Designs - Let Freedom Bling! - Sunlight

I found the formula to be on the thicker side but totally manageable and easy enough to apply. I used 2 coats and one coat of topcoat. It is pretty hot here at the moment (for where I live anyway) so I suspect that may have something to do with it... 

Darling Diva - Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! & Red Dog Designs - Let Freedom Bling! - Artificial Lighting

I added an accent nail of Red Dog Designs Let Freedom Bling! This glitter polish was released back in 2013 for the 4th of July so unfortunately it is no longer available. However Gina does currently have another 4th of July polish in stock right now called Red, White, & BOOM! which looks awesome too! If you are familiar with Red Dog Designs you might know how Gina makes some of the best glitter polishes out there. I love her stuff! 

Darling Diva - Are You Medusa? Because You Make Me Rock Hard! & Red Dog Designs - Let Freedom Bling! - Artificial Lighting

This one is so sparkly and it's like fireworks on your nails. The clear base is packed with red, white and blue glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes (including bars and microbars, hexes and micro glitter) as well as touches of silver and silver stars! I applied one coat on my ring fingers and I did not have to fish for glitter pieces, not even the stars. I used 2 coats of topcoat over my accent nails to smooth things out because of the stars but depending on your topcoat you may only need one. 

Overall I love how this mani came out, sometimes a something simple turns out to be really fun to wear! I cannot wait to put this Darling Diva polish onto my toes either. I have a feeling it will turn into a favourite pedi colour! 

What do you think of this combo? What are you wearing on your nails for July 4th? 

Where to Buy:
Darling Diva Store 

Red Dog Designs Store

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