• Our faces may be dirty with barbecue sauce tomorrow, but our nails don't have to be. We're celebrating America's birthday the only way we know how...by painting our nails red, white and blue. Check out the best of the best on Instagram!

    Instead of going with the traditional flag, user awesome_nails_ added a little spunk by adding lightning bolts. Get those perfect stripes with scotch tape.

    Try It: Toe Nail Strips

    Photo: Instagram User: awesome_nails_

  • We love how user ashtonannbuckley did a little twist on the french manicure, applying blue and white to the tips. Now that is color blocking at its best.

    Instagram Inspiration: Pastel Nails' Last Hoorah

    Photo: Instagram User: ashtonannbuckley

  • The best part about three colors is that you have so many options to mix and match with your pedi. User bethanygary went with a classic red pedicure and added a little more color to her mani.

    Instagram Inspiration: Summer Ponytails

    Photo: Instagram User: bethanygary

  • I decided to get a little festive, as well, with a blue and white mani. I accented my ring finger with the NCLA Fiercely Independent Nail Wrap Kit ($16, Shopncla.com) that includes 22 wraps with three different designs - hearts (pictured), skull and cross bones and dollar signs.

    Get The Look: A 3-Minute Topknot

    Photo: Instagram User: Daily Makeover

  • What better time is there to go with a fireworks design than the Fourth of July? To recreate, start with a red base and glue a crystal in the center. Draw sweeping lines of blue and white from the crystal. Finish with crystals around the perimeter of the nail.

    Instagram Inspiration: Braids To Try Right Now

    Photo: Instagram User: morganferschke

  • Make your life a little easier, and create the illusion of those fireworks with a tie-dye design of white topped off with blue and red.

    Get The Look: The Waterfall Braid

    Photo: Instagram User: stephaniemj

  • Go a little more summery like user nail_fusion did, and opt for a lighter blue like this aqua. What are your plans for the Fourth? Nail wise, that is.

    Get The Look: Emma Stone's Daytime Cat Eye

    Photo: Instagram User: nail_fusion


Instagram Inspiration: Patriotic Manis


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