28 June 2014

Essie Haute in the Heat Patriotic Nail Art

Hello guys! I have some simple striping tape nail art to show you today (inspired partly by this gorgeous manicure) using some of my new Essie Haute in the Heat polishes from HB Beauty Bar. I think this manicure turned out a bit patriotic, which is great timing, since Independence Day is coming up here in the USA!

I started with a base of Essie Urban Jungle on all nails. Then, I taped off sections with striping tape and painted on Essie Haute in the Heat, and Essie Strut Your Stuff. I topped it all off with a quick drying top coat.

I love how this turned out! It almost reminds me of little abstract sailboats. I think it's a nice, refreshing take on the usual patriotic manicure. I probably could have used a second layer of top coat to really smooth it out, though!

I hope I will have time to do more nail art before the 4th of July. (Or at least, before July 2nd, which happens to be my 23rd birthday!)

Here is a visual of the polishes I used. I will be swatching this whole collection soon! (You can pick them up here.) What do you think of this manicure?

These polishes were provided for my honest review.


  1. These are cute! I like the colors to it too.

  2. This reminds me a bit of sails flapping in the wind. Very striking without being too complicated! ~Jessica

  3. Looks nice, reminds me of a TPT mani I did last month, same colours, although yours is flawless ;)


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